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EW's season finale calendar

Each year, the month of May brings the promise of warmer weather, the start of big summer movies…and the torturous, agonizing time when we have to bid farewell to our favorite primetime characters. TV addicts that we are, we feel your pain. So to curb the stress, we’ve put together a master list of when your beloved shows will be signing off.  Grab your remotes and ready those DVRs as we present this year’s finales: READ FULL STORY

'Private Practice,' 'CSI,' 'Nikita,' 'The Good Wife': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

My greatest hope is that this bountiful scoop report brings you a fraction of the joy I feel when scrolling through this Channing Tatum birthday gallery, which now has a place in my bookmarks toolbar under the word “happiness.”

My sad single life aside, if you see any show missing from here that you’d like some scoop on, shoot me a note at spoilerroom@ew.com! I’ll try to work it in next time.

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'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Private Practice,' 'Good Wife,' 'Bones': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

It’s finale season, so much like in my personal life, I don’t have time for foreplay. (Dear God, I’m going to stop typing now.)

E-mail all requests to spoileroom@ew.com or find me on Twitter. See you next week — and hopefully by then I will have seen a professional about my severe case of word vomit.

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'How I Met Your Mother' boss breaks down 'Trilogy Time,' teases 'satisfying' finale

This week’s episode of How I Met Your Mother featured a pretty unforgettable smile-inducing kicker. After Ted found himself bemoaning his romantic setbacks and lack of personal progress, a look into the not-so-distant future revealed he had a daughter. Tear up? Join the club. But would you have guessed that the moment wasn’t even part of the greater plan for the season?

“We had a week of treading water, to be honest,” says co-creator/executive producer Carter Bays. “We have the arc of the season going, but this was one week where there wasn’t one, specific big event happening. We always get nervous about those kinds of episodes because you want to know that the story is moving forward.” So, he says, they took a “step back,” and decided to put a little perspective on the overall story of the series. “We were really telling the story that a father probably should tell his kids because it was only 22 minutes as opposed to seven seasons,” he jokes.

Indeed the flashbacks and talk about the past was a nice reminder of where we’ve been with the gang. But as Bays sees it, it’s also a great reminder of where we’re going — without giving everything away. Yes, he admits, they made sure Neil Patrick Harris hid his left hand so we wouldn’t know whether or not Barney would be married three years from now. “He’s so good at making that look natural,” he says, laughing. “He’s a magician; he’s good with his hands. He knows what he’s doing”

But does Barney? This episode saw the once notorious womanizer seemingly settling into life as a one-woman man. To be fair, Becki Newton previously warned EW that Barney and Quinn would be on the fast track. But after just a few episodes of courting, they’re living together…and liking it! Is it all too fast? Bays doesn’t think so. “I think Barney is in love. At a certain age, you stop worrying about the pacing so much and you sort of realize you’re only on this planet a short time so you might as well be with the person you care about the most,” he says. “And I think that’s Quinn right now for Barney.” READ FULL STORY

Becki Newton previews Barney and Quinn's 'team up,' talks new pilot from 'How I Met Your Mother' creators

Quinn and Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) are wasting no more time on the getting-to-know-yous, says How I Met Your Mother guest star Becki Newton.

After a chance meeting just a few episodes ago, Barney has become smitten with the stripper-turned-apple-of-his-eye. And for further evidence, one need look no further than the display of affection that takes place in tonight’s How I Met Your Mother: The pair’s first “team-up”!

“I think that’s a really exciting development,” she says of seeing the pair work for a common cause. “They spent the first couple of episodes trying to figure each other out and in [tonight's] episode we see them take a couple of steps further and start to have a good time together.” READ FULL STORY

'Pretty Little Liars,' 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'Secret Circle,' 'Revenge': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Howdy, Roomies.

It’s that time of the week again, so I hope you enjoy some of the juicy tidbits in this week’s installment. And with finales just around the corner, I imagine it’s all just going to get juicier as the weeks tick by.

But on that note, if there’s something I’m missing, don’t hesitate to put in a scoop request! (spoilerroom@ew.com) And a million thank yous to those who already write in! Wait, let’s make that a thousand. We’re in a recession after all. I have to be prudent.

‘PRETTY LITTLE LIARS': THREE BURNING QUESTIONS ANSWERED!

What’s better than an in-office visit from a Pretty Little Liar? If I may douchily answer myself: A visit from TWO Pretty Little Liars. And that’s exactly what happened to me yesterday when Lucy Hale and Troian Bellisario stopped in to film a quick video (which I’ll share with you Monday!), make me laugh (you’ll see…), and answer some of your burning questions! Check ‘em out: READ FULL STORY

'Once Upon a Time,' 'New Girl,' 'NCIS,' 'How I Met Your Mother': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Hello from the road, Roomies!

Of course, I’m not actually typing while driving in Los Angeles — that would be scary. But I am currently enjoying the sunshine in L.A. while covering PaleyFest and having a lovely time. The best part of it all? I get to bring all the fun straight to you. If you haven’t checked it out, make sure you bookmark EW’s PaleyFest hub and follow me on Twitter as we head into the final stretch of panel fun. Today I’m headed to Castle, with Vampire Diaries and Revenge to follow this weekend.

But enough from me, here’s what you came for: Fresh scoop straight from the red carpet and some fun bits from my time on set at NCIS, HIMYM, and Grey’s Anatomy. (More to come from all these, too!)

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‘ONCE UPON A TIME': ANSWERS AND APPLES ‘RED AS BLOOD’

The magical first season of Once Upon a Time is set to wrap up in May, but don’t ask for the last episode’s title. “We’re debating it,” said co-executive producer Adam Horowitz. “We’ve run out — that’s it. We can’t think of a title now,” fellow co-EP Edward Kitsis joked.

But the penultimate episode is a different story. I’ll let you theorize exactly what the title “Apple Red as Blood,” means, but I can tell you that it’s part of a final arc that will focus heavily on the major players rather than stand-alone stories — like the heartwarming one we saw this week with Grumpy. “Next week is who the big bad wolf is. And then we just take off,” said Kitsis. READ FULL STORY

'The Office,' 'Revenge,' 'Southland,' 'Justified,' 'HIMYM': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

It’s that time of year again, Roomies! I’m headed west (like Fievel!) from my home base here in NYC to hit up the annual PaleyFest celebrations in Los Angeles.

So if you’re a fan of Community, New Girl, Parks and Recreation, Sons of Anarchy, Bones, The Vampire Diaries, Castle, and Revenge, you’ll want to be following my moves on Twitter for the next week for the latest from all those panels. (My colleague Tanner Stransky will also be out there, covering Revenge, Parks, and more!) Be on the watch for plenty of goodies coming your way. (And there will also be a few more treats in store if your favorite show’s not mentioned in the sentence above. Just sayin’!)

Until then, enjoy this week’s offerings. I have to pack.

THE OFFICE: B.J. NOVAK PREVIEWS ARRIVAL OF KELLY’S ‘HERO’

Post-Florida fun, Ryan Howard is going to be in for a big (and completely unwelcome) surprise. Though he ever-so-briefly had his eye on Erin (Ellie Kemper), he’ll soon find that Kelly has a new crush of her own — except from the sounds of it, this is much more serious. Enter Heroes alum Sendhil Ramamurthy. READ FULL STORY

'Fringe,' 'NCIS,' 'Grimm,' 'How I Met Your Mother': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Happy Hunger Games! Or not.

But it certainly feels like a fight to the death as we slowly approach season-finale time. I know, it’s not even March yet. But behind the scenes, a few of your favorite shows have already closed out the year (Raising Hope, for one) and others are prepping for their final installments as we speak. What’s that mean for you? Stay tuned, because this is going to get fun.

In the mean time, there’s some great stuff coming up a little sooner than finales. So check out the scoop below and thanks as always for your thoughts, questions, theories, and general flattery. Not in on the fun? Get into it. Address is same: spoilerroom@ew.com. I’m also on Twitter. See you next week!

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'How I Met Your Mother' boss on Ted and Robin's future. Plus, what big change is coming?

Cliff-hangers are somewhat of a specialty for How I Met Your Mother, and last night’s delivered one of the most reaction-inducing episode enders of the season so far.

In the episode, Ted and Barney found themselves looking for a little one-night comfort on a late-night commuter train (hence the title “Drunk Train”) but in the end, all Ted found was an epiphany about his love life. And when he got home to find Robin on the roof mourning the loss of her relationship with Kevin (who broke off their engagement-relationship almost as quickly as it began) Ted couldn’t resist letting her in on his realization: He loved her.

And whether you cheered, exclaimed, groaned, or gasped (maybe all four?), executive producer Craig Thomas promises one thing: Ted isn’t backing down from his statement in next week’s episode. “It’s out there now. It’s out there between Ted and Robin,” he tells EW. “We had [Ted's season one flame] Victoria come in episode 3 of season 7 and she looked into her crystal ball and said, ‘Something’s going to happen with this you being friends with Robin thing. Something’s going to come from that.’ And we’re going to see that something will.” READ FULL STORY

'Smash' starts solid; 'Voice' tops Monday ratings

Monday’s twin debuts of The Voice in its regular time slot and freshman drama Smash delivered pretty good news for NBC.

As expected, The Voice‘s ratings (17.7 million viewers, 6.6 adults 18-49) dropped sharply from Sunday’s post-Super Bowl debut. The singing competition was down 60 percent. But this was NBC’s highest-rated regular entertainment series telecast in over four years and gave the network a rare Monday night victory. It’s also up 29 percent from last year’s series debut of The Voice and grew steadily each half hour.

NBC’s Smash (11.5 million, 3.8) news was a bit more mixed. The musical was the third-highest-rated new drama debut of the season and delivered the biggest 10 p.m. rating of any drama this season. Yet even with the mammoth Voice lead-in, four rival network shows had higher ratings. Plus, Smash dropped pretty sharply after The Voice, then dipped again during its second half hour. READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother': 5 scooplets from today's TCA panel

Today’s How I Met Your Mother panel at the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles was certainly less heated than, say, that of Two Broke Girls. But the lack of drama thankfully didn’t translate into lack of scoop.

In fact, executive producers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas were rather forthcoming about what’s coming up on their hit comedy, and (joined on stage by stars Alyson Hannigan and Jason Segel) dolled out some pretty good scoop on what’s to come. We’ve picked out the five best bits.  READ FULL STORY

CBS funnies take first Monday of 2012

Glad you’re back, original programming! And what a return: A (finally) funny episode of How I Met Your Mother highlighted a strong night for CBS, which won the first Monday of 2012 with a 3.7 rating/9 share in adults 18-49 and 11.9 million viewers, according to early results.

All the CBS comedies won their time slots, beginning with HIMYM (3.9/9, 10.2 million), 2 Broke Girls (4.3/10, 12 million), Two and a Half Men (4.4/10, 13.7 million), and Mike & Molly (3.8/9, 11.9 million). Hawaii 5-0 also won its time slot in the key demo (2.9/7) and viewers 11.7 million.

ABC was second for the night in the demo and viewers (2.4/6, 7.2 million), having rolled out another edition of The Bachelor. The two-hour crapfest averaged around 7.6 million viewers in its first hour and roughly 7.8 million in its second hour. It was No. 1 from 8-9 p.m. among women 18-34.

NBC was third for the night, and was helped by an original episode of Fear Factor, which earned a 2.4/5 and 5.9 million viewers. That’s a 60 percent improvement to the time slot versus earlier than season. Give that Joe Rogan a bonus!

Fox ran repeats of House while the CW aired oldies of Secret Circle.

Read more:
‘How I Met Your Mother’ recap: ‘Puzzles’ Goes to Pieces
‘The Bachelor’ season premiere recap: Release the Hounds!

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