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Neil Patrick Harris' recent Broadway performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch is causing a bit of a stir. According to Page Six, after a female admirer yelled out "I love you Neil!," during the show Saturday, Harris shot back, "I'm doing something up here, motherf—cker!" The former How I Met Your Mother star isn't denying that this happened, but he is saying the supposed curse out was taken out of context, tweeting "It seems my Hedwig improvs are making news, but one should have the full story/context." He pointed fans to a Gossip Cop story which said he didn't curse out a fan during his performance, his character did, adding that the »
When Neil Patrick Harris's Broadway performance was interrupted by an overzealous fan, the show went on - but not without a little playful improvisation. The Hedwig and the Angry Inch star had some Nsfw words for the female theatergoer who called out mid-show, "I love you, Neil," according to the New York Post. Without breaking character, he responded: "I'm doing something up here, motherf-----." This earned the How I Met Your Mother alum, 40, a round of applause. But Harris's unscripted words were meant to entertain - not offend. When the audience member made the comment, the in-character actor first replied, »
- Alison Schwartz
While performing, the 'How I Met your Mother' star said that "I'm doing something up here, -motherf-ker" after a female fan yelled out, "I love you, Neil", the New York Post reported.
The audience then apparently applauded with excitement. (Ani) »
- Smith Cox
CBS is still the most-watched network but almost all of their established shows are down year-to-year. Plus, none of their new shows can really be considered hits. Which will be cancelled or renewed? Stay tuned!
New CBS shows (so far): The Crazy Ones, Hostages, The Millers, Mom, and We Are Men.
Returning shows (so far): 2 Broke Girls, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Elementary, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, How I Met Your Mother, The Mentalist, Mike & Molly, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest, Survivor, Two and a Half Men, and Undercover Boss.
There's lots of data that CBS looks at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are typically the biggest piece. Here's how the network's shows are doing »
The finale of a TV show can provoke all sorts of feelings — from devastation to elation, from closure to closed-fist anger — and Lost’s last episode has drawn the full spectrum from different factions of its deeply passionate fan base. Four years after its airing, the epic and polarizing farewell installment of ABC’s obsessed-over mystery drama about a group of plane-crash survivors on a bizarro island still has people talking/debating/clogging message boards. (Should you need a refresher and/or guidance, may we suggest (re)reading Doc Jensen’s insightful recap.) As this is the time of year »
- Dan Snierson
You’ll have to forgive me. I’m a little short of words after watching another one of my favorite shows end for the season. I’ve lost too many of my favorites this past year (Psych, Breaking Bad, How I Met Your Mother) to even consider the possibility of losing another. However, as you recall, I wrote [&hellip
Community 5.13 Review: “Basic Sandwich” »
- Nick Hogan
MasterChef climbed in the ratings on Thursday evening, according to overnight data.
The BBC One cooking series was seen by 4.6m (21.9%) at 8pm, up 300,000 from last week.
Later, new series Parking Mad brought in 4.3m (20.6%) at 9pm. A repeat of BBC Three documentary Life and Death Row appealed to 1.9m (15.5%).
ITV's Ade at Sea interested 2.6m (12.5%) at 8.30pm (155k/0.7% on +1), followed by Walton Sextuplets at 30 with 2.9m (14.1%) at 9pm (235k/1.4%).
On Channel 4, Posh Pawn intrigued 1.4m (6.8%) at 8pm (215k/1.0%). 15,000 Kids and Counting brought in 925k (4.4%) at 9pm (210k/1.3%), while 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown amused 1.10m (6.8%) at 10pm (151k/1.6%).
Channel 5's Beware Cowboy Builders was seen by 702k (3.3%) at 8pm, while Driven to Kill: Harold Shipman gathered 897k (4.3%) at »
It’s not easy to stick the landing when it comes to series finales. Just ask fans of Dexter and How I Met Your Mother, who continue to debate the merits of those final hours. Which is why it is that much more remarkable when a show receives universal acclaim for its last chapter. Friday Night Lights is one of those shows. The saga of Eric and Tami Taylor (played to perfection by Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton) and the Dillon Panthers and East Dillon Lions ended on Feb. 9, 2011 when DirecTV aired the final episode. Then it ended again when »
- Dalton Ross
Billy Eichner is currently in the middle of the third season of Billy on the Street, and in spite of the show's insane pace, he shows no signs of slowing down (either in terms of his output or the speed of his running). This season he's already destroyed a car with Lindsay Lohan, asked strangers if they would have sex with Paul Rudd (while standing alongside Paul Rudd), mourned the loss of How I Met Your Mother by screaming at people with Neil Patrick Harris, played "Ask a Squirter," and much more. Vulture asked Julie Klausner, who is a friend of Billy's as well as head writer and co-executive producer of Billy on the Street, to reign him in. They discuss the show's evolution, working with Lindsay Lohan, what he had to cut to get Fuse to agree to "Ask a Squirter," Mayim Bialik, why the gay community hasn't embraced »
- Julie Klausner
Hard to believe finale season is here, but it's true! We've already covered every angle of the How I Met Your Mother series finale, so now we're looking ahead to the upcoming finales, like Scandal, Parks and Recreation, and Resurrection. We'll bring you all the pictures as they roll out, but here's a sneak peek for now. Take a look, let us know which episodes you're looking forward to, and take note of all the 2014 season finale dates! [The Neighbors] [Scandal] [Community] [Parenthood] [Last Man Standing] [Resurrection] [Parks and Recreation] Source: ABC View Slideshow › »
- Maggie Pehanick
Charlene Amoia ("How I Met Your Mother," American Reunion) will star in a new horror film for Zoe and Pebbles Productions in association with Mulberry Street Films, LLC, entitled Nefas: The Wicked, a haunted house tale based on true events. Of course!
Filming begins in June just outside of Chicago. The terrifying tale is inspired by true events and is loaded with unforeseen twists. (That's never been seen in a possession movie before, right?)
Julia is a quirky single mother who has left the big city with her teenage daughter, Charlotte, and has taken up residence in the old Miller house. What she is unaware of »
- Steve Barton
Yesterday, Ed told you that This Week with George Stephanopoulos hired anti-gay pundit Laura Ingraham. Salon‘s Alex Pareene says that’s just the latest step in a rightward lurch for the Sunday morning talk show, one that involves hiring conservative pundits who make for terrible television. But, really, if you want to watch a Sunday morning talk show, you should be watching Up with Steve Kornacki. Under Kornacki, Up is a lot more political, and Kornacki has turned out to be incredibly skilled at asking the tough questions that cut to the truth of the matter.
It’s finally happening. EW says that NBC has scheduled The Maya Rudolph Show for May 19. The variety special will feature appearances by Sean Hayes, Kristen Bell, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen, Craig Robinson and Chris Parnell with a performance by Jannell Monae. The variety show is a genre that has struggled on TV (oh, »
- Lyle Masaki
Friends with Better Lives is the latest sitcom vying for a semi-permanent slot in the CBS Monday night block now that How I Met Your Mother has departed, but so far, it’s not impressing in the ratings.
The second episode last night of the new show starring James Van Der Beek and Brooklyn Decker was down 31 percent from its premiere preview two weeks ago. Meanwhile, CBS’ fellow freshman Mom finished up its first season run with an equally modest number. The network also tried shifting 2 Broke Girls to 8 p.m. to try kick starting the night in the old Himym slot, »
- James Hibberd
There’s a new star on Broadway – well, “east of Broadway,” as she puts it – and she’s bringing some sex, sass, and serious noise to the Great White Way. She’s Hedwig, the bawdy wordsmith who heads up the punk band The Angry Inch. She’s lewd. She’s rude. And she’s played by a dude.
Stephen Trask and John Cameron Mitchell‘s Hedwig and the Angry Inch – which began previews at the Belasco last week – tells the bittersweet tale of Hansel-nee-Hedwig Schmidt, an East German “slip of a lady-boy” singer brought to the States by the interwoven forces of the U.S. military, a botched gender reassignment surgery, and old-school rock-and-roll. It’s part concert, part confessional, part cabaret. And in the capable hands of director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) and star Neil Patrick Harris, it makes for a rousing, uproarious, and moving night at the theater. »
- Brian Juergens
“2 Broke Girls” took over the time slot for “How I Met Your Mother” Monday with ratings 35 percent below those of the departed show's season average. In its 8 p.m. time slot premiere for CBS, “Broke Girls” scored a 2.2 rating/7 share in the key 18-49 demographic, down from the 3.4/10 average for “Mother” in the time period. Of course, that average included the phenomenal ratings for the “Mother” finale. Also read: Ratings: ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Finale Scores Series Highs NBC easily won the night in the demo, but ABC won in total viewers. NBC averaged a 2.7/8 in the »
- Tim Molloy
CBS Monday kicked off the post-How I Met Your Mother era last night with Lindsay Lohan, who started things at 8 Pm with a guest appearance on 2 Broke Girls. The new 8 Pm anchor drew a 2.2 in adults 18-49 last night, down a tenth from its last original, which followed the penultimate episode of Himym. But that tied as a season low. In its first regular airing, new comedy Friends With Better Lives (1.8) was down 31% from its preview behind the Himym finale. Mike & Molly (2.1) was up a tenth from its most recent original while the first-season finale of Mom (1.9) was down 14% from its last original on the night of the Himym finale. A Person Of Interest rerun aired at 10 Pm. Elsewhere, NBC’s The Voice (3.3) was down 6% from last week to a Monday season low. ABC’s Dancing With The Stars (2.3) was up a tenth. The Blacklist and Castle were repeats. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
NBC’s “The Voice” was again the top-rated Monday series in key demos last night, though it hit a low on the night for this cycle and ABC’s competing “Dancing With the Stars” closed the gap. CBS, meanwhile, began its post-”How I Met Your Mother” life with a nothing-special timeslot premiere for new half-hour “Friends With Better Lives.”
According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “The Voice” averaged a 3.3 rating/10 share in adults 18-49 and 11.7 million viewers overall from 8 to 10 p.m., down 6% (0.2) from last week’s national average and the lowest Monday score for this edition; still, it comfortably won all four of its half-hours in 18-49 and 25-54. A repeat of “The Blacklist” did pretty well closing out the night for NBC (1.6/5 in 18-49, 6.1 million viewers overall) — delivering a larger young-adult audience than either of Fox’s firstrun dramas on the night and achieving the top »
- Rick Kissell
TV ratings for Monday, April 14th are in. Here’s a brief rundown: In its first Monday without How I Met Your Mother, CBS didn’t suffer too big a drop. 2 Broke Girls dipped 4% to a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 7.21 million viewers, Friends with Better Lives was down 31% to a 1.8 rating and 5.72 million viewers, Mike & Molly rose 5% to a 2.1 rating and scored 7.43 million viewers, and the season finale of Mom dropped 14% to a 1.9 rating and 6.73 million viewers. Over on Fox, Bones was down 13% to a 1.4 rating and 5.69 million viewers, while The Following was even with last week’s series low 1.4 rating and garnered 4.39 million viewers. The CW’s Star-Crossed matched last week’s 0.3 rating and 790,000 viewers, and The Tomorrow People dipped 20% to a 0.4 rating and 1.05 million viewers.
The post Monday TV Ratings: The Following Holds Steady at Series Low; Tomorrow People Dips appeared first on Collider. »
- Adam Chitwood
It may not have won Monday night, but CBS' performance was one of the most interesting ratings stories to watch this week. After nearly a decade of leading the night with How I Met Your Mother at 8 p.m., the late comedy's time slot was taken by 2 Broke Girls last night. And though 2 Broke Girls has seen its share of losses this season, its first performance without a lead-in was solid. 2 Broke Girls, averaging a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49, was within a tenth of a point of its last original. Friends With
- Michael O'Connell
Fast National ratings for Monday, April 14, 2014. Why was this Monday different from all other Mondays? Actually, it wasn't. "Dancing with the Stars" kept ABC in its regular position as Monday's most watched network, while "The Voice" helped NBC maintain its supremacy among young viewers, as The Seder Effect [Not a real thing] had no particular impact on primetime ratings. The first night of Passover saw "Dancing with the Stars" rise slightly and "The Voice" remain relatively flat, which was more a product of last week's Ncaa Tournament Final competition than anything else. If you like, though, you can try to interpret the week-to-week drop for "Bones" as related to the Pesach observance. [Note: This probably is not the case.] Monday's big notable was the premiere of CBS' slightly shuffled comedy lineup, which was predictably less impressive without "How I Met Your Mother," though "Friends With Better Lives" certainly wasn't an out-of-the-box failure, even though it was CBS' lowest-rated and least-watched comedy. »
- Daniel Fienberg
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