The trend of so-called "hate-watching" is hardly a new TV phenomenon. We've been doing it with the Oscar show for years: picking apart the fashions, groaning at the witless banter, griping as we drift through the seemingly endless midsection where no awards of major consequence are presented, and nearly always regarding the unlucky host as a piñata ripe for the bashing.
This year's tuneful but torturously overextended production (ending just past the three-and-a-half-hour mark) was much the same. With one major exception: The musical numbers were no joke, especially when mighty divas as legendary as Barbra Streisand and Shirley Bassey and as electrifyingly current as Adele and Jennifer Hudson took the stage. No Rob Lowe-Snow White fiascos this time.
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How I Met Your Mother
When CBS announced that How I Met Your Mother would return for a ninth and final season next year, the network took the unusual extra step of proclaiming that the show's heretofore unseen "mother" would be also finally be revealed.
HIMYM co-creator Craig Thomas (who says he wasn't consulted on that part of the release) admits he was surprised that CBS felt the need to spell it out. "The plan has always been to meet this girl at some point," he says. "I think we would be forbidden from show business if we ended the series without meeting the mother, and rightfully so. They want to make sure, I guess, that the audience knows they're not going to be jerked around or short changed in any way."
Put away your jelly bracelets and your cool graffiti coats. It's time to break out your eyeliner and plaid shirts. Robin Sparkles is back on Monday's How I Met Your Mother — but she looks very different.
"It may be the craziest Robin Sparkles yet," executive producer Craig Thomas told reporters on a conference call. "We see a totally new part of Robin Sparkles' career in this."
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How I Met Your Mother
It's official! How I Met Your Mother will return for a ninth and final season.
"Through eight years, How I Met Your Mother has mastered the art of leading-edge comedy, emotional water-cooler moments and pop culture catch-phrases," Nina Tassler, CBS entertainment president, said in a statement. "We are excited for Carter [Bays], Craig [Thomas], Pam Fryman and this amazing cast ...
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.
Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson is taking a break from the tireless search for "A" to romance someone from How I Met Your Mother, TVLine reports.
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Cory Monteith and Matthew Morrison
There's a new top dog on Glee, and for once it has nothing to do with one of Coach Sue's nefarious schemes to take down the New Directions. This Tuesday (8/7c, Fox), when Mr. Schue (Matthew Morrison) goes to Washington, former glee club star Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith) temporarily fills his dancing shoes. Finn may have logged three years crooning Journey and Queen, but he's still got a lot to learn about how to truly lead the glee club, especially with sectionals right around the corner. So to help him out, we compiled some of the most important lessons from Will's bumpy, but fun tenure thus far...
Traditional kids' cartoons rarely have cliff-hangers, especially ones in which the main characters get transported into alternate realities. But Adventure Time is anything but traditional. The whimsical Cartoon Network series — which is populated with talking candies, partying bears and a flying, Korean-speaking, rainbow-colored unicorn — begins its fifth season Monday (7:30/6:30c) with audacious Finn and his magical dog Jake on the other end of the mysterious portal they leapt through in last month's finale.
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.]