How ‘The Good Wife’ Could Continue After Creators Depart

TCA 2016: Michelle and Robert King will leave show after season 7, according to CBS Entertainment president

Julianna Margulies and Christine Baranski in The Good Wife Season 6 opener

“The Good Wife” could continue after creators Michelle and Robert King depart the series, CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller said Tuesday.

Geller confirmed at a TCA panel that the executive producers will leave after the drama’s seventh season. Speaking to reporters after the panel, Geller confirmed that the Kings’ departure will not affect the network’s decision on whether to continue the series.

“The show can absolutely continue, even if the Kings are not running it,” Geller said.

Asked who would take over as showrunner of the series, Geller said, “Craig Turk, who’s there now, is an executive producer on the show, and he would continue with the show.”

CBS last year ordered a summer event series from the Kings, “Brain Dead,” set to premiere in summer 2016. Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Tveit are set to star in the show, described as a comic thriller.

“I think it’s a combination of many things, one of them being they want to also work on new things,” Geller said when asked why the Kings were leaving. “Creators like to keep creating. I think that they’ve enjoyed working on the show for seven years, and they’re ready to move on.”

“The Good Wife,” starring Julianna Margulies, has won five Primetime Emmy Awards