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...
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 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
Neil Patrick Harris is pulling a Hugh Jackman. The How I Met Your Mother star has just been tapped to host the 2009 Tony Awards. Theater's biggest night is shaping up to be a star-studded occasion, with Geoffrey Rush, James Gandolfini, Jeff Daniels, Jane Fonda, Marcia Gay Harden and Hope Davis all nominated in just the Leading Actor or Actress in a Play categories alone. Allison Janney, Stockard Channing and American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis topline the Leading Actress or Actor in a Musical. And - oh, yeah! - Elton John and Dolly Parton also earned gongs for their contributions to Billy Elliot: The Musical and 9 to 5: The Musical, respectively. The former Doogie Howser, M.D. is no slouch to the theater himself. He's had lead roles in productions of Rent, Assassins, Cabaret and Proof, and is currently producing the theatrical mystery show, Accomplice: Hollywood. Source Here
In celebration of Stella's return to How I Met Your Mother , E! hit the set to get the scoop from Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Radnor, Sarah Chalke (or as the boys call her, S. Chal-key) and Jason Jones about what it all means for Ted. Check out the legend... wait for it... dary finale teaser videos here: How I Met Your Mother Video: Robarney, Stella and the Shocking Finale Reveal Photo courtesy of EW.com
Monday's night's broadcast of How I Met Your Mother has certainly got a lot of fans talking about one thing: Is Stella the mother? Personally, I don't think she's the mother of Ted's children even though she was the mystery woman in the "Right Place Right Time." But there are those who are leaning towards the idea that she may be the one. We won't know for sure until the end of the series but executive producer Carter Bays has given hints on why she brought back Sarah Chalke's Stella and the future direction of How I Met Your Mother. Warning: This article may contain spoilers!!! Obviously, Carter Bays wouldn't say whether Stella's the mother or not but fans could somehow take a clue from the show's "very careful wording of the narration." "Nothing's a fake-out on this show. We established very early on that this is a very windy, twisty story, and the message of the show is there's a ridiculous series of events that has to happen before this guy meets the woman he marries... I will say this about the next two episodes: Everything will be made clear and it will move the ball forward," Bays told Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello. Prior to "Right Place Right Time," Stella was last seen in "Happily Ever After," which aired last November and saw Ted finally getting closure from Stella after seeing her come home to Tony and her daughter Lucy. During her seven-episode arc, Stella was well-received by viewers but her recent comeback on the canvas has seemingly freaked out a lot of fans. "It seems to be split 50/50; some people loved it but a lot of people really hated it. And I certainly don't want to tell you that I like it when people hate my show, but knowing where the next two episodes go, I feel like those are both legitimate reactions and both what we were going for," he said. "We've never really kept a big secret from the audience. And what secrets we do have we usually tell people and there are usually spoilers floating around. And this kind of felt like, 'Let's try and do something that takes everyone by surprise and really blow people's minds.' And I think we did it," he added. So how does Stella figure into the Mother mystery? "We'll reveal why Ted running into her again is such huge moment. He already ran into her once before and didn't do anything, but this one has more meaning and we'll find out why next week," he said. Source Here
Spoilers from last night's episode After last night's ending on How I Met Your Mother , everybody is obviously wondering once more, "Is Stella the mother?" Check out EW's interview with show creator Carter Bays on the subject. While he doesn't answer the question directly, he certainly hints at an answer: Is Stella the mother? CARTER BAYS: I won't say whether she's the mother or not, [but] we were definitely very careful in the wording of the narration. Obviously, we're not going to say, 'Okay, here she is! Show's over." Was it an intentional fake-out? BAYS: Nothing's a fake-out on this show. We established very early on that this is a very windy, twisty story, and the message of the show is there's a ridiculous series of events that has to happen before this guy meets the woman he marries...I will say this about the next two episodes: Everything will be made clear and it will move the ball forward. You certainly got people talking. BAYS: We freaked out a ton of people. We've never really kept a big secret from the audience. And what secrets we do have we usually tell people and there are usually spoilers floating around. And this kind of felt like, "Let's try and do something that takes everyone by surprise and really blow people's minds." And I think we did it. What kind of reaction have you been getting? BAYS: It seems to be split 50/50; some people loved it but a lot of people really hated it. And I certainly don't want to tell you that I like it when people hate my show, but knowing where the next two episodes go, I feel like those are both legitimate reactions and both what we were going for. Does the yellow umbrella belong to Stella? BAYS: I can't say one way or the other. Can you give me a preview of next week's episode? BAYS: We'll reveal why Ted running into her again is such huge moment. He already ran into her once before and didn't do anything, but this one has more meaning and we'll find out why next week. Is it your plan to hold off on confirming the identity of the mother is until the final episode of the series? BAYS: That's always been the plan, but obviously we have a lot of options at our fingertips. Source So...what do you guys think? Personally, I think he's saying very clearly that Stella is not the mother...
Lots of good stuff from E!Online on Heroes , Gossip Girl , Grey's Anatomy , Lost , How I Met Your Mother , Prison Break , Private Practice , Better Off Ted and more! SPOILER Andy in Los Angeles: Please tell me Zachary Quinto is coming back next season on Heroes . We can absolutely assure you that Zachary Quinto is coming back next season. We're hearing that Sylar is present in what's described as "a very Fight Club-esque way." Care to interpret what that means? Ilaam in Rochester, N.Y.: I know Heroes just ended, but do you have any goodies for season five? The Heroes deaths will continue next season, and a few of your favorite characters may be resurrected in the process. (Pssst, that has nothing to do with our pal Sylar). Tracy in El Paso, Texas: What can you tease about the Lost finale? Look for another game-changing finale. Based on the rumors we're hearing about what happens, you may find yourself wondering how they could still even do the same show after this. Romana in Cape Coral, Fla.: What can you tell us about the Gossip Girl finale? Chuck and Blair! What else is there to say? OK, how about that the spawn of Rufus and Lily will be played by an unknown-extrapolate from that what you will about said spawn's future on the show. (Of course, nobody had ever heard of Jessica Szohr before G.G., and now she's a big star with endorsement deals and everything.) Read more: Spoiler Chat: Is Trek Star Quinto Leaving Heroes for Good?
As spied in spades last Thursday, the springing of spring seems to be keeping peeps' peepers away from the tube. This Monday, for example, nary a show showed a significant gain. Here's the recap: * 8 pm/ET Dancing with the Stars averaged 19.09 million total viewers, dipping 6 percent week-to-week. House followed with 11.36 mil, down 480K from its last fresh outing. CBS' The Big Bang Theory (9.3 mil) and How I Met Your Mother]] combined for third, though both dropped 700 thou. Chuck 's season finale whipped out its kung fu on 6.11 mil, up juuuuust a hair from last week. Gossip Girl sank 340K, to 2.02 mil. * 9 pm Two and a Half Men dropped 700K, to 14.1 mil; lead-out Rules of Engagement (11.3 mil), though, enjoyed a 7 percent gain. 24 (10.56 mil) added 280K, while Heroes ' finale was flat at 6.39 mil. One Tree Hill slipped a smidgen, to 2.24 mil. * 10 pm CSI: Miami was No. 1 with 11.96 mil, down 10 percent. Castle held steady at 8.38 mil, while Medium 's audience shrank 9 percent, to 6.72 mil. Source Here
Last week, How I Met Your Mother gave us a-not-so-exceptional but still strikingly funny installment. We saw Ted (Josh Radnor) starting his own architecture firm out of his apartment - thus the title of the episode "Mosbius Designs." We also saw Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) as he came clean to Marshall about his feelings for Robin (Cobie Smulders), while Marshall (Jason Segel) learned that keeping his job has nothing to do with hard work. According to Barney, having a "thing" at work is the key to keeping your job. At any workplace, there are people who are expendable but who are loved by their colleagues because of the things they offer. Evidently, Goliath also has a bunch of colorful employees, ranging from toy guy, food guy, YouTube guy, fantasy guy to creepy backrub guy, and this left Marshall with just a few options. In the end, Marshall decided to be the sports guy, also known as the guy who handles the fantasy sports leagues and all the gambling that comes with it. While I don't completely agree with Barney's advice, it's still fun to ponder on the things that people do at work that forge their popularity and reputation, whether intentional or not. In real life, I've actually encountered a guy who habitually tells dirty jokes, an odd woman who gives pedicures during lunch breaks, a boy who openhandedly offers to give rides with his car and a woman who never runs out of junk food in her office drawer. "Mosbius Designs" got me thinking of my "thing" as well. I don't really have one - at least, nothing I deliberately planned. But at some point, I was known for having candy and allergy medicines in my purse. It's a weird combination especially since I don't really have any allergies to begin with. But I keep the medicines for emergency purposes and the candy, just because I like it. Are you known for something at work? What's your thing? Source Here