Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga
At 86, Mel Brooks is still the life of the party, a consummate ham and peerless joke-spinning storyteller. "I've come to stop the show," announces the irrepressible comic dynamo as he does just that, breaking into song mid-interview and reinforcing why PBS' American Masters titled its latest must-see career profile Mel Brooks: Make a Noise (Monday, check tvguide.com listings). His brilliant career in TV (Your Show of Shows, Get Smart), the movies and Broadway makes him an overdue American Masters subject, and his unflagging comic energy keeps everyone amused — including an intrusively visible camera crew. "I'm head over heels in love with myself," Brooks says, only half-joking.
Jennifer Morrison, William Petersen, Elizabeth Mitchell
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Disney Channel's Boy Meets World spin-off has cast the new Shawn! No, we don't mean that someone else is replacing Rider Strong in his longtime role (like anyone could rival his perfectly coifed locks?!), but there is a new BFF in the house!
Girl Meets World has tapped...
How I Met Your Mother
And you thought Barney and Quinn moved fast.
On Monday's How I Met Your Mother, Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) is planning on popping the question to his girlfriend and Robin's office nemesis Patrice (Ellen D. Williams), whom he started dating just two episodes ago. Not if Robin (Cobie Smulders) has anything to do about it, right? The increasingly vindictive Canuck, intervention be damned, is still attempting to do everything she can to derail their relationship. That includes entertaining the idea of possibly getting Patrice fired from the station during a performance review.
The hour-long episode is one of the last few before co-creator/co-executive producer Carter Bays says that they have to know whether there show will return for a Season 9. So when can we expect word? Is Barney actually proposing to Patrice? Bays answers our burning questions below.
Fox has reduced the order of its midseason comedy The Goodwin Games from 13 episodes to seven, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
A lack of room on Fox's Tuesday comedy block is the reason for the change, according to a network rep. Fox recently ordered 24 episodes of Raising Hope, New Girl and The Mindy Project, along with 19 episodes of Ben and Kate. The seven Goodwin Games episodes will air sometime in the spring.
The single-camera comedy, from How I Met Your Mother executive producers Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Chris Harris, stars Becki Newton, Scott Foley and TJ Miller as estranged siblings who reconnect when they stand to inherit a fortune after their father's death.
Lucas Neff, Zooey Deschanel
Fox has ordered two additional episodes of New Girl and Raising Hope, Deadline reports.
The additional orders come several days after...
Josh Radnor, Thomas Lennon
[SPOILER ALERT: The following story reveals major plot points from the How I Met Your Mother Season 8 premiere. Read at your own risk.]
Becki Newton's real-life hubby is heading to her new Fox comedy.
Chris Diamantopoulos has landed a guest-starring role on The Goodwin Games, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
The series stars Newton, TJ Miller and Scott Foley as three siblings who reconnect following their father's death. He leaves them his vast fortune — but only if they agree to his unusual terms.
True Blood's Janina Gavankar joins Fox sitcom
Diamantopoulos, who has the potential to recur, will play...
True Blood star Janina Gavankar is joining Fox's upcoming comedy The Goodwin Games, TV Line reports.
Gavankar, who plays Sam's (Sam Trammell) girlfriend Luna on the HBO drama, will play Hannah, the ex-girlfriend and mother of T.J. Miller's character on the new sitcom.
A familiar face is returning to How I Met Your Mother.
Bob Odenkirk, who's currently a regular on Breaking Bad, playing corrupt lawyer Saul Goodman, is reprising his role as corporate lawyer Arthur Hobbs, Marshall's (Jason Segel) former boss at Goliath National Bank, TVLine reports. Hobbs will appear in the second episode of the CBS sitcom's upcoming eighth season, when he pseudo-represents Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) in his prenuptial negotiations with Quinn (Becki Newton), whom Barney proposed to in the Season 7 finale.