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'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

Cristin Milioti on How I Met Your Mother, The Wolf of Wall Street, and ‘Sexy Baby Voice’

  In playing How I Met Your Mother 's titular mother, Cristin Milioti had a hard task in front of her: satisfy millions of fans who've spent eight seasons imagining a character whose reveal is the very point of the show. If she hadn't proven herself already, Milioti sure did in last week's episode, a big one for getting to know the future Mrs. Mosby. (Her first name is still a mystery. Guessing is a HIMYM tradition.) Vulture spoke to Milioti — whose previous roles include the Tony-nominated lead in Broadway's Once ; the baby-voiced Abby Flynn on 30 Rock ; and Jordan Belfort's first wife in The Wolf of Wall Street — about her ukulele performance, EGOTs, and, oddly enough, time-traveling Susan B. Anthony.  Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2014/02/how-i-met-your-mother-cristin-milioti-interview.html

'How I Met Your Mother' spoilers: Robin ranks Ted's exes in 'Sunrise'

brightcove.createExperiences();At "How I Met Your Mother's" final TCA press tour session in mid-January, co-creator Craig Thomas noted that a bunch of former recurring guest stars would return before the series ends in March.What he didn't say was that a very large chunk of them would all show up in Monday's (Feb. 3) episode, "Sunrise." But a lot -- no, really, a lot -- of familiar faces will be back.At the end of the previous, Mother-centric episode, a still-drunk Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) snuck out of Ted's (Josh Radnor) hotel room while Ted was on the balcony listening to his future wife (Cristin Milioti) sing "La Vie en Rose." In "Sunrise," Ted and Robin (Cobie Smulders) go out in search of the missing groom, only to wind up talking about reminiscing about his past girlfriends, as you can see in the video above. It's not just talk, either. Ashley Williams (Victoria) and Abby Elliott (Jeanette)... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/how-i-met-your-mother-spoilers-robin-ranks-teds-exes-in-sunrise.html

'How I Met Your Dad': Meet the characters of the 'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff

Some details about "How I Met Your Mother's" spinoff "How I Met Your Dad" have leaked, and it's safe to say "HIMYM" fans will recognize their show in the new one.What they won't see, though, is simply a gender-reversed copy of the original show. A casting breakdown of the lead characters on "How I Met Your Dad" shows a few key differences -- the most notable of which is that main character, i.e. the female Ted, begins the show as a married woman. Per TVLine, which first published the character sketches, here's who we'll meet if the spinoff from "HIMYM" creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas and "Up All Night's" Emily Spivey goes to series.Sally: In her 20s but still not very grown-up and a little bit aimless, Sally has been married for a year to Gavin and is realizing they're not meant for each other. Danny: Sally's older brother and opposite personality, he's a... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/how-i-met-your-dad-meet-the-characters-of-the-how-i-met-your-mother-spinoff.html
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