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'How I Met Your Mother' creator: 'The less we say about the finale, the better'

Boy meets girl; boy marries girl; boy and girl have a boy and girl; boy tells his boy and girl how he met his girl.In a nutshell, that's the premise of the CBS comedy "How I Met Your Mother," which ends after nine seasons with a one-hour series finale on Monday (March 31).If all goes as fans hope, by the time the last credits roll, New York architect Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) will at long last lock eyes -- and who knows, maybe even lips -- with "The Girl With the Yellow Umbrella" (Cristin Milioti), his future wife and the Mother of the title.They've already seen retired playboy Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) exchange vows with news anchor Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders), Ted's ex-girlfriend. Signs also point to Marshall and Lily (Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan), Ted's longtime pals continuing to be the adorable couple they've always been.Carter Bays, who co-created and executive produces the show... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/03/how-i-met-your-mother-creator-the-less-we-say-about-the-finale-the-better.html

How I Met Your Mother: How It Broke the Mold — and How Will It All End?

Like the year in which Future Ted is recounting his stories, How I Met Your Mother may have been a little ahead of its time. "I think [that] the best format for this series is ultimately as a download or a DVD — a binge-watch," co-creator and executive producer Carter Bays tells TVGuide.com. "I think we should've been on Netflix," co-creator and executive producer Craig Thomas quips. "Maybe people wouldn't have been as upset at us. We could've been the first House of Cards !"  Read More... //www.tvguide.com/News/How-I-Met-Your-Mother-HIMYM-Series-Finale-1079808.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'How I Met Your Mother': Robin Sparkles, 'lawyered' and the show's best running bits

When "How I Met Your Mother" comes to a close Monday (March 31), it will leave behind a legacy of many great recurring jokes, memes and lines. The show launched more catchphrases than any comedy since "Seinfeld," and it created some all-time great running gags for its characters.Here are 10 of Zap2it's favorites.1. Robin SparklesObviously. The definitive Robin Sparkles rankings, incidentally, are: 1. "Let's Go to the Mall" (above). 2. "Sandcastles in the Sand." 3. Robin Daggers/"P.S. I Love You." 4. "Space Teens."2. The slap betBarney totally should've taken 10 slaps in a row. Fun fact: The first Robin Sparkles video is the subject of the initial slap bet, meaning the show's two greatest bits came in the same episode.3. 'Wait for it ...'Also, "Suit up," "Legendary," "Awesome" and others in the vast trove of Barney Stinson catchphrases. Above, a "legendary" compilation.4. SandwichesThe euphemism Future Ted uses to get around telling his kids he smoked... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/03/how-i-met-your-mother-robin-sparkles-lawyered-and-the-shows-best-running-bits.html

'Bones,' 'How I Met Your Mother' and more best lines from March 23-29

A round-up of the best TV line for the week of March 23-29.'The Walking Dead'"You don't need a picture of me. You never will again." -- Maggie to Glenn'Dancing With the Stars'"My legs could potentially fly off when I'm dancing." -- Amy Purdy"I'm only comfortable when I'm in front of a big group of people." -- Drew Carey"You're worse than Bristol Palin. And she was bad!" -- Mark Ballas to Candace Cameron Bure (about costumes)"I wanted to cry." -- Billy Dee Williams, about his first-week scores'Dallas'"Blackmail never sours." -- Sue Ellen"This is about you wanting to punish J.R. for the way he treated you. I'm not J.R." -- John Ross to Sue Ellen'How I Met Your Mother'"Whatcha writing?" -- Marshall"It's my wedding day -- what do you think I'm writing?" -- Barney"Suicide note?" -- Marshall"Hey-o!" -- Lily[Pause]"Oh God, is it a suicide note?" -- Marshall'Teen Wolf'"I sometimes ran from cougars trying to eat me."... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/03/bones-how-i-met-your-mother-and-more-best-lines-from-march-23-29.html

Top Moments: The Good Wife Shoots to Kill and New Girl Goes Up in Smoke

  Our top moments of the week: 13. Birds of a Feather Award: Wednesday's episode of Arrow  unites the Black Canary and the Huntress, two members of the so-called "Birds of Prey," but in a nice twist, they're adversaries. Their fight gains even more symbolism when Laurel — who will eventually become the Black Canary and a member of the "Birds of Prey" — joins the fray. An interesting way to...   //www.tvguide.com/News/Moments-Good-Wife-New-Girl-1079762.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'How I Met Your Mother' cast on 'Inside the Actors Studio' answer questions in character

Before "How I Met Your Mother" airs its series finale, the cast sat down with James Lipton for an "Inside the Actors Studio" episode. It was poignant and funny, as each cast member chose his or her favorite scene in the history of the show -- "Suits" (NPH), the two-minute date (Radnor), the bangity-bang song (Smulders), Marshall's father's death (Hannigan) and the cock-a-mouse (Segel), in case you were wondering -- but the highlight was the actors showing off their talents by answering questions off-the-cuff in character. The best bon mots:Lipton: "Your friend Ted has described you as a sociopath, is that true?"Barney: "What does 'sociopath' mean again?"Lipton: "Ted?"Ted: "Well, it's interesting because the derivation, it changed around 1863 -- [raucous laughter and applause]."Lipton: "What is the Playbook?"Barney: "That was a book in my days, back in my young (awesome!) days where I had different ways to get dirty. That included lots of different doppelganger names... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/03/how-i-met-your-mother-cast-on-inside-the-actors-studio-answer-questions-in-character.html

How I Met Your Mother Fan Petition: Will CBS Change the Series Finale After Enough Signatures?

The season 9 finale of How I Met Your Mother was certainly a divisive one... and now angry fans are taking action to convince CBS to make a change. Get the details. Did the How I Met Your Mother series finale completely ruin your life? You're not alone! In fact, there's now officially a petition in the works for CBS and series creators to completely re-write and re-shoot the highly-anticipated final episode — which is already going down as one of the most divisive series finales in TV history. Will you be heading over to Change.org to add your name to list? How would YOU like to see HIMYM end if the fans actually get to take control? Will CBS cave in to the pressure? Sound off in the comments and stick with us at Celebified for more of the latest TV buzz.

How I Met Your Mother: The 12 Best Musical Moments

  If there's one thing How I Met Your Mother loves more than dragging out Ted and The Mother's meet-cute, it's musical numbers. From Barney's suitable 100th episode extravaganza to Robin Sparkles' throwback tunes, HIMYM 's song-and-dance moments are, well, legendary. Here are our 12 favorites from the past nine seasons.     Read More... //www.tvguide.com/News/HIMYM-Best-Musical-Moments-1079706.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'How I Met Your Dad' parts ways with Krysta Rodriguez

"How I Met Your Dad," CBS' follow-up to "How I Met Your Mother," is undergoing a casting change.Krysta Rodriguez ("Smash"), who was to play the best friend of the main character (Greta Gerwig), is leaving the pilot. Deadline reports the character, a successful and hard-partying woman, is going through some changes following a table read of the pilot script. As a result, the show will look for a different actress to play her.Emily Spivey ("Up All Night") and "HIMYM" creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas wrote the "How I Met Your Dad" script. It's a spiritual companion to/not-quite-spinoff of "How I Met Your Mother," featuring an older version of Gerwig's character telling her kids the story that led her to their father. Drew Tarver, Nicholas D'Agosto and Andrew Santino. "HIMYM" veteran Rob Greenberg is set to direct the pilot, stepping in for Pam Fryman, who had to bow out due to a family emergency. She... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/03/how-i-met-your-dad-parts-ways-with-krysta-rodriguez.html

TV ratings: 'How I Met Your Mother' rises before finale, 'The Voice' dips Monday

Fast National ratings for Monday, March 24, 2014The next-to-last episode of "How I Met Your Mother" rose in the ratings Monday, and it also helped the rest of CBS' lineup improve over last week. The improvements were not, however, enough to break into the Top 2 for the night."The Voice" remained at the top of the 18-49 heap, although it was down from a week ago. "The Blacklist," however, grew week to week. "Dancing With the Stars" was down from its premiere for ABC. "Bones" and "The Following" each rose a little in viewers but were flat in the 18-49 demographic.Monday hour by hour:8 p.m.ABC: "Dancing With the Stars" (14 million viewers, 9.0/14 households)NBC: "The Voice" (12.4 million, 7.5/12)CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" (9.1 million, 5.4/9)/"2 Broke Girls" (7.3 million, 4.5/7)FOX: "Bones" (5.7 million, 3.6/6)The CW: "Star-Crossed" (943,000, 0.6/1)18-49 leader: "The Voice" (3.5)9 p.m.ABC: "Dancing With the Stars" (14.5 million, 9.3/14)NBC: "The Voice" (12.9... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/03/tv-ratings-how-i-met-your-mother-rises-before-finale-the-voice-dips-monday.html