Before "How I Met Your Mother" airs its series finale, the cast sat down with James Lipton for an "Inside the Actors Studio" episode. It was poignant and funny, as each cast member chose his or her favorite scene in the history of the show -- "Suits" (NPH), the two-minute date (Radnor), the bangity-bang song (Smulders), Marshall's father's death (Hannigan) and the cock-a-mouse (Segel), in case you were wondering -- but the highlight was the actors showing off their talents by answering questions off-the-cuff in character. The best bon mots:Lipton: "Your friend Ted has described you as a sociopath, is that true?"Barney: "What does 'sociopath' mean again?"Lipton: "Ted?"Ted: "Well, it's interesting because the derivation, it changed around 1863 -- [raucous laughter and applause]."Lipton: "What is the Playbook?"Barney: "That was a book in my days, back in my young (awesome!) days where I had different ways to get dirty. That included lots of different doppelganger names... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/03/how-i-met-your-mother-cast-on-inside-the-actors-studio-answer-questions-in-character.html
The season 9 finale of How I Met Your Mother was certainly a divisive one... and now angry fans are taking action to convince CBS to make a change. Get the details. Did the How I Met Your Mother series finale completely ruin your life? You're not alone! In fact, there's now officially a petition in the works for CBS and series creators to completely re-write and re-shoot the highly-anticipated final episode — which is already going down as one of the most divisive series finales in TV history. Will you be heading over to Change.org to add your name to list? How would YOU like to see HIMYM end if the fans actually get to take control? Will CBS cave in to the pressure? Sound off in the comments and stick with us at Celebified for more of the latest TV buzz.
If there's one thing How I Met Your Mother loves more than dragging out Ted and The Mother's meet-cute, it's musical numbers. From Barney's suitable 100th episode extravaganza to Robin Sparkles' throwback tunes, HIMYM 's song-and-dance moments are, well, legendary. Here are our 12 favorites from the past nine seasons. Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/News/HIMYM-Best-Musical-Moments-1079706.aspx?rss=breakingnews
"How I Met Your Dad," CBS' follow-up to "How I Met Your Mother," is undergoing a casting change.Krysta Rodriguez ("Smash"), who was to play the best friend of the main character (Greta Gerwig), is leaving the pilot. Deadline reports the character, a successful and hard-partying woman, is going through some changes following a table read of the pilot script. As a result, the show will look for a different actress to play her.Emily Spivey ("Up All Night") and "HIMYM" creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas wrote the "How I Met Your Dad" script. It's a spiritual companion to/not-quite-spinoff of "How I Met Your Mother," featuring an older version of Gerwig's character telling her kids the story that led her to their father. Drew Tarver, Nicholas D'Agosto and Andrew Santino. "HIMYM" veteran Rob Greenberg is set to direct the pilot, stepping in for Pam Fryman, who had to bow out due to a family emergency. She... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/03/how-i-met-your-dad-parts-ways-with-krysta-rodriguez.html
Fast National ratings for Monday, March 24, 2014The next-to-last episode of "How I Met Your Mother" rose in the ratings Monday, and it also helped the rest of CBS' lineup improve over last week. The improvements were not, however, enough to break into the Top 2 for the night."The Voice" remained at the top of the 18-49 heap, although it was down from a week ago. "The Blacklist," however, grew week to week. "Dancing With the Stars" was down from its premiere for ABC. "Bones" and "The Following" each rose a little in viewers but were flat in the 18-49 demographic.Monday hour by hour:8 p.m.ABC: "Dancing With the Stars" (14 million viewers, 9.0/14 households)NBC: "The Voice" (12.4 million, 7.5/12)CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" (9.1 million, 5.4/9)/"2 Broke Girls" (7.3 million, 4.5/7)FOX: "Bones" (5.7 million, 3.6/6)The CW: "Star-Crossed" (943,000, 0.6/1)18-49 leader: "The Voice" (3.5)9 p.m.ABC: "Dancing With the Stars" (14.5 million, 9.3/14)NBC: "The Voice" (12.9... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/03/tv-ratings-how-i-met-your-mother-rises-before-finale-the-voice-dips-monday.html
A couple weeks back on "How I Met Your Mother," the episode closed with Robin's mom telling her that if she knows she has someone to depend on, she'll be fine. Robin pauses and says "I do," and that pause and the faraway look in her eyes had me, frankly, more than a little worried.It strongly suggested she was talking about Ted instead of Barney. That in turn planted a seed of dread that we'd be in for one last Mosby grand gesture -- that Robin would freak out and want to run away with Ted, and that as he did with Victoria a year earlier in show time, he'd take her up on it.The first part of that happened: Robin did, in fact, wig out over Ted's tracking down of the locket and her own misgivings about Barney. "Maybe I should be marrying you," she confesses. Then something great, and more than that, necessary... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/03/how-i-met-your-mother-season-9-episode-22-the-end-of-the-aisle-and-the-scene-we-needed-to-see.html
[Warning: This article contains spoilers about the series finale of How I Met Your Mother . Read at your own risk!] Twitter turned into a Rage Convention Monday night, as longtime How I Met Your Mother fans reacted to the series finale , in which — one final spoiler warning! — we learn ... http://www.tvguide.com/News/HIMYM-How-I-Met-Your-Mother-Finale-Craig-Thomas-Twitter-1079920.aspx?rss=breakingnews
Sometimes life just gets in the way of a happy ending. As a one-time How I Met Your Mother fan (who'd fallen off the wagon in recent years), I watched the penultimate episode with a combination of eye rolls and tears—something I'm sorry to say is a common occurance once you hit 30. Oof, these are hackneyed jokes, and please, please stop making us think Robin and Barney won't go through with it because people will riot , were my thoughts, though they were quickly eclipsed by a a watery-eyed smile during Ted's final narration about how "love is the best thing we do." So I'm not surprised by the rage people feel towards the finale. After all, at the end of Friends everyone hugged and vowed to stay best friends forever. But did they? Life and circumstances change, and as much as we want to believe Monica and Chandler are inviting Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, and Joey over for barbecues every weekend, in real life, they almost certainly wouldn't be. It was a risk to take for HIMYM 's creators to acknowledge that friendship (even the kind of friendship that lasts years and we can only assume is permanent) really isn't. It's a product of geography and circumstance as much as it is chemistry. And it's a tough equation; throw any variable out of whack and you lose it. For a show that had always been (sometimes tooth-achingly) sweet, it was a cynical out, but it wasn't unrealistic. Showing up only for the "big parts" is a thing that really happens. It took guts to spend an hour showing us the disappointments these characters would face in years to come, but that's life. That's what happens. To only show up for "the big parts" is sad, but it's also normal. Careers blow up, the bar scene gets old, people pair off and have kids and want to go to bed at 9:45. So what I can say is this: there is at least one reason people can be pissed off at this, and that's the fact that fans were jerked around by the show's creators for the past few months. "Don't be ridiculous! She doesn't die!" was the gist of most interviews over the last season. They lied. They didn't want you to stop watching. It's showbusiness. But being jerked around offscreen shouldn't impact how we look at " Last Forever ." On its own merits, it wasn't bad—It just wasn't perfect. It wasn't legen-wait-for-it-dary. It was honest and it was sad, but in the end, every member of the gang ended up happy. Love is the best thing we do. Lily, Marshall, Ted, Robin, and even Barney: they all did it. The rest of us should be so lucky. Leah E. Friedman is the editor of SideReel.com. She's a cynic. You can follow her musings on Twitter .
How I Met Your Mother Season 9 Episode 23 & 24 “Last Forever Parts One and Two” airs Monday, March 31 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network Episode Synopsis: How I Met Your Mother Season 9 Episode 23 & 24 “Last Forever Parts One and Two” —Ted finally finishes telling his kids the story of how he met their mother, on the special one-hour series finale of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Monday, March 31 (8:00-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2014/03/31/how-i-met-your-mother-season-9-finale-2014-last-forever-parts-one-and-two/
"Tango! You're tangoing!" The photographer at TV Guide Magazine 's cover shoot encourages Josh Radnor and Cristin Milioti to unleash their inner Latin groove. They laugh. Dip. Embrace. Lock eyes. Spin. Entwine legs. Almost fall. Hold each other up. Just like the loving goofball soul mates they play on How I Met Your Mother — idealistic architect Ted Mosby and his future bride, still known only as the Mother. Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/News/How-I-Met-Your-Mother-Finale-1079432.aspx?rss=breakingnews