‘The Good Wife’ Spin-off ‘Elsbeth’ Is Returning for Season 2 on CBS—Get Details Here

Elsbeth isn't going anywhere

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Ever since Elsbeth premiered on CBS, fans of The Good Wife (like myself) have been raving about the spin-off series. The show has received such positive feedback that the network has already renewed Elsbeth for season two. Here’s everything you need to know about the second installment. 

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1. Will Elsbeth Return for Season Two?

In April 2024, CBS confirmed that Elsbeth will return for season two. Amy Reisenbach (president of CBS Entertainment) announced the exciting news in a statement, which read: 

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.”

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2. What Is Elsbeth About?

Elsbeth is a spin-off of The Good Wife and The Good Fight, resembling a cross between Suits and Law & Order. The story follows attorney Elsbeth Tascioni as she leaves Chicago to pursue a new investigative career in New York. She works alongside the NYPD to find and prosecute criminals.

In her honest review of the spin-off, PureWow editor Rachel Bowie praised the titular character. She wrote, “Played by Carrie Preston, her character’s ‘silly old me’ schtick coupled with her calculating capability (and array of Vera Bradley bags) delivered some of the best episodes in the [original] series’ seven-season arc. Yes, there have been other spin-offs of the hit show (The Good Fight, starring Christine Baranski as Diana Lockhart is a worthwhile watch), but the arrival of Elsbeth on CBS is already a major bright spot of the spring TV season.”

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3. Who Will Star in Elsbeth Season Two?

If I had to guess, I’d predict that Carrie Preston (True Blood) will reprise her role as Elsbeth Tascioni. (The character was originally introduced in The Good Wife.) Other cast members that are expected to return include Wendell Pierce (The Wire) and Carra Patterson (Straight Outta Compton).

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...