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'How I Met Your Mother's' final table read is a tear-jerker

The producers of "How I Met Your Mother" chose Valentine's Day, of all days, to stage the first reading of the series finale script. Judging by what cast members and the creators shared on social media afterward, there were few dry eyes once it was over.Take a look at this picture from Alyson Hannigan, for instance:Umm...so this is how the last HIMYM Table Read went for me. #sorrytrees pic.twitter.com/UApWvPbbOM-- alyson hannigan (@alydenisof) February 14, 2014 Her colleagues expressed similar sentiments.Josh Radnor: "Read the 'HIMYM' series finale script on the treadmill at the gym this morning. People probably thought that was sweat in my eyes. Suckers."Neil Patrick Harris: "Just finished the initial read thru of the final 'How I Met Your Mother.' Ever. Holy moly. Just... holy dang moly. #soproud"Co-creator Craig Thomas: "Final #HIMYM table read -- there are no words. And to state the obvious: The cast, including Cristin [Milioti], was just amazing.""How I Met... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/how-i-met-your-mothers-final-table-read-is-a-tear-jerker.html

'How I Met Your Mother's' Alyson Hannigan stays at CBS with comedy pilot

With the end of "How I Met Your Mother" getting closer and closer -- the show had a table read for the series finale on Friday (Feb. 14) -- members of its cast are starting to find new jobs.The latest one to find a new gig is Alyson Hannigan, and she's staying at CBS in a comedy pilot called "More Time with Family." The show stars and was co-created by comedian Tom Papa, who's playing a man who makes a career change in order to have more time with his wife, Cindy (Hannigan), and their kids.Papa created the show with the husband-and-wife team of Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa ("The King of Queens," "13 Going on 30"). Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are among the show's executive producers, along with the three creators.Hannigan is the second "HIMYM" regular to score a lead role in a pilot this week. She follows Cristin Milioti, who's starring in... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/how-i-met-your-mothers-alyson-hannigan-stays-at-cbs-with-comedy-pilot.html

HIMYM Spin-Off How I Met Your Dad Casts Indie Film Actress Greta Gerwig as its New Mother

CBS is moving full-steam-ahead on its upcoming HIMYM spin-off, How I Met Your Dad, and the network has already selected its new lead, indie film star Greta Gerwig. How I Met Your Mother's upcoming spin-off series has found its new "mother"! Deadline confirms that indie film star Greta Gerwig has been cast in the starring role in the upcoming CBS comedy "How I Met Your Dad." As previously reported, the spin-off will follow Sally, a female Peter Pan type in search of a new Mister Right with the support of her circle of friends. In addition to starring, Gerwig will also help behind-the-scenes as a producer and writer. What do you think, HIMYM fans — can you get on-board with this new mother and her story? Or will you skip the spin-off entirely? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and stick with us at Celebified for more of the latest TV news.

'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff 'How I Met Your Dad' casts Greta Gerwig: Haaaave you met Sally?

The "How I Met Your Mother" spinoff, titled "How I Met Your Dad," has found its Ted Mosby. Variety reports that Greta Gerwig, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for her work in "Frances Ha," has been cast as Sally, who is described as "a female Peter Pan who has no idea of where she's going in life." Sally is married when the show begins, but she is realizing he's not the man for her -- "a breakup is inevitable," according to the casting report.Sally will find support in her circle of friends and family who are "often too willing to give 'good' advice that can backfire." That circle of friends will consist of a married couple, a party girl BFF and hot nerd with an unrequited love for Sally.Gerwig will receive a producer credit for the "HIMYD" pilot and if the show is picked up to series by CBS, Gerwig will also write for... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/how-i-met-your-mother-spinoff-how-i-met-your-dad-casts-greta-gerwig-haaaave-you-met-sally.html

How I Met Your Mother: 5 Things We Want to See Before the Show Ends

Nine years is a long time, but there's still a few things we'd like to see wrapped up before the show says goodbye.  Read More... http://www.tv.com/shows/how-i-met-your-mother/community/post/how-i-met-your-mother-5-things-we-want-to-see-before-the-show-ends-139170793074/

Greta Gerwig to Lead HOW I MET YOUR DAD Spin-Off

It looks like Greta Gerwig is your new lead for CBS’ How I Met Your Mother spin-off,  How I Met Your Dad .   Gerwig will not only star front and center in the pilot, but will also earn a producer credit should it go to series.  Known most recently for co-writing and starring in the feature comedy drama Frances Ha, Gerwig is also expected to make writing contributions to the project from Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and EP Emily Spivey.  Hit the jump for more.   Read more at  http://collider.com/greta-gerwig-how-i-met-your-dad/#5C6APslFtZXK2ecL.99

'How I Met Your Mother': See a draft of the series finale script ... from Season 1

The creators of "How I Met Your Mother" have said numerous times that they've had pieces of their series finale in mind as far back as Season 1 and 2. Now there's photographic proof to back up their claims.Co-creator Carter Bays tweeted a picture of his computer screen Thursday night (Feb. 6), showing the top of a script page reading "How I Met Your Mother - 'Finale.' Writers' first draft 2/21/06." Take a look:Writing finale. Found this doc on my computer. Look @ the date. No memory of writing it. Wish I could show the rest! pic.twitter.com/cVHcW2ik6h-- Carter Bays (@CarterBays) February 7, 2014 The draft dates to late in the show's first season, a time when its future was somewhat uncertain. "HIMYM" was considered a bubble show in its first few seasons, so maybe Bays was hedging his bets?Bays and co-creator Craig Thomas are in the midst of writing the actual script for the series... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/how-i-met-your-mother-see-a-draft-of-the-series-finale-script-from-season-1.html

TV ratings: 'The Bachelor' and 'Castle' propel ABC to viewers win, tie with CBS in the demo

Fast National ratings for Monday, Feb. 3, 2014"The Bachelor's" dramatic episode earned the reality dating show its best demo rating since the premiere on Jan. 6, while "Castle" came back from a week off with its total viewers up 10 percent over the last new episode. Elsewhere, "The Following" dipped a little more after taking a tumble last Monday. Its lead-in of a new episode of "Almost Human" also dropped some from its last new episode.ABC was the winner on the night, edging out CBS by 26,000 viewers -- 8.799 million for ABC and a 5.8 rating/9 share in households to CBS' 8.773 million and a 5.6/9. FOX was third with 6.1 million viewers and a 3.8/6, while NBC, without a new "Blacklist," was fourth with 3.8 million and a 2.4/4. The CW trailed with 1 million viewers and a 0.7/1.Thanks largely to the second hour of "The Bachelor," ABC tied CBS for the win... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/tv-ratings-the-bachelor-and-castle-propel-abc-to-viewers-win-tie-with-cbs-in-the-demo.html

Jennifer Love Hewitt Turned Down 'How I Met Your Mother' Role

Co-creator Craig Thomas reveals Hewitt was originally eyed to play Robin, but the actress passed on it and signed up for 'Ghost Whisperer' instead.  Read More... http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00068074.html

'How I Met Your Mother': 'Sunrise' starts the journey to the finale

After hitting a season high point in the 200th episode of "How I Met Your Mother," the show pivoted to a very different kind of story for episode 201. Different, yes, but Monday's (Feb. 3) episode "Sunrise" is still among the better episodes the show has put forth this season, and definitely in the top tier of ones that don't feature the Mother on screen. It managed a slew of guest appearances without overwhelming the primary characters' stories, brought Marshall to his senses about his dirty play in his fight with Lily and brought some closure -- at long, long last -- to Ted and Robin. What it really did, though, was signal that "How I Met Your Mother" is really, truly ready to start the run to its series finale. Ted and Robin's story may have ended with the rather obvious visual cue of Robin floating into the sky after Ted "lets go,"* but... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/how-i-met-your-mother-sunrise-starts-the-journey-to-the-finale.html
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