How I Met Your Mother

HowI MetYourMotherWayneBradyThe ninth and final season of How I Met Your Mother will feature a whole lot more of Wayne Brady.

The comic will reprise his role as Barney’s (Neil Patrick Harris) half-brother James in several episodes of the final season, which is due to play out entirely over the weekend of Barney and Robin’s wedding.

Brady confirmed the news via Twitter: “Just got back from my 1st HIMYM fitting of the season! Can’t wait to shoot on Wed! You may be seeing a little more “James” this season! Yes!”

Brady last appeared on the series in season seven, where he adopted a second child with his partner Tom.

GameofThrones AryaIt shouldn’t come as any surprise that Game of Thrones has topped another piracy chart.

TorrentFreak has announced that the HBO series is the most-pirated TV series of spring 2013.

From March to June, the series was illegally downloaded the most times, with 5.2 million downloads per episode.

The Big Bang Theory came in second place, with 2.9 million downloads per episode while How I Met Your Mother was third with 2.85 million. Continue reading »

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Neil Patrick Harris has closed out the 2013 Tony Awards with his own take on the Jay-Z/Alicia Keys song ‘Empire State of Mind’.

The How I Met Your Mother actor – who was hosting the awards ceremony – rapped alongside Audra McDonald to end the show.

Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris will add another awards show to his resume this year with news that he is hosting the Emmys.

The How I Met Your Mother actor will take charge of the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards this year to go with the Tony Awards ceremony he is already confirmed to host.

It will be the second time Harris has hosted the Emmys.

“I couldn’t be more honoured and excited to be hosting this year’s Emmy Awards,” Harris said. Continue reading »

packagedealCity is giving its new original comedy series Package Deal the best start to life by sandwiching it between two strong performers in How I Met Your Mother and 2 Broke Girls.

The new comedy will air on Monday nights from May 6 between the two American sitcoms.

Starring Randal Edwards (The Killing), Harland Williams (There’s Something About Mary), Jay Malone (Monk), and Julia Voth (Bitch Slap), Package Deal is a hilarious 13-episode, multi-camera series from comedic genius, creator, and critically-acclaimed producer Andrew Orenstein (Malcolm in the Middle, 3rd Rock from the Sun). Continue reading »

big-bang-theory640The CBS network in the US has renewed a bunch of their most popular shows.

The Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife, CSI and 2 Broke Girls are among the series to receive season orders.

However, those waiting renewals include Two and a Half Men, Criminal Minds and Rules of Engagement. Continue reading »

The BroathTwo former How I Met Your Mother guest stars will return to the series this season.

Becki Newton and Jayma Mays will both reprise their respective roles on the comedy series on upcoming episodes.

Newton will return as Barney’s (Neil Patrick Harris) ex Quinn while Mays is back as a girl who Ted (Josh Radnor) flirted with in season one. Continue reading »

himym2012How I Met Your Mother co-creator Craig Thomas has dropped a few details regarding the ninths and final season of the comedy series.

Thomas says they were always going to reveal the identity of the unseen “mother” sometime during the series.

“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.”

Thomas says he and fellow creator Carter Bays mapped out the eighth season keeping in mind that they may not reach a ninth season. Continue reading »

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A new teaser has been revealed for the upcoming Robin Sparkles episode of How I Met You Mother.

A bunch of Canadian talent is set to guest star in the episode that features Robin Scherbatsky’s (Cobie Smulders) Canadian pop-star alter-ego for the fourth time.

Jason Priestley (Call Me Fitz), Alan Thicke (Growing Pains), Paul Shaffer (Late Show) Alex Trebek (Jeopardy), k.d. Lang, Steven Page of Barenaked Ladies, Rush frontman Getty Lee and former hockey player Luc Robitaille all make appearances as themselves while James Van Der Beek will reprise his role as Robin’s ex-boyfriend.

The episode will air in Canada on February 4. Continue reading »

HIMYM2The worst kept secret in TV has finally come out.

After months of speculation How I Met Your Mother has officially been renewed for a ninth and final season.

While several cast members have said in the past that the show was definitely returning, the CBS network had yet to make the official announcement until now.

CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler said in a statement: “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. We are excited for Carter, Craig, Pam Fryman and this amazing cast to tell the final chapter and reveal television’s most mysterious mother to some of TV’s most passionate fans.” Continue reading »