The Good Wife spin-off Elsbeth has future confirmed

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Good Wife spin-off Elsbeth has future confirmedCBS

The Good Wife spin-off Elsbeth has officially been renewed.

The police procedural drama is midway through its first season, but CBS has already commissioned a second season to air this autumn.

CBS president Amy Reisenbach announced the renewal: "Elsbeth has charmed audiences with its singular blend of delightful humor, distinctive ‘how-done-it’ storytelling, and the inventive, brilliant quirkiness of Elsbeth Tascioni.

"Executive producers Robert and Michelle King have a stellar track record for creating critically acclaimed series full of unforgettable characters and, alongside showrunner Jonathan Tolins and his writing team, have developed an incredibly entertaining and engrossing New York City-centric world for the show to explore. We are grateful to the uniquely talented cast, led by Carrie Preston, Wendell Pierce and Carra Patterson, for bringing these wonderful characters to life in the company of a world-class roster of weekly guest stars."

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Carrie Preston reprises her role as attorney Elsbeth Tascioni from The Good Wife, as she moves from Chicago to New York for a new job.

Elsbeth has the tough task of monitoring the NYPD following a series of controversial arrests, though it turns out she has a knack for helping the cops solve complicated cases.

The show has been a huge hit since it premiered in February, racking up nearly 11 million viewers and improving 52% on ratings from the timeslot last year.

Fans have had some references to franchise characters in Elsbeth so far, but show creators Robert and Michelle King have ruled out a direct crossover with Julianna Margulies's Good Wife character Alicia Florrick.

"This is decidedly not The Good Wife, not The Good Fight. It's its own world. It's lighter, it's comedic in nature,” Preston recently told TVLine.

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“You've got this Case of the Week, and it's dealing with crime and not politics. So we have a bunch of different new things. So it's the same woman, but you don't have to have watched those shows to dive into this show.”

Elsbeth airs on Thursdays on CBS. A UK airdate has yet to be announced for the series.

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