Real life politicians boost ‘Good Wife,’ Julianna Margulies says

  • By Rich Heldenfels Akron Beacon Journal
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2013 1:50pm
  • LifeGo-See-Do

Q: I am wondering if “The Good Wife” is coming back to CBS. “Unforgettable” is now in the same time slot.

A: “Unforgettable,” the drama starring Poppy Montgomery, was brought back for a second season as a summer-only show. “The Good Wife,” with Julianna Margulies, will return to 9 p.m. Sundays; it begins its fifth season on Sept. 29.

And it has been having a good summer. Inspired in part by real-life politicians Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner, the latest developments surrounding those men often delighted Margulies. “I would never want to benefit from someone else’s pain but … it is the gift that just keeps on giving,” she told E! Online.

“It is shocking that in our fifth season, this show is more relevant than ever.”

Q: Can you tell me what happened to two of my favorite shows, “American Loggers” and “Swamp Loggers?”

A: “American Loggers” has not aired a new episode since 2011, and “Swamp Loggers” had its most recent new telecast early in 2012. I contacted the companies profiled in both shows, and neither has anything in production at this time.

A representative at Goodson’s All Terrain Logging, the company on “Swamp Loggers,” said that “Discovery canceled (the show) when we wouldn’t agree to film the kind of reality show they wanted.” An e-mail asking for elaboration was not answered.

Q: How did Craig Ferguson get the skeleton called Geoff to be his sidekick on his nightly show? I think the guy who does his voice is hilarious.

A: The robot sidekick — full name, Geoff Peterson — made its debut in 2010. Ferguson, who calls his Twitter followers the Robot Skeleton Army, wanted a robotic sidekick on the show. According to Entertainment Weekly, Grant Imahara of the series “MythBusters” “tweeted to Ferguson that, if the late-night host could get Imahara’s Twitter-follower number to exceed 100,000, he’d build Craig a robot sidekick.” Ferguson, a “Mythbusters” fan, made that happen and Imahara came up with Geoff.

The voice, by the way, is Josh Robert Thompson, an actor and impressionist.

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