CBS’ ‘The Good Wife,’ ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Get Full-Season Orders

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CHICAGOCBS freshman dramas, and the top two new series, “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “The Good Wife” have been given a full 2009-2010 season pickup.

NCIS: Los Angeles
NCIS: Los Angeles
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With almost 14.5 million viewers, “NCIS: Los Angeles” is the No. 1 new program of the season, ranking the series second among all primetime programs. The show won its Tuesday (8pm CST) timeslot in viewers and adults 25-54 every week so far and placed first in adults 18-49 twice.

NCIS: Los Angeles,” which stars Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J is the first spin-off of the hit series “NCIS” which is also a spinoff of another CBS series, “JAG.” The show also stars Linda Hunt, Peter Cambor, Adam Jamal Craig and Daniela Ruah.

The No. 2 series this fall is the legal drama “The Good Wife,” which averages 13.7 millions viewers, 3.0/8, in adults 18-49 ad 4.2/11 in adults 25-54. “The Good Wife” has won its Tuesday (9pm/10pm) time slot in all key measures each week.

“The Good Wife” stars Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, the wife of Peter Florrick (Chris Noth) who is sent to jail following a public sex and corruption scandal. Florrick returns to her former job as a defense attorney to rebuild her reputation and to provide for her children. The series is partly inspired by the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal.

The series also stars Christine Baranski, Josh Charles, Archie Panjabi, Matt Czuchry, Makenzie Vega and Graham Phillips.

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