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'How I Met Your Mother': CBS 'excited' to see how spinoff comes together

CBS chief Nina Tassler jokes that she's "already handing out boxes of Kleenex" in anticipation of the "How I Met Your Mother" series finale in March.She's also pretty eager to see how a spinoff from the show works out. The network is working on "How I Met Your Dad," which will follow a new set of characters and center on a female character's search for love. "HIMYM" creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are co-creating the series with Emily Spivey ("Up All Night").While there won't be any on-screen overlap between "HIMYM" and "How I Met Your Dad," Tassler still considers the new show a spinoff."I think it is a spinoff because it is Carter and Craig -- they brought in Emily Spivey, but the way the show is structured, the way the story is told, the way the characters will come to learn about the dad, it does follow in form like 'How I Met... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/how-i-met-your-mother-cbs-excited-to-see-how-spinoff-comes-together.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/