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Premiere Dates of CBS' Fall 2009 Schedule - Featured

CBS will start its Fall 2009 season after mid September, putting "Survivor" as the opener. The Samoa edition of the survival game will kick off on Thursday, September 17 at 8/7c. On a later date, " Survivor " will be attached to "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "The Mentalist" at 9/8c and 10/9c respectively. The second wave of premiere begins on Monday, September 21 with half-hour comedies like "How I Met Your Mother" and the newbie "Accidentally on Purpose". Meanwhile "NCIS: Los Angeles" debuts its series after a lead-in from the original series on Tuesday, September 22. "Medium" which was ditched by NBC is coming Friday, September 25 right after the fifth season premiere of "Ghost Whisperer". The latest to have its premiere, meanwhile, is the new medical drama "Three Rivers" which only airs effectively on October 4 at 9/8c. Thursday, Sept. 17 8:00-9:00 P.M. " Survivor: Samoa " (19th installment premiere) Monday, Sept. 21 8:00-8:30 P.M. " How I Met Your Mother " (5th season premiere) 8:30-9:00 P.M. " Accidentally on Purpose " (series debut) 9:00-9:30 P.M. "Two and a Half Men" (7th season premiere) 9:30-10:00 P.M. " The Big Bang Theory " (3rd season premiere) 10:00-11:00 P.M. " CSI: Miami " (8th season premiere) Tuesday, Sept. 22 8:00-9:00 P.M. " NCIS : Naval Criminal Investigative Service" (7th season premiere) 9:00-10:00 P.M. " NCIS: Los Angeles " (series debut) 10:00-11:00 P.M. " The Good Wife " (series debut) Wednesday, Sept. 23 8:00-8:30 pm " The New Adventures of Old Christine " (5th season premiere) 8:30-9:00 P.M. " Gary Unmarried " (2nd season premiere) 9:00-10:00 P.M. " Criminal Minds " (5th season premiere) 10:00-11:00 P.M. " CSI: NY " (6th season premiere) Thursday, Sept. 24 9:00-10:00 P.M. " CSI : Crime Scene Investigation" (10th season premiere) 10:00-11:00 P.M. " The Mentalist " (2nd season premiere) Friday, Sept. 25 8:00-9:00 P.M. " Ghost Whisperer " (5th season premiere) 9:00-10:00 P.M. " Medium " (network debut) 10:00-11:00 P.M. " Numb3rs " (6th season premiere) Sunday, Sept. 27 7:00-8:00 P.M. " 60 Minutes " (42nd season premiere) 8:00-10:00 P.M. " The Amazing Race " (15th edition premiere) 10:00-11:00 P.M. " Cold Case " (7th season premiere) Sunday, Oct. 4 9:00-10:00 P.M. " Three Rivers " (series debut) Source Here

Cobie Smulders and Neil Patrick Harris Talk About Their On-Screen Romance

There's no quicker way to ruin a long-running series than to start pairing off the main characters. But somehow, How I Met Your Mother has successfully kept the comedy interesting with Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders) and Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris), characters that are seemingly about to embark on a budding romance. Viewers of the CBS sitcom have been rooting for the odd couple ever since they slept together in the third season and, after seeing the season 4 finale, in which they finally confess their true feelings to each other, fans are looking forward to the show even more. So will love definitely be in the cards for Barney and Robin next season? Based on Smulders and Harris' interview with Chicago Tribune's Gina McIntyre, it seems like a sure thing. "I'm assuming we get together next season," Harris said to the then-very-pregnant Smulders, who was due to deliver her first child any day. "I feel like if we do, we'll have an open relationship and you can do whatever you want," Smulders answered. "But you come home to me." "That doesn't seem like Barney would want Robin to have an open relationship," Harris observed. "And therein lies the comedy," said Smulders with a wry smile. The Barney and Robin pairing is clearly a hit but it does have some repercussions. While both cast members are grate full for the pairing, they are also concerned about what it would mean for their characters' reputation ---the one that viewers have grown to love. "As she was concerned about flipping from one guy to another really quickly, I was concerned about Barney losing his womanizing edge," Harris explained. Fans will just have to leave it to the producers of How I Met Your Mother who seem confident that they can pull it off. "Our guiding principle is that whenever there's an idea that seems like it's going to ruin the show forever, we usually end up getting really good stuff out of it," producer Carter Bays says. "The scary stories are the ones that end up the most satisfying. The show is about people going through turbulent times in their lives, and it's about change and moving forward." Source Here

How I Met Your Mother' Star Lands Two Movies - Featured

Coming on the heels of Neil Patrick Harris' hosting appearance as the host of Sunday's Tony Awards ceremony, the How I Met Your Mother star has just landed two projects for the big screen. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 35-year-old actor, who currently plays Barney Stinson on the CBS sitcom, will be suiting up to take lead roles in an indie kindergarten comedy and a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Co-written and directed by Josh Shelov, The Best and the Brightest "revolves around a couple from Delaware who move to New York's Upper East Side and enter the world of the city's private kindergartens." The How I Met Your Mother actor will star as the husband, who apparently isn't worried about his social status. Harris will be appearing opposite Bonnie Somerville, who is on board as the class-aware wife. Also in the film are Amy Sedaris, John Hodgman, Peter Serafinowicz, Bridget Regan, Kate Mulgrew and Christopher McDonald. The Best and the Brightest marks the reunion of producers Robert and Patricia Weiser with Richard Schiffrin, with whom they collaborated on the documentary Bigger Stronger Faster. Also producing is Nicholas Simon. Beastly, on the other hand, is quite different from Harris' previous projects. As mentioned earlier, it's a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast and is based on a book of the same name by Alex Flinn. The film centers on a handsome rich young boy, played by Alex Pettyfer (Stormbreaker), who is turned into a grisly beast after he ditches a date, who turns out to be a witch, portrayed by Mary-Kate Olsen. The How I Met Your Mother star will play a blind tutor who "helps and bonds with Pettyfer's character, who is shell-shocked from being turned into a hideous young man." The movie, which is by Daniel Barnz and produced by Susan Cartsonis in association with CBS Films, also includes High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens. Beastly is currently in preproduction in Montreal. Source Here

HIMYM's Neil Patrick Harris talks Barney, Cobie Smulders and slapbets - Featured

If you can't wait for more How I Met Your Mother , here's some tidbits you'll like! Here's an interview with Neil Patrick Harris on EW - on career, HIMYM, Tony's....... and getting slapped. Check it out: Neil Patrick Harris Interview

Show Creator Carter Bays Dishes on Barney and Robin

When the fourth season of How I Met Your Mother wrapped up, we were left with several cliffhangers, including one that revolves around the most important plot of the series: The mother! The writers toyed with this storyline as future Ted tells the story of how he pulled an all-nighter working on a pitch in an attempt to bring business to his fledgling architecture firm and eventually accepts the professor job at the University where he will meet the mother of his children. While that's all reassuring, the cliffhanger involving Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders) was far more interesting. Because by the end of the season, Barney professed his love for Robin and despite their complicated feelings for each other, they still ended up kissing. So where do Robin and Barney stand now? That's a question all How I Met Your Mother fans are dying to find out and series co-creator Carter Bays sheds light on what's in store for these two fan-favorites in the fifth season. "[The Leap] I think, kicks the door down for the Barney and Robin romance," Bays told the Star-Ledger. "We have some ideas. Our big challenge as writers is 'What would that be like?' We have some ideas of that would be like. Obviously, it won't be as easy as they're just boyfriend/girlfriend now." Of course, going into season 4, Barney always knew that he had strong feelings for Robin, who, on the other hand, remains a bit of a mystery when it comes to how she really feels about the show's resident playboy. "Robin's journey was a little more internal. We didn't explore it as much as Barney's. It was like leaving it a mystery where Robin stands. That's what made it exciting, not knowing what the answer would be. We still kind of don't know what the answer is. I like the ambiguity of, 'On what level is she saying that she doesn't want to be in a relationship or she does?' I like that we decided to give ourselves season five to explore that," he explained. It seems that season 5 will definitely put the spot light on Barney and Robin's budding romance. But does this mean that we've seen the last of Barney trying to seduce other women? According to Bays, that won't be the case. "I think you sort of established where Barney stands with this in the first episode of the season. It's the scorpion and the toad. There will always be a part of him that's a flirt. It'll be about him trying to reconcile the two parts of himself," he said. Source Here

Emmy predictions: Comedy, Best Supporting Actor and Actress

In an attempt to make life easier for the rest of us EW's Ausiello has made his list of nominees for this years Emmy in supporting actress/actor in a comedy, see for yourself... Attention Emmy voters: The process of choosing this year's nominations begins next week, and you have better things to do than try to catch up on 600 hours of TV. Once again, I've singled out who (and what) I think is most deserving of kudos so you don't have to. It was extra complicated this year, since the rules allow for six nominees, up from five, in each category. The nominations are announced on July 16. Best Supporting Actress (Comedy) * Andrea Anders ( Better Off Ted ): Because I didn't think any actress could ever even begin to fill the void left by Lauren Graham. * Kristin Chenoweth ( Pushing Daisies ): The tube is full of actresses who are cute and perky. But can you name another who is cute, perky and not annoying? * Jennifer Esposito ( Samantha Who? ): Raise a glass to the funniest TV boozehound since AbFab. And then leave the bottle. * Jane Krakowski ( 30 Rock ): She killed when her character attempted to commit murder all in the name of getting a date with a hot EMT. And that was just the beginning. * Cobie Smulders ( How I Met Your Mother ): She could be the most underrated comic actress working today. And by "could," I mean "is." (And please take out the "be.") * Vanessa L. Williams ( Ugly Betty ): Her one-liners may've lacked a little bite, but damn if she didn't still bark 'em like nobody's business. Best Supporting Actor (Comedy) * Adam Baldwin ( Chuck ): He takes his spy work so seriously you can't help but laugh. (I mean, it's not like he's digging for scoop!) * Neil Patrick Harris ( How I Met Your Mother ): His mad crush on Robin turned the one-time cad into a fully-formed human being. Okay, it turned him into a cad with a heart. That's still progress. * Chi McBride ( Pushing Daisies ): Rude and crude and... wait, cuddly? Yes, cuddly. Emmy him. Now. * Tracy Morgan ( 30 Rock ): If you've gotta be smart to play dumb, he's a genius. Like, Big Bang Theory genius. * Jason Segel ( How I Met Your Mother ): For once, can't the nice guy finish first? * Michael Urie ( Ugly Betty ): Marc finally got (and lost) a man, and Urie got his best material ever, rising to it week after week. Also see Emmy predictions: Comedy, Best Lead Actor and Actress Emmy predictions: Drama, Best Lead Actor and Actress Emmy predictions: Drama, Best Supporting Actor and Actress Emmy predictions: Best Comedy and Drama Series Original Source

HIMYM: Carter Bays Q&A - Featured

Still thinking about this Monday's How I Met Your Mother season finale? Critic Alan Sepinwall has a nice interview with creator Carter Bays where the goat, the umbrella, Robarney, the you-know-who in Ted's class and more are covered: Let's start with by far the most important question raised by the finale: how did you decide that this would be the joke involving the goat? And what were the other goat ideas? We always knew it was going to be a fight. That was set up very early on in the fight episode, when Ted sort of makes a reference to Ted fighting the goat. The other ideas were the degrees to which we would take the idea of Ted fighting the goat. And that was off us having ideas and our production staff saying, "No way." There were going to be wires at one point, "Matrix"-style special effects, and we negotiated it down to a puppet goat. After all this time, do you feel like this was a satisfying resolution to that gag? I think so. Nothing's going to ever satisfy. It's hard to build something up for that long, but it was certainly fun to shoot and be funny. I think we got away with it in terms of realism versus the fantastical. I love that Ted goes through the rest of the episode with the goat's hoof print on his forehead. Maybe the rest of the series, who knows? So where do Robin and Barney stand now? That's a good question. This episode, I think, kicks the door down for the Barney and Robin romance. We have some ideas. Our big challenge as writers is "What would that be like?" We have some ideas of that would be like. Obviously, it won't be as easy as they're just boyfriend/girlfriend now. Barney knew going into the season that he had feelings for Robin; what do you feel he and she had to go through this year to get to this point? Robin's journey was a little more internal. We didn't explore it as much as Barney's. We've seen her in a relationship, she made the journey with Ted, going from the single person to someone who can open up to another person. It was kind of about Barney's side. It was like leaving it a mystery where Robin stands. That's what made it exciting, not knowing what the answer would be. We still kind of don't know what the answer is. I like the ambiguity of, "On what level is she saying that she doesn't want to be in a relationship or she does?" I like that we decided to give ourselves season five to explore that. Read the rest: How I Met Your Mother: The Leap Q&A - Carter Bays

CBS Announces Fall Schedule - Featured

CBS SCHEDULE Monday 8 p.m.: How I Met Your Mother 8:30 p.m.: Accidentally on Purpose 9 p.m.: Two and a Half Men 9:30 p.m.: The Big Bang Theory 10 p.m.: CSI: Miami Note: Rules of Engagement will return at midseason. Tuesday 8 p.m.: NCIS 9 p.m.: NCIS: Los Angeles 10 p.m.: The Good Wife Wednesday 8 p.m.: The New Adventures of Old Christine 8:30 p.m.: Gary Unmarried 9 p.m.: Criminal Minds 10 p.m.: CSI: NY Thursday 8 p.m.: Survivor: Samoa 9 p.m.: CSI 10 p.m.: The Mentalist Friday 8 p.m.: Ghost Whisperer 9 p.m.: Medium 10 p.m.: Numb3rs Sunday 7 p.m.: 60 Minutes 8 p.m.: The Amazing Race 9 p.m.: Three Rivers 10 p.m.: Cold Case WHAT NEW SHOWS ARE COMING TO CBS? Accidentally on Purpose stars Jenna Elfman as a young woman who gets knocked up and decides to live platonically with the baby-daddy (and the kid). Wackiness ensues. Costars Grant Show and Ashley Jensen The Bridge , set to premiere at midseason, is about a leader of a police union who must balance the demands of his fellow cops and the city administration, all while continuing to fight crime. Stars Aaron Douglas (the Chief from Battlestar Galactica !) The Good Wife should not be confused with last year's Canterbury's Law , even though both star Julianna Marguiles as a lawyer. This time around she plays a wronged woman who washes that man right out of her hair by getting the defense attorney job she always wanted when she was younger. Costars Chris Noth, Josh Charles, Christine Baranski and Matt Czuchry Miami Trauma, also set to premiere at midseaon, is a Jerry Bruckheimer Productions show about, well, trauma surgeons at a hospital in Miami. Think Seattle Grace but sunnier and with more broken bones. Stars Jeremy Northam and Omar Gooding NCIS: Los Angeles focuses on paramilitary investigators who hunt down especially dangerous criminals by using the latest whiz-bang technology. Stars LL Cool J, Chris O'Donnell and Louise Lombard Three Rivers needs no explanation other than that it's the new Alex O'Loughlin medical drama. OK, here's a little more explanation: The three rivers are (maybe) a metaphor for the three streams of humanity that must converge to make a human organ transplant possible: the donors, the recipients and the doctors. Either that or it's set at Three Rivers Hospital...O'Loughlin plays the hotshot doc who leads the transplant team. Costars Julia Ormond and Justina Machado. New reality shows on CBS include Arranged Marriage (exactly what it sounds like) and Undercover Boss , wherein the corporate king takes off his crown, shrugs the ermine robe from his shoulders, and walks among the common people for a day or two, learning a thing or two about the working class and their quaint, wholesome values...

Watch a sneak peek at HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER "The Leap"

When Ted pulls an all-nighter working on a pitch in an attempt to bring business to his fledgling architecture firm, Marshall tries to lure him to the roof for a surprise 31st birthday party, on the fourth season finale of How I Met Your Mother , Monday, May 18 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Source & Video

Finale Fever: This Week's TV Finales (5/17 - 5/22) - Featured

Finale Fever continues! This week wraps up just about all the primetime biggies that didn't have their finales last week, so don't miss all the big finale laughs and drama! Sunday 5/17 King of the Hill at 7:30/6:30c on Fox Survivor: Tocantins at 8/7c on CBS The Simpsons at 8/7c on Fox Family Guy at 9/8c on Fox Desperate Housewives at 9/8c on ABC American Dad! at 9:30/8:30c on Fox Monday 5/18 Gossip Girl at 8/7c on The CW 24 at 8/7c on Fox How I Met Your Mother at 8:30/7:30c on CBS One Tree Hill at 9/8c on The CW Two and a Half Men at 9/8c on CBS Rules of Engagement at 9:30/8:30c on CBS CSI: Miami at 10/9c on CBS Tuesday 5/19 NCIS at 8/7c on CBS Dancing with the Stars at 8/7c on ABC 90210 at 9/8c on The CW The Mentalist at 9/8c on CBS Jail at 9/8c on MTV Without a Trace at 10/9c on CBS Wednesday 5/20 American Idol at 8/7c on Fox The New Adventures of Old Christine at 8/7c on CBS Gary Unmarried at 8:30/7:30c on CBS Criminal Minds at 9/8c on CBS Thursday 5/21 Ugly Betty at 8/7c on ABC Southland at 10/9c on NBC Friday 5/22 Head Case at 10/9c on Starz Party Down at 10:30/9:30c on Starz What will you be watching? Related Stories: Finale Fever: This Week's TV Finales (5/10 - 5/17) Finale Fever: Guide to 16 Super Season-Enders 'Gossip Girl' Season 2 Finale Preview 'One Tree Hill' Season 6 Finale Clip Photo courtesy of EW.com
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