Robert and Michelle King are the married writing-producing team that created and run the CBS drama series The Good Wife. The show averaged more than 13 million viewers each week and reeled in 9 Emmy nominations for its breakout first season. It also landed the Kings a writing nomination for their work on the pilot along with their production of the CBS Productions series nominated for top drama opposite Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Lost, and True Blood. The couple spoke with Ray Richmond for Deadline Hollywood about their Emmy chances and how they feel about the “procedural” label:
Deadline Hollywood: Do you think it affects your chances for Outstanding Drama Series that you’re a broadcast network show?
RK: That’s really difficult to gauge. But I think Emmy voters understand that we’re doing 23 [episodes] a year while the cable nominees have to produce only 13, which means higher pressure for us obviously.
DH: Are there times you wish you were on cable?
Michelle King: It’s hard not to look at cable with envy at times, for sure. The tradeoff is we get to tell more stories and usually have a bigger budget, so it probably evens out. (more…)