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Christine Baranski confirmed to star in 'Good Wife' spinoff

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Karen Butler
The Good Wife star Christine Baranski arrives at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 20, 2015. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
"The Good Wife" star Christine Baranski arrives at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 20, 2015. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, May 18 (UPI) -- Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo will reprise their roles of Diane and Lucca from The Good Wife in a new spinoff series.

Set to premiere in the spring of 2017, the project was confirmed Wednesday by CBS Television Studios and CBS All Access. The show will pick up one year after the events of the final episode of The Good Wife.

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The series will be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access, the network's digital, subscription, video-on-demand and live-streaming service, making it the second original series developed specifically for CBS All Access, following the Star Trek re-boot.

CBS Studios International will distribute the series globally.

"The quality of The Good Wife has always rivaled anything on television and we're excited to tell more stories with some of the brilliant characters Robert and Michelle King created," David Stapf, president of CBS Television Studios, said in a statement.

"Our original programming strategy for CBS All Access is data-driven and focused on exclusive, premium content that will continue to expand the value of our service to subscribers," added Marc DeBevoise, executive vice president and general manager for CBS Digital Media. "The Good Wife is consistently one of our most-watched series across digital platforms, and this new series, with the incredible storytellers and marquee talent that have signed on, is a perfect addition to CBS All Access' premium original programming slate."

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