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It looks like the cur­rent sea­son of The Good Wife (2009-cur­rent) will be its last. While not of­fi­cially can­celled, showrun­ners Robert and Michelle King have left the show to work on up­com­ing political satire Brain­Dead. That and the fact that Good Wife star Ju­lianna Mar­gulies (Ali­cia) re­cently let slip “I’m un­em­ployed come April” means that the writ­ing is prob­a­bly on the wall.

Woody Allen has snagged a con­tro­ver­sial star­let to head­line his up­com­ing se­ries for Ama­zon: Mi­ley Cyrus. De­tails are few, al­though we do know that it’s a six-part half-hour se­ries set in the 1960s and that Allen him­self will also act in it.

House Of Cards (2013-cur­rent) might look a lot dif­fer­ent next year. The political drama has been re­newed by Netflix for a fifth sea­son but cre­ator/ pro­ducer Beau Wil­limon is leav­ing. There’s a sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tion at cult Brit sci-fi se­ries Doc­tor Who (2005-cur­rent) – showrun­ner Steven Mof­fat, who’s helmed the show for five sea­sons, is leav­ing at the end of the up­com­ing 10th. He’ll be re­placed by Broad­church (2013-cur­rent) writer Chris Chib­nall.

Ex­tant’s (2014-2015) Grace Gum­mer has landed a se­ries reg­u­lar role on break­out hit se­ries Mr Ro­bot’s (2015cur­rent) se­cond sea­son. She’ll play a young FBI agent in­ves­ti­gat­ing the Evil Corp hack who’s try­ing to track down the renegade “fso­ci­ety” group. While it sure looked like Jada Pin­kett Smith’s Gotham (2014-cur­rent) char­ac­ter, crime boss Fish Mooney, died in sea­son 1, that may not be the case – she’s con­firmed to ap­pear in mul­ti­ple episodes in the se­cond half of sea­son 2, which re­turns later this month.

There’s bad news for MTV drama Find­ing Carter (2014-cur­rent), which has been can­celled af­ter sea­son 2, while crime ca­per Riz­zoli & Isles (2010-cur­rent ) will end this year af­ter a 13-episode sea­son 7 and Per­son Of In­ter­est (2011-cur­rent) is ex­pected to wrap up its five-sea­son run this year too.

FOX is re­boot­ing hit political ac­tion se­ries 24 (2001-cur­rent) but with­out se­ries star Kiefer Suther­land as Spe­cial Agent Jack Bauer. In­stead, The Walk­ing Dead’s (2010-cur­rent) Corey Hawkins will play the lead male role of Eric Carter, a for­mer Army Ranger who’s pulled back into

Ju­lianna Mar­gulies from The Good Wife.

Grace Gum­mer is off to Mr Ro­bot.

Gotham’s Jada Pin­kett Smith.

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