It's not easy being a Gleek. At least, it wasn't earlier this season. Aside from the sudden and tragic death of star Cory Monteith, and the subsequent sudden and tragic death of his character Finn Hudson, the Fox musical comedy (Tuesdays, 8/7c, Fox) felt a bit, well, off-key in the first part of Season 5. The story lines started to feel either predictable or haphazard, the music was bland and most of the theme episodes like The Beatles two-part tribute or "Previously Unaired Christmas," lacked a real purpose or message.
Thankfully, the show returned from its extended hiatus re-energized and looking — and more importantly sounding — like its old self. After weeks of letting Season 5 collect virtual dust on the DVR, here are eight reasons why it's time to ...
Cristin Milioti, Josh Radnor
"Tango! You're tangoing!" The photographer at TV Guide Magazine's cover shoot encourages Josh Radnor and Cristin Milioti to unleash their inner Latin groove. They laugh. Dip. Embrace. Lock eyes. Spin. Entwine legs. Almost fall. Hold each other up. Just like the loving goofball soul mates they play on How I Met Your Mother — idealistic architect Ted Mosby and his future bride, still known only as the Mother.
Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris
Before How I Met Your Mother comes to an end after nine seasons, the cast and creative team behind the hit CBS comedy said one final farewell during Saturday's Paley Festival panel. Creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, director Pam Fryman and stars Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan and Cristin Millioti were joined via Skype by Neil Patrick Harris — Jason Segel couldn't make it — to share some tidbits on the final episodes of HIMYM. Get the scoop...
James Spader, Megan Boone
After the Games, the deluge. Now that Sochi's Closing Ceremony is but a glittery, shimmering memory, time for TV to get back to normal — which means everything new is finally new again. And for NBC, it signifies another big week, as it tries to keep the momentum going, using a new season of The Voice (8/7c) and its irresistible Blind Auditions to fuel ratings on Mondays and Tuesdays, with a visceral assist from The Blacklist (10/9c). Red's latest target: a woman from his shadowy past played by Jennifer Ehle, who'll always be my favorite Elizabeth Bennet (from the 1995 Pride and Prejudice).
You've met The Mother and now you'll finally get to know her.
How I Met Your Mother's 200th episode (Monday, 8/7c, CBS), titled "How Your Mother Met Me," will be told from The Mother's (Cristin Milioti) perspective, as she recounts the last eight and a half years of her life before she met Ted (Josh Radnor) — so much so that the show even redid its opening credits to feature Mrs. Mosby.
How I met your ... scandal?
No, we're not talking about a crazy crossover between the hit ABC drama and How I Met Your Mother. The latter series came under fire for a kung fu tribute featured during Monday's episode, "Slapsgiving #3: Slappointment in Slapmarra."
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Mike Vogel, Britt Robertson
CBS doesn't really have too much to worry about, except maybe James Spader.
Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris and Cobie Smulders
On Jan. 27, CBS's How I Met Your Mother airs its 200th episode, titled "How Your Mother Met Me," which promises to fill in several details involving the titular parent. "Various claims we've made about the mother over the years — like her making breakfast and singing show tunes — will be paid off," promises cocreator Craig Thomas.
But while some of the mysteries surrounding Ted's wife may get solved, the cast members have some questions about their own characters, as well as storyline wish lists, that they're anxious to have addressed before the series wraps this spring. Thomas and cocreator Carter Bays respond to the queries...
Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, Harper Grace, Gideon Scott
Neil Patrick Harris and his family got in the Halloween spirit early this year!
The How I Met Your Mother star, husband David Burtka and their twins dressed up in...
Neil Patrick Harris
The 68th Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast on Sunday, June 8, CBS has announced.
The awards show, which honors achievements on Broadway, will take place once again at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
Check out this year's stars to watch