The Good Wife is an American television legal and political drama television series set in Chicago that premiered on CBS on September 22, 2009 and ended on May 8, 2016. The series was created by Robert King and Michelle King. It stars Julianna Margulies, Josh Charles, Christine Baranski, Matt Czuchry, and Alan Cumming, and features Chris Noth in a recurring role. Executive producers are Ridley Scott, Charles McDougall, and David W. Zucker. It is a heavily serialized show with many story arcs that carry over several episodes and also features stand-alone procedural story lines that are concluded by the end of each episode. The serial plots have been especially showcased in its highly praised fifth season. This is a rarity among The Good Wife's broadcaster CBS, as most of their shows are procedural.