Stars, writers and producers from shows like "The Good Wife" and "Modern Family" discuss making great TV.

Episode 1: The Good Wife

Margulies discusses her character’s challenges of balancing a law career as First Lady. Cast members share their dream guests for the show.


Actor and comedian James Corden, host of The Late Late Show, presides over a panel featuring the actors and creators of The Good Wife, the Emmy-winning legal drama that continues its strong run since premiering in 2009. Julianna Margulies discusses how her character Alicia juggles the demands of her law career while serving as the wife of a governor. Christine Baranski credits executive producers Robert and Michelle King for creating strong female characters, a rarity in most movies and television shows. On the flip side, the series has featured occasional kinky sex scenes, and the cast admits to having fun trying to figure out which spouse wrote these steamy plotlines – Robert or Michelle. Margulies, who is also a producer on The Good Wife, discloses how she helps cajole guests into coming on the show. She reveals the one guest who left her “speechless.” The actors also reveal who their dream guests would be on future episodes. Margulies and Baranski surprise with their answers, choosing two older actors not known as sex symbols but who they find irresistible.