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'How I Met Your Mother' Creator Hints Horror Theme for Season 5 - Featured

What will now happen to Barney and Robin? And what's in store for Ted as he takes on a teaching job in a class where he will eventually meet the future mother of his children. Viewers won't get all the answers to last season's cliffhangers when How I Met Your Mother returns for its fifth season on September 21 but at least, series creator Craig Thomas hints on what fans can look forward to in the coming episodes. "For a long time the mother was in this big vast ocean of New York City; she could be anyone. And we ended the season with Ted teaching at Columbia University -- literally in the same room as the mother. So that has added a great suspense element in the writing. We've gotten some great material out of that, including a whole story that plays almost like a horror movie. Suspenseful ominous music is playing and at any point Ted can round a corner and run into the mother. It's been a really nice engine for writing the season so far," Thomas told Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello. For four consecutive years, How I Met Your Mother has been snubbed at the Emmys despite its clever writing, brilliant cast and hilarious storylines. This year, the show set ratings record and has finally received its much awaited Emmy nod for Best Comedy. "It's funny because when you don't get nominated you find yourself being, like, 17 years-old and going, "The prom is stupid!" because no one asked you. But deep down you want someone to ask you. It is kind of nice to get asked to the prom and put on a tux and all that," Thomas said. Neil Patrick Harris, who plays the show's resident womanizer Barney, has already confirmed that he's hosting the awards show this year. He's also been nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy. "Clearly if How I Met Your Mother wins the Emmy for best comedy there's going to be a huge investigation into Neil's backstage behavior. There's going to put a steroids-like asterisk next to our win," Thomas joked. Source Here

2009 Emmy Fun Facts - Featured

If you want to impress your friends with weird, arcane bits of Emmy trivia based on today's announcement of the nominees, here are some things you might bring up. For 2009 Emmy Nominees Click Here . -If you add up the total number of nominations for Comedy Series nominees Entourage , Flight of the Conchords , Family Guy , How I Met Your Mother and Weeds , it would equal the total nominations of fellow nominee 30 Rock . -Speaking of 30 Rock, its 22 nominations are the most any comedy has ever received in a single year. -If you think it's unprecedented that a cartoon like Family Guy is nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, it's not. In 1961, The Flintstones was nominated. - Big Love is nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, and that is the show's ONLY nomination. If you think that's unprecedented, just look back to 2006 when Scrubs did the same thing when its only nomination was for Outstanding Comedy Series. -At 13 nominations, Saturday Night Live now has the most noms of any variety series in a single year. It's also more than twice as many nominations as the show has had in the last 30 years. -This boosts SNL's overall nomination total to 114. The only shows ahead of it for Emmy nominations are Cheers at 117 and ER at 124. -Justin Timberlake has three nominations this year. He's nominated for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for hosting Saturday Night Live, and he's actually competing against himself in the Original Song category. He's nominated for his SNL song "Motherlover," and also for a song he performed at the ESPYs called "I Love Sports.". -In its fourth season, Bones finally receives its first ever Emmy nomination. However, it's for Art Direction. -Law and Order: Special Victims Unit now has a total of 22 nominations. All of them have been for acting, and 20 of them have been for female acting, including four more this year. Source Here

She's a Mother: Cobie Smulders Welcomes Baby Girl

Shaelyn Cado Killam has met her mother - and it's actress Cobie Smulders. Smulders, a star of CBS' How I Met Your Mother , gave birth to her daughter on May 16, People reports. It is the first child for Smulders and her fiance Taran Killam. Smulders announced her pregnancy in November, and got engaged to Killam in January. Smulders' pregnancy significantly overlapped with that of Mother costar Alyson Hannigan (who gave birth to a daughter of her own on March 24). The CBS sitcom valiantly - and in some cases very cleverly - worked around the actresses' pregnancies. Mother even shot its May season finale over the winter, so as to be sure to include their characters of Robin and Lily. Source Here

It's a done deal: Neil Patrick Harris hosting Emmys

Neil Patrick Harris' Emmy hosting gig has moved from the talking stage to the definitely doing stage. Multiple sources are now confirming that the legen...(wait for it)... dary How I Met Your Mother cad has formally signed on to emcee the 61st annual ceremony, which airs Sept. 20 on CBS. An official announcement is expected early next week. As pointed out by Variety, which was first to report the NPH negotiations, Emmy producers are under pressure to boost the kudocast's ratings and critical reception in the wake of last year's apocalyptic reality quintet train wreck. (The opening "comedy" routine still gives me nightmares.) Harris, meanwhile, is coming off of a rapturously received Tony hosting stint. He's also one of CBS' biggest stars, so the cross-promotional possibilities with HIMYM (which kicks off its new season the night after the Emmys) are endless. All i have to say: AWESOME Source

Neil Patrick Harris Eyed as Awesome Emmys Host

CBS, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and Neil Patrick Harris are working on a deal that would make the How I Met Your Mother star the host of this year's Primetime Emmy Awards, airing Sept. 20. An agreement had not been reached as of late Wednesday - and CBS had no comment on the buzz - but Variety reports that all parties are hopeful to see Harris "tux up" and take charge of the 61st annual Emmys. Just recently for CBS, Harris earned raves as host of the June 7 Tony Awards and helped deliver that show's biggest audience since 2006. Also in the past year, NPH has hosted the TV Land Awards, the Writers Guild Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, the World Magic Awards and last fall's Creative Arts Emmy ceremony. "I love the hosting thing. I've gotten to do a lot of it this year," Harris told the New York Times prior to taking the stage at the Tonys. "I'm enjoying it." The Academy, in turn, would enjoy the chance to have a beloved face at the fore of this year's Emmys and thus put last year's telecast behind them. That show, hosted by the five Outstanding Reality Host nominees, was unanimously voted off the island by critics and viewers alike. Source Here

Wedding Wars: And the Winner Is... - Featured

And our winners are How I Met Your Mother 's Lily and Marshall! Cheers all around! Chuck 's Awesome and Ellie were a close second, with One Tree Hill 's Nathan and Haley in third. Thanks for all your votes and participation! ************************************************************* It may not be the height of the TV season during the summer, but it sure is the height of the wedding season! Wherever you fall in the relationship spectrum, there's one part of wedding season we can all embrace: the drama that is TV weddings of past and recent TV seasons. So with that said, it's June. It's hot out there, and there are some stressed-out brides tackling each other for their dream dresses on sale. So let's make our favorite TV brides and grooms fight it out too in our SideReel wedding wars! The top TV weddings that you and your fellow Reelers nominated as your favorites are listed below. Check out the list and vote for your ONE favorite TV wedding. The ultimate wedding winner will be announced Thursday, so don't forget to find out if your fav wedding won. Lily & Marshall - How I Met Your Mother Awesome & Ellie - Chuck Alex & Izzie - Grey's Anatomy Derek & Meredith (post-it style) - Grey's Anatomy Nathan & Haley - One Tree Hill Lucas & Peyton - One Tree Hill Chloe & Jimmy - Smallville Lex & Lana - Smallville Carla & Turk - Scrubs Mike & Phoebe - Friends Chandler & Monica - Friends Ross & Emily - Friends Ross & Rachel - Friends Chase & Cameron - House Amy & Ben - The Secret Life of The American Teenager Piper & Leo - Charmed Grace & Leo- Will & Grace Jack & Rosario - Will & Grace Jon and Kate - Jon & Kate plus 8 Daniel & Molly - Ugly Betty Nancy & Peter - Weeds Lane & Zach - Gilmore Girls Charlotte & Harry - Sex and the City Miranda & Steve - Sex and the City

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