The Scandal of the Good Wife, Single Ladies, and Real Housewives 14 comments

My favorite TV shows featuring women in lead roles are going through some major changes. Cancellations, finales, and drastic shake-ups.




The Good Wife (CBS) is one of the best dramas on network television. Although Julianna Margulies’ character, Alicia Florrick is a scorned wife to now Governor Peter Florrick (Chris Noth), her relationship with Will Gardner (Josh Charles) has been a huge part of the show. The shocking death of Will in last Sunday’s episode stunned fans. It will surely catapult storylines for many seasons to come. Josh Charles will be missed. But I am excited to see how Alicia will cope. And I’m looking forward to the return of Michael J. Fox‘s character.


Scandal (ABC) is always on fire. No doubt. But the reveal of James Novak as the fatal victim of #whogotshot was jarring. Watching Cyrus Beene’s (Jeff Perry) deferred breakdown over his husband’s death was heart wrenching. Dan Bucatinsky who played James isn’t hurting for other gigs though. He won an Emmy last year for his role on Scandal, produces and writes for Shonda Rhimes’ other hit show Grey’s Anatomy, and he has other projects underway.


The season finale of Single Ladies (VH1) this past Monday was the series finale. That’s right! The three season girlfest has been cancelled. I was slow to favor this show but grew to really enjoy it. Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment made it VH1‘s first hour-long scripted series. LisaRaye McCoy’s character, Keisha Greene, signed off with yet another relationship break-up. April Goldberg (Charity Shea) had three chaotic hook-ups relationships in Season 3 with the last resulting in the typical Vegas hangover scene of waking up to wedding bands on their fingers. Raquel Lancaster (Denise Vasi) danced into the sunset with new love Terrence Franks (Harold “House” Moore). Omar Kearse (Travis Winfrey) landed a big deal to design his own clothing line with the help of newcomer Felicia Price. A role that R&B singer LeToya Luckett surprised us all with. I’ll miss all of the fabulous fashion and girls nights out that Single Ladies provided. Maybe another channel will pick it up.


The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo) is always a melee of drama, comedy, shade, and spilled tea. Online reports surfaced yesterday that an altercation happened between longtime rivals Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore during the taping of RHOA’s Season 6 Reunion show. There are conflicting headlines on whether or not it was halted before they came to blows. Now that’s reality TV!


Do you think Alicia will return to Lockhart Gardner on The Good Wife?

Were you a fan of Single Ladies?

Did you guess right as to #whogotshot on Scandal?






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14 thoughts on “The Scandal of the Good Wife, Single Ladies, and Real Housewives

  • Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady

    I watched all three seasons of Single Ladies, not really sure why! It was just ok! I won’t miss it too much. However, I will miss Will so much! I am still paining over that one. I just don’t think it will be the same!

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      I thought Single Ladies was the little engine that could. I guess it just didn’t have any fight left. I miss Will too. But The Good Wife is going to kick some butt now.

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      I have read his articles. And saw his interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter. Talented guy.

  • Britton

    My guess on Scandal was that no one got shot and that both James and Cyrus got inducted in to B613 (or whatever it is…)! Boy was I was wrong! Seeing Cyrus break down at the podium was soooo sad. I don’t watch the other shows mentioned except RHOA, and I am excited about this reunion!

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      Hey Britton! Before it aired I thought Jake fired and missed on purpose. And then when it aired and I saw James get shot, I thought maybe he and Jake were faking it together. Until I saw James still on the ground hours later. Very sad.

  • kita

    I figured single ladies was going to be cancelled no one was talking about them. I love scandal it’s probably the only thing I truly watch these days.

  • Kate

    OMG I hadn’t watched last week’s Good Wife yet! That is insane!!!! I guess the Alicia/Will thing was being played out but seriously nuts!

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      You must catch up when you can! Josh Charles decided to leave the show a year ago, so the storyline has been in the making for quite some time. So good.