Why isn’t ‘The Good Wife’ on Netflix Anymore?

Review Ethan / 2022-11-23 10:43:56

Netflix is slowly removing The Good Wife from its service around the globe. Here’s a look back at The Good Wife on Netflix across the regions, why it has left and where you can watch it now.

The Good Wife follows the story of Alicia Florrick, played by Julianna Margulies, as she rebuilds her spin-offer against a background of growing children, a philandering and corrupt husband and the maelstrom of the American court system.

During the show’s runtime between 2009 and 2016, it’s picked up many loyal fans and has been widely critically acclaimed. This show will be missed by many Netflix viewers, that's for certain.

Due to the popularity of the show, it spawned a spin-off called ‘The Good Fight’ which first aired on February 19th, 2017. The show stars Christine Baranski and is set one year after the finale of The Good Wife. Unfortunately, this spin-off series is not available on UK, or US Netflix and is exclusively owned by CBS All Access.

Speaking of CBS, if you are a US viewer, the only streaming option you have for either show is their own service CBS All Access.

Why ‘The Good Wife’ Left Netflix in the USA

The Good Wife, which was part of many titles by CBS until the beginning of 2018, was available to stream on Netflix. CBS pulled the vast majority of the show's content from Netflix US, and the program was taken off the service.

Netflix still offers Madam Secretary and a few other titles, but The Good Wife was removed from Netflix permanently.

Good news: The show is still available on many streaming platforms in America. It is still available on CBS All Access, but Amazon Prime and Hulu pay the licensing fee. However, that is yet to be determined.

The Good Wife leaves other Netflix regions

United Kingdom was next, with seven of the seasons (which were streaming for one year prior to the removal), leaving Netflix UK in February 2018.

Netflix Australia saw the last of the shows go, with the cancellation effective August 1, 2019.

Netflix Canada has the streaming of the series, but it will probably be removed soon. If the availability in other regions is any indication, the seventh season of the series may be removed at some time in 2020.

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