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It’s been nearly two years since How I Met Your Mother ended its awesome nine year run on March 31st, 2014. And after we said our good-byes to Ted, Marshall, Lily, Robin, and Barney we also made sure to take a look at these 12 facts you may not have known about one of your favorite CBS comedies. Facts that people still aren’t aware of today. Here they are: 1. Over the years, Barney has had many catch phrases. Four of them were mentioned in the pilot episode. They were: “Wait for it.”, “Suit Up.”, “What Up?”, and “Have you
12 Things You Never Knew about How I Met Your Mother »
- Tim Gerstenberger
How I Met Your Mother ended its amazing 9 year run in March of 2014 and we still miss it every single day. Over the 208 episodes, countless guest stars have popped up. Some were quite memorable (Britney Spears), while others you may have forgotten about (Katie Holmes). Whether you remember them or not, these 12 actors were some of the most famous to ever appear on the show. In the words of Barney Stinson, there performances were, “legen wait for it dary.” Sarah Chalke as Stella Zinman Stella was my favorite of all of Ted’s girlfriends. Chalke made her first
The Most Famous Guest Stars to Ever Appear on How I Met Your Mother »
- Tim Gerstenberger
The zombies in AMC's Fear The Walking Dead are gaining ground as the calendar creeps closer to April 10th, the season two premiere date that will mark the return of faces both familiar and fresh. Today, two new actors were announced to appear in the second season of The Walking Dead companion series, while Fox's The Rocky Horror Picture Show reboot also added a new cast member.
TVLine reports that Dougray Scott (Hemlock Grove) has joined Fear The Walking Dead Season 2 in a recurring role. Details on his character have yet to be revealed, but there is speculation that he will portray "Casey, a decent man who believes in civility”, someone who "is confident in an unexpected position of authority." It's important to note that casting details for The Walking Dead-related projects are usually misleading to provide secrecy, so we'll have to wait and see if the above description »
- Derek Anderson
Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show remake just added a(nother) Broadway star to its ranks.
Tony Award winner Ben Vereen — famous for his performances in shows like Pippin and Jesus Christ Superstar, as well as for being Usher’s godfather — will play Dr. Everett Scott, the science teacher-turned-ufo investigator who arrives at Dr. Frank N. Furter’s castle looking for his nephew.
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Pam Fryman is gearing up for another very busy pilot season. At NBC, the former How I Met Your Mother executive producer is directing and executive producing ensemble comedy pilot Good Fortune, from Rashida Jones and Will McCormack's Le Train Train and 20th Century Fox TV. At CBS, she is executive producing and directing romantic comedy pilot My Time/Your Time, from Hilary Winston, Himym creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, Sony TV and CBS TV Studios. Both pilots are… »
Jane Levy – star of Suburgatory and the Evil Dead remake - has been cast in the upcoming CBS sitcom My Time/Your Time, a new comedy from the minds of Hilary Winston and How I Met Your Mother‘s Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. The main writing duties of My Time/Your Time were taken up by Winston, who adapted the new show from a web series called 7P/10E.
The basic idea of the web series chronicles the budding romance of a couple who meet online and decide to enter into a long-distance relationship. The story of 7P/10E was told through a series of text messages, social network posts, and Skype chats posted on YouTube (where the series proper played out), but it’s unclear how heavily My Time/Your Time will incorporate those elements into the television adaptation.
A few details about Levy’s character were given, »
- Mitchel Broussard
And now for some truly fantastic pilot news: Suburgatory‘s Jane Levy has landed the lead in My Time/Your Time, CBS’ relationship comedy from How I Met Your Mother co-creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.
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Based on the web series 7P/10E by Avital Ash, the potential series tells the story of two young lovers attempting to make their long-distance relationship work.
Levy will play Marla, an inherent optimist living in New York City who wants to be a playwright but is having trouble »
“Suburgatory” alum Jane Levy has been cast as one half of the starring couple in CBS’s romantic comedy pilot “My Time/Your Time,” Variety has learned. “How I Met Your Mother’s” Pamela Fryman has also boarded the pilot to direct.
“My Time/Your Time” chronicles the relationship of a young couple as they begin dating long distance.
Levy will play Marla, an inherent optimist living in New York City who wants to be a playwright but is having trouble breaking away from a traditional life for the life of an artist. Her on-screen significant other is yet to be cast.
Bays, Thomas and Fryman will all serve as exec producers with Winston, resulting in a “Himym” reunion. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Jane Levy, the breakout star of ABC’s Suburgatory, has been tapped for the female lead in My Time/Your Time, CBS’s hybrid comedy pilot from Hilary Winston and How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. Pamela Fryman, who helped invent the hybrid comedy format on Himym, where she was a director/executive producer for the show’s entire run, will direct My Time/Your Time, reuniting with Bays and Thomas. Winston wrote My Time/Your Time, based on the web… »
“MacGyver” is a reimagining of the 1980’s television series of the same name, following a 20-something MacGyver as he gets recruited into a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening.
Written by Paul Downs Colaizzo, original exec producer Henry Winkler is attached to the new potential series as an Ep, along with Michael Clear. James Wan (“Saw” franchise, “Furious 7”) is attached to direct the pilot and will also serve as an exec producer. CBS Television Studios will produce.
CBS also ordered a drama pilot for “Bull,” which is based on the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, before he was a talk show host and during his days as head »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
James Corden is taking his hosting skills to an even bigger stage: The "Late Late Show" host will emcee the 70th annual Tony Awards this year.
Corden, who is a Tony winner himself thanks to his stint in the 2012 play "One Man, Two Guvnors," has been tapped to host the show honoring the best in Broadway -- and which also, coincidentally, airs on "Late Late Show" home CBS. Neil Patrick Harris previously served as a four-time host between 2009 and 2013 when he was starring on the network's sitcom "How I Met Your Mother."
Aside from his built-in CBS connection, Corden is a smart pick for the gig thanks to his success behind the "Late Late" desk, which he took over in March 2015. The host has proven himself adept at crafting comedy bits -- often with the help of big name celebs -- that have gone viral, including his very first show, »
- Katie Roberts
CBS has added to its pilot haul by picking up single-camera comedy “What Goes Around Comes Around,” Variety has learned.
Hailing from Warner Bros Television in association with Kapital Entertainment, the pilot centers around two 40-something parents who were wild and reckless teenagers and are now facing their worst nightmare — raising three teenagers of their own.
Earlier Monday, CBS ordered drama pilot “Training Day,” based on the 2001 Denzel Washington-Ethan Hawke movie of the same name. “Training Day” will be directed by Antoine Fuqua, who helmed the film, and is written by Will Beall. The project is also produced by Warner Bros. TV.
Other comedy pilots in contention at CBS include multicam offering “The Great Indoors“; “The Kicker,” from “30 Rock’s” Tina Fey »
- Laura Prudom
Described as a reimagining that begins 15 years after the film left off, the pilot centers around an idealistic young African-American police officer who is appointed to an elite squad of the Lapd, where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous Caucasian detective.
Fuqua — who helmed the Warner Bros./Village Roadshow movie, which earned Denzel Washington an Academy Award for lead actor and Ethan Hawke a nomination for supporting actor — will direct the pilot and executive produce. The script was penned by “Gangster Squad” writer Will Beall, who will also executive produce alongside Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman. KristieAnne Reed will serve as co-exec producer. The project hails from Warner Bros. Television, Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Fuqua Films.
Other drama pilots in contention at CBS for the 2016-17 season include “Drew, »
- Laura Prudom
Gibbons will write and executive produce the project, which hails from CBS Television Studios. “The Great Indoors” centers around an adventure reporter who must adapt to the times when he becomes the boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the magazine.
Gibbons’ previous credits include producing three iterations of “The Late Late Show,” from Craig Kilborn through James Corden, along with “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” for which he won an Emmy Award, and “Lopez Tonight.”
CBS has four other comedy pilots in contention for 2016-17 season, “The Kicker,” from “30 Rock” producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock; “My Time/Your Time” from “How I Met Your Mother” creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas; “Superior Donuts” from “Odd Couple” exec producer Bob Daily; and an untitled comedy based on Australian series “Upper Middle Bogan. »
- Laura Prudom
Earlier this month it was revealed that Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) is to play Count Olaf for the upcoming Lemony Snicket TV adaptation A Series of Unfortunate Events, and now Netflix has announced that it has found two of its Baudelaire children.
Malina Weissman, who plays the young Kara Zor-El in Supergirl and also appeared as a young April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, is set to play Violet, while newcomer Louis Hynes has been cast as Klaus.
- Gary Collinson
Over the last few years, Netflix has arguably done more to change the way we watch, talk, and think about television than anyone since HBO in the turn of the century days of "The Sopranos," "Sex and the City," and "Six Feet Under." Between their library of titles licensed from more traditional TV operations and their ever-growing stable of original series, Netflix has conditioned viewers to binge-watch shows, has encouraged its creators to design shows made explicitly for that model, and has pushed television in general into a more serialized direction, since the most lucrative afterlife for many shows lies in being sold to a streaming service rather than into traditional rerun syndication. During an appearance at the TCA press tour earlier this month, Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos said that the service would be offering over 600 hours of original content this year, and spending over $6 billion to »
- Alan Sepinwall
I love taking selfies, and I am not ashamed. Selfies are an invigorating, low-stakes way to pass the time. Whether you're waiting for a prospective date to get back to you about when you're meeting (he never does) or watching a show that doesn't require your full attention (sorry, How I Met Your Mother), selfie-snapping is a fulfilling, inexpensive way to pass/waste hours you didn't even know you had. When I heard that Kim Kardashian had a "selfie gizmo" - as Hillary Clinton hiply called it - I knew I had to try it. Maybe the gizmo was standing »
- Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda
Clea DuVall has impressed audiences with performances in “Argo,” “Girl, Interrupted” and HBO’s “Carnivàle.” Now she moves behind the camera with “The Intervention,” a story of four couples gathering at a lakeside cabin, that premieres at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Think of it as “The Big Chill” with a little more acid. Under the guise of vacationing, the couples try to convince two of their friends to stop bickering and get a divorce. DuVall wrote the script for the film and co-stars along with Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother”), Melanie Lynskey (“Heavenly Creatures”), Natasha Lyonne (“But I’m a Cheerleader”) and Jason Ritter (“Parenthood”).
DuVall spoke with Variety about how therapy, a certain ’80s classic and a new lease on life inspired her feature film directing debut.
What prompted you to tell this story?
It was really this moment of self awareness that I had. »
- Brent Lang
An untitled comedy from Poehler and Charlie Grandy follows Karl, who after years of partying that earned him the “black sheep” label, returns home to compete with his brother for the family throne. Grandy (“The Mindy Project,” “The Office”) is writer on the project and will exec produce with Poehler, her producing partner Brooke Posch and Dave Becky of 3 Arts, which is producing the single-camera comedy (formerly titled “Dumb Prince”) with Poehler’s Paper Kite shingle. Universal TV is the studio.
Poehler’s former “Parks and Recreation” co-star Jones is also staying in business with NBC, as she has an exec producer credit on comedy pilot “Good Fortune,” hailing from writer/exec producers Craig Gerard and Matt Zinman (“How I Met Your Mother”). The multi-camera ensemble comedy focuses on a hyper-structured »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
If you're currently living on the east coast, there's a really good chance you'll be saying "Bye Felicia" to your social life this weekend - all thanks to Winter Storm Jonas. Consider the snowstorm - which is said to leave up to two feet of that cold white stuff on Saturday through Sunday - an opportunity to catch up on everything you would normally miss out on in the warm weather months (hot chocolate! Puppy onesies!). Sunshine, we barely knew thee. Don't know where to get started? No worries! People came up with an in-depth to-do list so you don't have to. »
- Grace Gavilanes, @gracegavilanes
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