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'How I Met Your Mother' series finale to air in March

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall writes about CBS' announcement that the "How I Met Your Mother" series finale will air in March, followed by the premiere of new sitcom "Friends with Better Lives." http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/how-i-met-your-mother-series-finale-to-air-in-march-followed-by-friends-with-better-lives

'How I Met Your Mother' series finale will air in March

"How I Met Your Mother" will finally fulfill its title with a one-hour series finale on March 31, 2014.The finale date is a good six weeks before the end of the TV season, but it will allow "HIMYM" to air almost exclusively new episodes from the time it returns on Jan. 13. The show will air repeats on Feb. 10 and 17 opposite the Winter Olympics, but it will be all new episodes otherwise.The show started production earlier than usual over the summer, so it should be able to make the early finale date without any problem."HIMYM" will air its 200th episode -- focusing on how the Mother (Cristin Milioti) came to meet Ted (Josh Radnor) -- in late January. The finale will be the show's 208th installment.Following the "How I Met Your Mother" finale on March 31, CBS will debut its new series "Friends With Better Lives," about a group of friends who each... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/how-i-met-your-mother-series-finale-will-air-in-march.html

'How I Met Your Mother': 'Bass Player Wanted' is how Marshall meets the Mother

The final "How I Met Your Mother" of 2013 delivered an early present for fans: a heavy dose of the Mother -- this time paired up with Marshall -- and the at-long-last reuniting of the core cast.Throw in the Devil Darren (a well-used Andrew Rannells) and his emotional fire-bombing -- through him, we get some airing-out of previously held secrets -- plus the promise of the fourth slap to start 2014, and you have one of the stronger episodes of this final season to date. Funny how just about all of them have involved the Mother, innit? Darren, it turns out, is the singer in the Mother's band, and through his awfulness has been slowly taking control of it from the Mother, going so far as to place an ad for a new bass player for the band she started. She relates her tale after stealing his van and picking up Marshall* and Marvin on... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/how-i-met-your-mother-bass-player-wanted-is-how-marshall-meets-the-mother.html

‘How I Met Your Mother’ Series Finale and ‘Friends with Better Lives’ Premiere Dates Announced by CBS

The  How I Met Your Mother  gang will suit up for the final time on Monday, March 31st with a one-hour series finale beginning at 8pm ET/PT on CBS. The network is hoping you will be ready to trade in one set of buddies for another as their new series  Friends with Better Lives  launches immediately following the finale event.  Friends with Better Lives  focuses on six friends all at different stages of their lives who are all pretending to be happy while secretly envying each other’s lifestyles. Once Ted Mosby finally meets the mother of his kids, CBS will reshuffle their Monday night lineup so that  2 Broke Girls  kicks off the evening at 8pm beginning April 14th. Meanwhile,  Friends with Better Lives  will benefit from a  The Big Bang Theory  (repeat) lead-in on April 7th before premiering in its 8:30pm regular timeslot. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/12/19/how-i-met-your-mother-series-finale-and-friends-with-better-lives-premiere-dates-announced-by-cbs/

How I Met Your Mother Season 9 Episode 13 “Bass Player Wanted”

How I Met Your Mother  Season 9 Episode 13 “Bass Player Wanted” airs Monday, December 16 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network Episode Synopsis:  How I Met Your Mother Season 9 Episode 13 “Bass Player Wanted” — The gang encounters a guy at the wedding who intentionally stirs up trouble among them, and Marshall finally arrives at the Farhampton Inn, on the final season of, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Monday, Dec. 16 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Andrew Rannells guest stars as Darren. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/12/16/how-i-met-your-mother-season-9-episode-13-bass-player-wanted/

‘How I Met Your Mother’ 200th Episode Will See Return Of Cristin Milioti

How I Met Your Mother  will celebrate its 200th episode with an appearance by actress Cristin Milioti, the notorious mother of the series,  TV Line  has confirmed. Fans of the show haven’t seen the actress who plays Mrs. Ted Moby much, but that will change according to executive producer Craig Thomas. “You’re going to be so sick of her by the end [of the series],” Thomas shared. Adding, “If she doesn’t get nominated for a guest Emmy for this episode, I don’t know what one has to do to get that. She’s fantastic in it. Anyone who wants more of her will love this episode.” Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/12/03/how-i-met-your-mother-200th-episode/

How I Met Your Mother Final Season Scoop: Ashley Williams to Reprise her Role as Ted's Ex Victoria

Looks like Ted is about to encounter another final season roadblock before he can officially live happily ever after with The Mother herself. Ashley Williams will officially reprise her role as Ted's ex Victoria in an upcoming season 9 episode. Ted Mosby just can't get rid of his exes! TV Line reports that Ashley Williams, aka Ted's on-again off-again girlfriend Victoria, will make one more visit to How I Met Your Mother before the series finale this spring. While there are few details surrounding the lovable pastry chef's return, it is confirmed that she will appear in Season 9's 19th episode, which is expected to air around April 2014. Do you think she made Barney and Robin's wedding cake? Is Victoria back with Klaus? Is Williams just returning for a flashback? So many questions! Sound off in the comments with your thoughts and stick with us at Celebified for more TV scoop.

How I Met Your Mother's 200th Episode Details: "How Your Mother Met Me" to Focus on Cristin Milioti

How I Met Your Mother celebrates 200 episodes this January, and its landmark half hour, the mother herself is stealing the spotlight! Get the scoop on the upcoming episode, "How Your Mother Met Me." How I Met Your Mother plans an epic, mother-centric 200th episode. Yes, nine seasons in, the hit CBS comedy celebrates a whopping 200 episodes this January, and unlike the show's 100th episode which highlighted the ensemble cast as a whole, the 200th landmark segment will be all about the titular mother. EP Carter Bays reveals to TV Line that series newbie Cristin Milioti will be the star of the upcoming episode, "How Your Mother Met Me," and promises an Emmy-worthy performance. "She's fantastic in it," he describes. "Anyone who wants more of her will love this episode." Don't miss new episodes of HIMYM, Mondays on CBS, and stick with us at Celebified for more TV scoop.

TV ratings: 'The Blacklist' ends 2013 on up note, 'CMA Country Christmas' rises

Fast National ratings for Monday, Dec. 2, 2013The last episode of 2013 for "The Blacklist" scored for NBC: Pending updates for an NFL pre-emption in New Orleans, the show delivered its best ratings since its premiere. The final numbers will likely come down a bit, but it should still end the fall on an up note."The Voice" also improved a little on its ratings from last week for NBC. ABC's "CMA Country Christmas" special improved a little on its performance from last year, although "A Charlie Brown Christmas" dropped. CBS' comedy block was up across the board in viewers, while "Almost Human" dipped a little for FOX.NBC averaged 12.35 million viewers and a 7.6 rating/12 share in households for the night, pending NFL updates. It should still end up on top for the night, however, as the Peacock finished well ahead of second-place ABC (7.3 million, 4.6/7). CBS (6.9 million, 4.4/7) came in third, and... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/tv-ratings-the-blacklist-ends-2013-on-up-note-cma-country-christmas-rises.html

'How I Met Your Mother': Canada, Alan Thicke and a mystery couple at 'The Rehearsal Dinner'

"How I Met Your Mother" continued its slow march to the Robin-Barney wedding with "The Rehearsal Dinner." This week's few minutes of time featured paintball, an ice rink full of Canadians -- including Alan Thicke -- and some bad Italian.But there's a chance that all of this was upstaged by one anonymous, rapidly aging couple seen only in the background.Paintball vs. an ode to CanadaWhen most couples plan a rehearsal dinner, they go with an intimate, beautiful meal in which close family and members of the wedding party can anticipate the big event. That's not the route that Barney and Robin took.Instead, Barney insists stubbornly that a paintball dinner would be best, because of course he wants a paintball dinner. Robin, meanwhile, wants some sort of Canadian affair. What that means remains something of a mystery, since all of the Canada talk quickly devolves into endless jokes about mittens and Tim Hortons.Still, it seems... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/how-i-met-your-mother-canada-alan-thicke-and-a-mystery-couple-at-the-rehearsal-dinner.html
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