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'How I Met Your Mother' star Alyson Hannigan nabs female lead in Ben Affleck, Matt Damon-produced CBS pilot

Could Alyson Hannigan be coming back to TV after the end of How I Met Your Mother? Possibly.

EW has confirmed that the actress has nabbed the lead role in the CBS pilot More Time With Family, a multi-camera comedy produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

The pilot, which received a put pilot commitment (a “put pilot” increases the likelihood a project will receive a series order as the network faces penalties if it’s never aired) back in October, stars Tom Papa, who plays a man who undergoes a career change to spend more time at home with his family. It is based on Papa’s stand-up comedy and Damon’s experiences. Papa is also set to write and executive producer alongside Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa.

Hannigan will play Papa’s onscreen wife, Cindy.

Hannigan is the most recent HIMYM alum to land a role in an upcoming pilot. Earlier this week, Cristin Milioti was cast as the lead in Rashida Jones’ pilot for NBC.

How I Met Your Mother will finish its nine season run on March 31 with an hour-long episode.

Not even the Mother on 'How I Met Your Mother' knows her name yet

Though it has remained an abstraction for most of this TV season, the final episode of How I Met Your Mother is slowly coming into focus. This week, co-creator Craig Thomas tweeted a photo of the cover of the 95-page HIMYM finale, which is titled “Last Forever,” and production is already underway on the show’s final batch of episodes.

But don’t expect very many spoilers or leaks to surface just because the script is now in circulation. “It exists, but I have not glimpsed it,” admits actress Cristin Milioti, who joined the cast this season as the titular Mother. “There’s been discussion. It’s CIA-level lockdown. Our scripts are watermarked, and it feels really cool.” READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother' spin-off details emerge

How I Met Your Dad is starting to take shape. In fact, producers are already on the hunt for the New Gang.

EW has confirmed that casting is officially in progress for the host of characters that will populate the show, which will revolve around a woman named Sally (Girl Ted), a “vibrant, messy and unpredictable” woman described as a “female Peter Pan who has never grown up and has no idea of where she’s going in life.” The real twist for this main character, though? She’s got a husband! But we’re guessing ISN’T the “dad” to which the title refers, as the character description for Sally says she’s “thinking of calling it quits” with said husband (named Gavin).

As for her circle of friends, here’s the scoop, via TVLine, who first reported the news: READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother' makes special credits for 200th episode. Watch them here -- EXCLUSIVE

How I Met Your Mother‘s 200th episode, titled “How Your Mother Met Me” promises to be a big one. So big, in fact, that the show has created a brand new opening title for the episode, which you can watch below first on

As previously reported, HIMYM‘s big 2-0-0 will heavily feature Mother Cristin Milioti and tell the story of the last eight years of HER life. “Cristin is amazing in it and there’s a lot of fun intersections between her life and our gang,” executive producer Craig Thomas teased to reporters last week. 

Enough foreplay! Here are the special opening credits:  READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother' to reveal huge piece of mythology next week. Plus, scoop on the final episodes

With only ten episodes of How I Met Your Mother left, the next few episodes are going to be back with farewells, surprises and, apparently, huge reveals.

Among them? The names of Ted’s children, which executive producer Craig Thomas told EW and other reporters Wednesday night, happens in next week’s episode! “You’re going to learn the kids names next week in ‘Unpause,'” he said. “Someone’s going to get mad at me [for saying] that.”

That’s not all Thomas revealed following HIMYM’s panel during the Television Critics Association Press Tour, where the show’s impending end made for moments of reflection (Josh Radnor shared a story about how the cast resurrected their breakfast meeting tradition at the start of this season) and thanks (particularly for longtime director Pam Fryman, whom was credited by the cast for setting a humble tone on set). The show’s hour-long finale, titled “Last Forever, parts 1 and 2,” was also a hot topic, with Thomas sharing, “What you see on March 31 has been the plan all along and we hope that people see why we did have that. We leave the series with a certain message that we wanted to convey and that we wanted the whole series we wanted to be about. It’s very positive.”

Read on for more scoop: READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother' creators respond to racism claims

When Jason Segel’s character headed to Shanghai in Monday’s How I Met Your Mother episode, he encountered some familiar faces — well, almost familiar: Alyson Hannigan, Cobie Smulders, and Josh Radnor were all dressed up to look like they were Asian. Viewers took to Twitter to slam the show for putting white actors in “yellowface,” even starting the hashtag #HowIMetYourRacism.

Co-creator Carter Bays responded to those racism claims Wednesday, tweeting that he and fellow showrunner Craig Thomas were “deeply sorry” for the offensive nature of the episode. Read his full Twitter response below:

PaleyFest full lineup announced: 'Lost' reunion, 'How I Met Your Mother,' and more

We already told you Veronica Mars would kick off PaleyFest 2014, the Paley Center for Media’s TV fan festival. Now, the whole schedule has been released — and if you’re still not over Lost, you’re going to want to book some tickets to Los Angeles, stat.

In addition to a 10-year reunion panel for the iconic drama, the festival will also feature panels from How I Met Your Mother, The Vampire Diaries, and Parks and Recreation (a group that is, no surprise, always hilarious at the festival).

“With this amazing mix of new shows, returning favorites, and two high-profile cast reunions, PaleyFest 2014 will be a must-attend event for TV fans who attend every year from all over the world,” said Pat Mitchell, the president and CEO of The Paley Center for Media, in a release. “The caliber of talent participating in PaleyFest this year is absolutely unrivaled in the industry and we hope fans will not only have a great time interacting with the casts and creators, but will also learn about how their favorite shows get made.”

The full schedule is below: READ FULL STORY

The biggest TV stories of 2013

It was the mother of all years when it came to major TV stories, which made it difficult to whittle them down for a Top 10. So we went with 15, instead!

In no apparent order (though honestly, does any story top the Duck Dynasty one?) here are the year’s 15 biggest newsmakers.

Phil Robertson on Duck Dynasty. Journalists loved the scandal; it gave us something to write about during the dog days of winter. Conservatives (and A&E) hated it because of claims that Duck Dynasty’s home network was squashing Robertson’s right to speak his mind. Ultimately, the Bible-thumping patriarch prevailed, order was restored, and the DD news cycle became the gift that kept giving long after Christmas Day.

CBS announces 'How I Met Your Mother' series finale date, new Monday lineup

After nine seasons, CBS has announced the series finale date for its beloved sitcom How I Met Your Mother. The hit show will conclude with a special one-hour series finale on Monday, March 31 at 8 p.m.

Immediately following Mother‘s end, CBS will premiere its new comedy Friends With Better Lives, about six friends at very different stages in their lives, at 9 p.m., after which Friends will move to its regular Monday time slot on April 7.

And thanks to CBS’ new Monday lineup, 2 Broke Girls will move to Mondays at 8 p.m. starting April 14.

The full Monday rundown is below:

'Sleepy Hollow,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Revolution,' 'Supernatural': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Heaps of HIMYM scoop, Sleepy questions answered, and the next phase of Revolution — all that and more in this all-new Spoiler Room!

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'How I Met Your Mother' stars recall the time they rhymed all their lines: A 'Bedtime Stories' preview

The ninth and final season of How I Met Your Mother has been all about stretching the sitcom limits: All 24 episodes take place over the course of one wedding weekend, and in another narrative twist, Monday night’s half-hour (8 p.m. ET on CBS) will play out entirely in rhyme.

Last week, EW was on the set of the show’s 200th episode — premiering at the end of January — and we had to ask a few questions about the clever concept. So far, we know that the episode (titled “Bedtime Stories”) has Marshall (Jason Segel) trying to get baby Marvin to sleep with some very personal nursery rhymes.

“The structure of the flashbacks are that Marshall is recounting crazy things that happened to each one of us,” Neil Patrick Harris told EW on set, adding that two of the three acts involve Barney and his fiancée Robin (Cobie Smulders). “There’s a great adventure that Robin tells about this crazy night where she had superhuman powers, and then Barney recounts this dream tale of how he is the ultimate player in New York City.”

'How I Met Your Mother' spin-off gets pilot pick-up

The How I Met Your Mother spin-off is a-go!

EW has confirmed that CBS and 20th Century Fox TV are moving forward with the female-led How I Met Your Mother spin-off, titled How I Met Your Dad, that was first reported to be in the works late last month.

The standalone pilot, which comes from writers/exec producers Emily Spivey and HIMYM creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, will feature a brand new story and slate of characters. (There are currently no confirmed plans to introduce these in the HIMYM series finale.)

In its final season, HIMYM has performed solidly for CBS, ranking as the network’s No. 1 Monday night comedy and No. 2 comedy across all nights, second only to ratings juggernaut Big Bang Theory.

'How I Met Your Mother' promo: Bryan Cranston returns! -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Three reasons next Monday’s How I Met Your Mother promises to be a goodie: We see the bar again (!!), Barney shows off a hidden talent for dolphin talk, and, last but certainly not least, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston is BACK as Hammond Druthers. And he’s seemingly badder than ever.

As you’ll recall, it’s been awhile since we’ve seen Ted’s former (very angry) boss. In fact, the last time we saw him in something other than a flashback was season 2’s “Columns.” So what brings him back? We welcome your theories. Meanwhile, check out the exclusive promo below for the episode below:


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