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TV ratings: 'Intelligence' stumbles badly Monday, 'Blacklist' does OK without 'The Voice'

Fast National ratings for Monday, Jan. 13, 2014The time-period premiere of "Intelligence" on CBS Monday fell badly in the ratings, losing more than half the audience from its "NCIS"-aided debut last week. It was a rough end to an otherwise decent ratings night for the Eye -- all four of CBS' comedies were up, and "How I Met Your Mother" scored the night's best 18-49 rating.Elsewhere Monday, "The Blacklist" hit a season low without "The Voice" as a lead-in but still held up reasonably well, winning the 10 p.m. hour across the board. "Sleepy Hollow" was steady for FOX, and "Almost Human" rose some. "The Bachelor" dipped from its premiere last week on ABC.ABC averaged 8.2 million viewers and a 5.4 rating/8 share in households for the night, beating CBS (8 million, 5.0/8) for the top spot. NBC (6.75 million, 3.9/6) took third, and FOX (6.6 million, 4.0/6) was close behind in fourth. The CW... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/tv-ratings-intelligence-stumbles-badly-monday-blacklist-does-ok-without-the-voice.html

'How I Met Your Mother' and the Slap of a Million Exploding Suns

The first 2014 episode of "How I Met Your Mother" did not advance the wedding-weekend story in any way. In fact, in terms of time on the wedding weekend, probably no more than 10 minutes elapsed.And it was really funny stuff. "Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra"* was a love-slap to long-time fans of the show, telling the story of the fourth slap in Barney and Marshall's bet. Callbacks aplenty -- including a passel of cameos by exes of Barney's -- and a story that unfolded almost entirely in flashback made this "HIMYM" feel more like vintage "HIMYM" than most episodes in the past season or two have.(*The title is a takeoff on "Appointment in Samarra," a classic story about a man who sees Death and then goes to great lengths to avoid him. Death tells another character he was just surprised to see him, since he has an appointment with him in Samarra the next... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/how-i-met-your-mother-and-the-slap-of-a-million-exploding-suns.html

How I Met Your Mother Season 9 Episode 14 “Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmara”

How I Met Your Mother  Season 9 Episode 14 “Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmara” airs Monday, January 13 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network Episode Synopsis:  How I Met Your Mother Season 9 Episode 14 “Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmara” — In an attempt to deliver a devastating final slap to Barney, Marshall explains how he mastered the Slap of A Million Exploding Suns, on the final season of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Monday, Jan. 13 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Stacy Keibler returns as Karina. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2014/01/13/how-i-met-your-mother-season-9-episode-14-slapsgiving-3-slappointment-in-slapmara/

'Lost' reunion, 'How I Met Your Mother' farewell highlight Paleyfest 2014

The 2014 edition of the William S. Paley Television Festival is going to be a good one. Like, really good.The Paley Center for Media previously announced that a "Veronica Mars" reunion will kick off Paleyfest on March 13, one day before the feature film based on the show hits theaters. The full lineup, announced Wednesday (Jan. 8), features another 10-year reunion -- "Lost," which co-creator J.J. Abrams and star Michael Emerson have hinted at in the past -- and panels featuring "Orange Is the New Black," "Pretty Little Liars," a "How I Met Your Mother" farewell and more.It's probably a good thing the festival is moving to the larger venue of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Here's the full lineup (all sessions at 7 p.m. PT unless noted):March 13: "Veronica Mars" reunionMarch 14: "Orange Is the New Black"March 15: "How I Met Your Mother" farewellMarch 16: "Pretty Little Liars" (1 p.m.)March 16: "Lost" 10th anniversary... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/lost-reunion-how-i-met-your-mother-farewell-highlight-paleyfest-2014.html

'How I Met Your Mother' series finale: Craig Thomas inspired by 'Cheers' ending

If you're wondering exactly what's going to happen in the final episode of "How I Met Your Mother," creator Craig Thomas may be providing clues over on Twitter.Thomas posted a couple of tweets Thursday (Jan. 2), all about the series finale of "Cheers.""Watched the #Cheers series finale again for inspiration; cried as hard as I did in 1993. A reminder why we do what we do. #HIMYM," one message reads, while another says, "I'd be proud if #HIMYM finale were even half as good as that! #cheers"In the finale of "Cheers," the main character Sam Malone (Ted Danson) ends up alone in his bar, after friend and customer Norm (George Wendt) tell him he'll always come back to his one true love. It's implied that may be the bar the show was set in. That would surely be a bizarre ending for "How I Met Your Mother," with Ted (Josh Radnor) sitting alone at MacLaren's... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/how-i-met-your-mother-series-finale-craig-thomas-inspired-by-cheers-ending.html

How I Met Your Mother Co-Creator Carter Bays Plans a Cheers-Inspired Series Finale for March

Carter Bays took to Twitter to reveal some classic comedy inspiration while he works on How I Met Your Mother's March series finale. Should HIMYM fans prepare for a heartbreaking goodbye? How I Met Your Mother reveals some classic sitcom inspiration for the highly-anticipated series finale. HIMYM co-creator Craig Thomas is hard at work on the last episode of the CBS comedy EVER, and took to Twitter to hint that Cheers may play role in how it all wraps up. "Watched the Cheers finale again for inspiration; cried as hard as I did in 1993," he posted. Of course, loyal Cheers fans know that series finale ended in a rather heartbreaking way... so will HIMYM get the happy ending fans are waiting for? Let us know your predictions in the comments and stick with us for more TV scoop from Celebified.

How I Met Your Mother Gets Official Series End Date! Find Out When to Watch HIMYM's Last Episode

The end is almost here, How I Met Your Mother fans! Find out when you can catch the last episode ever -- it might be sooner than you think! Mark your calendars, HIMYM fans -- the long-anticipated series finale now has an official date... and it might be sooner than you think. CBS has announced that How I Met Your Mother will air its hour-long series-ender, after 9 seasons on the air, on March 31st at 8pm. The network hopes that this highly-anticipated finale event will help launch its brand-new comedy "Friends with Better Lives," starring Entourage's Kevin Connolly and Dawson's Creek alum James Van Der Beek. Don't miss new episodes of How I Met Your Mother when it returns from hiatus on January 13th, and stick with us at Celebified for more TV scoop!

Top SideReel Shows of 2013

Our beloved SideReel users tracked and watched thousands of shows and episodes during 2013.  Check out the most popular current shows, new shows and old favorites that are no longer even on TV. Shows that aired in 2013 Most Tracks The Walking Dead How I Met Your Mother Pretty Little Liars The Vampire Diaries Game of Thrones New Girl Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Originals Breaking Bad Glee Most Watches  How I Met Your Mother Grey's Anatomy The Big Bang Theory The Vampire Diaries Pretty Little Liars New Girl Modern Family Supernatural Bones Glee Shows that premiered in 2013   Most Tracks Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Originals Under the Dome Sleepy Hollow The Blacklist The Tomorrow People Dracula Almost Human Once Upon A Time in Wonderland Orange is the New Black Most Watches Under the Dome Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Originals Orange is the New Black The Blacklist Sleepy Hollow House of Cards Devious Maids Twisted The Tomorrow People Shows that concluded in 2013   Most Tracks Breaking Bad Dexter 90210 Spartacus: War of the Damned The White Queen The Lying Game Merlin The Client List Burn Notice Deception Most Watches  Breaking Bad Dexter 90210 The Office Fringe Burn Notice Happy Endings Futurama 30 Rock The Lying Game Shows that didn't air in 2013 Most Tracks Gossip Girl One Tree Hill Friends Skins House Lost Weeds Prison Break Sex and the City Desperate Housewives   Most Watches Gossip Girl Friends One Tree Hill House Lost Desperate Housewives Smallville Scrubs Weeds Charmed Zaz is the Sr. Technical Product Manager for SideReel and doubles as an editor over lunch. Follow her on Twitter for tips on free iTunes downloads.

Top Moments: Homeland Leaves Us Hanging, and Gaga and X-Tina's Diva Duet

  Our top moments of the week: 10. Strangest Showstopper:  On  The X Factor , it's not the three finalists that everyone is buzzing about but judge Paulina Rubio, who  performs her song, "Boys Will Be Boys."  Dressed in what appears to be an armored black teddy topped with marabou feather epaulets, Pau Pau is a vision in fetishwear as she prances around on stage, whipping ...     //www.tvguide.com/News/TopMoments-Homeland-Gaga-XTina-1074906.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'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." //www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/how-i-met-your-mother-series-finale-to-air-in-march-followed-by-friends-with-better-lives