The Good Fight is staying put on More4. The Channel 4 owned and operated digi-net has picked up the UK rights to future seasons of the The Good Wife spin-off after agreeing a multi-year licensing deal extension with international distributor CBS Studios International. The show’s third season is expected to launch on More4 in 2019.
The move was something of a no-brainer. The Good Fight is one of only three first run U.S. scripted acquisitions on More4 (the other two being Berlin Station and This Is Us) and – like The Good Wife before it – has been a ratings winner for the channel. The second season managed an average consolidated audience of just under 600K viewers; ranking as the channel’s highest rated show this year.
The deal extension is part of larger more wide-ranging agreement between More4 parent Channel 4 and CBS Studios International. Under said deal, E4 has secured the exclusive first run UK rights to The CW’s Charmed reboot and CBS’ comedy series Happy Together, the latter of which counts Harry Styles amongst its executive producers. The agreement also gave C4 rights to Cheers, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, 90210 and Rules Of Engagement
The Good Fight picks up one year after the events of the The Good Wife. An enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor Diane Lockhart’s savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, they join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago’s pre-eminent law firms. The drama series is produced by CBS Television Studios and stars Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Delroy Lindo, Audra McDonald, Sarah Steele, Justin Bartha, Michael Boatman and Nyambi Nyambi.