How I Met Your Mother is mercifully coming to an on March 31st and the cast of the show were on The Late Show with David Letterman to reveal the Top 10 surprises we will see during the series finale. While some of them were lame like the last few seasons, I can totally see #2 happening. I just wish Lost would’ve done that because I still want to know what the hell that show was all about.
I don’t know about you, but How I Met Your Mother has been a chore to watch for many years. So when CBS announced that this season was going to be the last it was kind of a relief. For me as each episode airs, I am counting the episodes until it is finally over. Today CBS announced that the series finale of this once great show will air on March 31st. I hope it goes out like it came in and not how it has been since the smoking episode. I think that was when the show officially went down hill and never climbed back up to its greatness.
So what happens come April? Well on March 31st, James Van Der Beek’s Friends with Better Lives debuts at 9p after the 1 hour HIMYM finale. The following week it moves to its permanent slot of 8:30p. That means Two Broke Girls moves to 8p on April 14th. Yeah, if any show screams family hour, it is 2BG. Not.
Now that CBS is airing the Emmys again, they asked Neil Patrick to host that awards show again too like they did the Tonys. I am sure if CBS had the Oscars, the Golden Globes and the Grammys, they would have him do that t…oh wait they do have the Grammys so why isn’t he hosting that like he is hosting the Tonys and the Emmys?
BTW if you think that the How I Met Your Mother star will confuse the awards shows up, you are would be mistaken because here is what he said about doing both “And what perfect timing – I’ll just do the exact same script I’m about to use for the Tonys. ‘And the Emmy for Best Revival of a Musical goes to ‘Breaking Bad!’ See, told you it works.”
You can see him host the Tonys on June 9th, the Emmys on September 22nd and in the final season of How I Met Your Mother some time around then.
You know CBS if and when David Letterman retires, NPH would be a great candidate to replace him!
Alyson Hannigan was a guest on The Late Show and David Letterman asked her there are any hints of who the mother is going to be on How I Met Your Mother. She told him she thought the reveal was going to be the final frames of the show, but she was wrong. Then she pretty much told us to watch the show on Monday, but didn’t say why. Since that episode takes place at Barney and Robin’s wedding where Ted meets his future bride, maybe she predicted the ending of the 7th season as compared to the season finale. I don’t know about you, but I just want to meet her already!
Neil Patrick Harris was seen out and about, and it looks like his little Doogie Howser was also out and about. Do you think that the How I Met Your Mother star has something in his pocket or he is just happy to see us?
Last week it was announced that How I Met Your Mother would be back for a final season in the fall and as the show wraps up so will some of the sitcom’s biggest character themes that have played out for almost 9 years. Tonight at 8p on CBS we will most likely say goodbye to one of them, so get your tissues ready for Robin Sparkles’ encore. Although show creator Craig Thomas said she could come back one more time before the show ends.
Tonight we will see Robin Sparkles do the full Alanis Morrisette as she goes from pop star to man hating rocker. It is the darkest she has been. Thomas would neither confirm or deny that Dave Coulier is the reason why she has crossed over to the dark side, but he will definitely be referenced. There was one thing he did confirm about the latest Sparkles’ video, he said “It is completely crazy. It may be the craziest Robin Sparkles yet.” Cobie Smulders who plays her said it is Sparkles catchiest song since Let’s Go to the Mall. After listening to P.S. I Love You, I have to say I agree with her and I am sure you will too.
Thomas also said that, “This episode takes How I Met Your Mother’s Canada fetish to whole new heights.” What did he mean by that? Well several Canadians like Alan Thicke, Jason Priestley, Paul Shaffer, Alex Trebek, K.D. Lang, Steven Page, Geddy Lee and Luc Robitaille are all guest starring in the episode. The only one not partaking in the fun is Crash Test Dummies Brad Roberts, who the HIMYM casting department couldn’t find. But they find the robot, so that is an excellent thing!
So now that Robin Sparkles is going into retirement, will Smulders record an album at some point? She said “I would never find myself in a recording studio at any other time in my life.” Then she added, “I won’t. It’s just not going to happen. I don’t sing that well.” I think she does, but then again who hasn’t wanted to be Robin Sparkles? So tune in tonight to see the new and improved(?) Robin Sparkles.
Then at 8:30p Rules of Engagement is back on CBS. The show that the network’s Yes, Dear proves why it just won’t die. During tonight’s season premiere Liz moves in Audrey and Jeff and she will cause a lot of problems for the couple. But not as bad as the problems Russell will cause for Adam and Jennifer. Did I mention that Russell will come between them in the bedroom? It is something you don’t want to miss, so don’t!
For over a month we have been waiting for CBS to announce that How I Met Your Mother will be back from another season and today they made it official. The whole cast will be back for the sitcom’s ninth and final season. Since it will be the end for the show, everyone promises we will meet the Mother.
Yesterday when I was on a conference call with EP Craig Thomas and Cobie Smulders to talk about this Monday’s (most likely final) episode with Robin Sparkles that airs at 8p, I asked if they know when we will meet the mother. At first the show creator said this week and then quickly admitted that that was a (sick) joke. He then promised, “It will happen before the series ends.” And then he reiterated the point by saying, “It’s going to happen, I swear!” Then he asked Robin for a comment and she said “It’s just not any time really soon.” To which he responded equally as coyly by saying it could be soon or it could be later.
So with the countdown upon us, we know it will happen in the next 30 episodes. Either that or us longtime fans will be calling everyone involved with the show a mother, followed by a second word…
Oh and since we can’t even get them to tell us when it will happen, they are also not telling us who it could be. So if you could cast the Mother, who would you want to star in the role? I say Bob Saget in drag because it is about time his face made an appearance on the show!
Just when you thought that How I Met Your Mother would be a goner, comes word from Deadline that the whole cast has signed on for a ninth season. There had been rumors that most of the cast was ready to move on especially Jason Segel, but today he decided to give in and re-up for another season. And all I have to say to that is damn you Jason Segel, damn you to hell.
I loved How I Met Your Mother for the first few seasons and couldn’t wait for the next episode, but then around season 4 the show went to sh!t and never got back that original feel. I have been watching since week 1 and now I wonder why I am still making myself give up a half hour week to the CBS show. I don’t care who the mother is at this point, just that Ted finds her and shuts the f*ck up. Seriously the show has turned more into the Barney and Robin love story then Ted’s and that defeats the whole purpose of the show.
Yes CBS wants to bring it back. Yes the cast want it come back. But does it have to? Us fans want it put out of our misery because we all long for the days of Robin Sparkles going to the mall and Barney losing the Slap Bet. Now we just all want to reach into our screens and slap them to shut the f*ck up.
So in other words, all I want for Christmas is for this show to end this season. And I am sure I am not alone.