"The Good Wife," which has long acknowledged real political scandals as inspiration, is once again politically relevant: Huma Abedin stood by her husband, disgraced congressman and current New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, at a press conference on Tuesday and the scene was all too familiar.
Weiner called the press conference after a woman came forward, alleging she had a racy online exchange with Weiner.
The scandals of Weiner and Eliot Spitzer -- who's currently running for New York City Comptroller -- heavily inspired "The Good Wife." The CBS drama tells the story of Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies), the wife of a disgraced politician (played by Chris Noth) who went to jail and lost his position as State's Attorney of Cook County Chicago after his affairs with prostitutes came to light. Eventually, the character was released and made a political comeback. In the Season 4 finale in April, he was elected governor of Illinois.
See photos from the first episode of "The Good Wife," where Alicia stood by Peter as he held a press conference acknowledging his scandal and Weiner's July 23 press conference below.
"The Good Wife" returns for Season 5 on Sunday, September 29 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.