After an unusually long grace period this fall, the shiny broadcast ax has been taken out of the woodshed and finally used in earnest. ABC’s Manhattan Love Story holds the unfortunate distinction of being the first canceled show of the season, having been handed a pink slip last week, but today finds NBC’s low-rated comedy freshmen A to Z and Bad Judge joining it in the television graveyard.
Neither show will be given a back-nine order, though both will be permitted to finish out the rest of their 13-episode seasons, perhaps so that showrunners have a chance to wrap things up nicely. A to Z was a modern romantic comedy that intended to follow one relationship (between Mad Men‘s Ben Feldman and How I Met Your Mother‘s Cristin Milioti) from start to finish. Bad Judge, meanwhile, starred Kate Walsh as a hard-working, hard-partying judge who lays »
- Isaac Feldberg
As the venerable New York Times (?) often reminds the world, “Stars — They’re Just Like Us!” Meaning, Castle‘s Nathan Fillion, How I Met Your Mother alum Neil Patrick Harris, Once Upon a Time‘s Jennifer Morrison and others are as inclined to dress up for Halloween as any regular Joe.
TVLine has taken a cursory survey of the World Wide Web to round up some of your favorite TV stars’ costumes and/or other celebs paying homage to TV characters. (Ergo, the always amusing Josh Gad as a certain Orange Is the New Black inmate).
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Man, The Mother really doesn’t have good luck, does she? First, she dies on How I Met Your Mother, and now her own show is getting killed. That’s right, folks. Unfortunately for fans of NBC’s A to Z, the love story of Andrew and Zelda (Ben Feldman and Cristin Milioti) is going to end a bit more quickly than anticipated as the network has decided to cancel the series after its initial 13 episode run. Bad Judge, which also airs on Thursday nights alongside A to Z and stars Kate Walsh (Private Practice, Fargo), has also been cancelled. NBC’s decision to cancel both A to Z and Bad Judge can’t really be too surprising to anyone who has been following either show’s ratings. Neither of the freshmen series premiered to big audiences, and they’ve continued to bleed viewers ever since. In their most recent episodes, »
- Chris King
Halloween just got a whole lot cuter! We've seen a ton of sexy celeb costumes already this year, but it's the stars' adorable offspring that are stealing the spotlight! Beyonce shared the sweetest snap with daughter Blue Ivy via Instagram on Friday. Little Blue's dressed up as the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson -- and her famous momma matched, going as Janet Jackson. "Janet and Mj," Bey captioned the adorable shot. Queen B's daughter even has her Mj pose down! But not to be outdone, Neil Patrick Harris and his fabulous little family stole the spotlight this year again with their matching Marvel costumes. Neil's dressed as The Riddler, while hubby David Burtka's rocked The Joker. Their adorable kiddies, Gideon and Harper, had matching looks, dressing as Batman and Batgirl. "Happy Halloween from Gotham City!!," the "How I Met Your Mother" star captioned the cute candid. Check »
- tooFab Staff
The spookiest day of the year is here, and several shows have already aired their very special Halloween episode pictures. Over the years, we've seen some pretty memorable Halloween-themed episodes, especially on shows that have paid homage to the holiday every year, like How I Met Your Mother, The Office, and Parks and Recreation. Take a trip down memory lane to see some of our favorite characters in costumes from this year and years past. Source: ABC Family, ABC, NBC »
NBC is letting go of Bad Judge and A to Z. Rookie romantic comedy A to Z, starring Mad Men's Ben Feldman and How I Met Your Mother's Cristin Milioti, and Kate Walsh's Bad Judge will not continue beyond their initial 13-episode runs. Hear more 'Off the Cuff' Podcast: Ben Feldman Spells Return Of Rom-Com in 'A to Z' Both shows will remain in their current Thursday night time slots in the 9 p.m. hour. Bad Judge has three more episodes left to film, while A to Z has two; both have eight left to air. While
- Philiana Ng
Neil Patrick Harris, best known for his role as Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother, has joined the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show. He will appear in Freak Show’s 11th and 12th episodes as a chameleon salesman, while his real life husband David Burtka will turn up in the season finale for “a sexy storyline with Jessica Lange’s batty chanteuse.”
Ryan Murphy, the co-creator of the show, has worked with Neil Patrick Harris in the past and have been looking to work together again. Murphy said a few months ago about a collaboration with Harris on Freak Show: “He had very specific ideas for what he wanted to do, and I had very specific ideas, so we’re working on melding those.”
Looks like the perfect role was arranged for Harris on the show.
American Horror Story: Freak Show airs Wednesdays, 10 p.m. on FX. »
- Thomas Roach
Neil Patrick Harris is having an extraordinarily interesting week. First we found out that he was talking inspiration from Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway for his next big telly project, now we hear that he will also be taking a stab at the horror genre.
We’re told that Nph will appear in the closing double-salvo of the current season, with Mr Burtka turning up for the final episode. The former Barney Stinson will play a chameleon salesman, while his off-screen partner will play a role alongside the freak show’s head honcho Elsa Mars.
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Lily Rabe Appearing On 'Freak Show'
Rabe will don Sister Mary Eunice's habit to film her scenes for Freak Show this weekend, according to Entertainment Weekly. As the time frame for Freak Show is before that of Asylum, she'll still be the demure nun from Asylum's earlier episodes. She'll be heading to the Jupiter, Florida freak show from Briarcliff to have a chat with Pepper – another character that originated in Asylum, played by Naomi Grossman.
Rabe, who currently stars on ABC's The Whispers, will appear in Freak Show's 10th episode of the season, which is the show's winter cliffhanger.
Things are about to get scary for Neil Patrick Harris and his new husband David Burtka - but in a good way! Both Harris and Burtka will be featured in upcoming episodes of American Horror Story: Freak Show, TVLine has confirmed. Newlywed Harris will appear in the 11th and 12th episodes of the Ryan Murphy drama as a "chameleon salesman" and Burtka will be featured in the 13th episode in a "sexy storyline" involving star Jessica Lange, according to the website. And the casting appears to be a dream come true for the former How I Met Your Mother star. »
- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA
Though his long-standing stint as Barney Stinson on CBS’ How I Met Your Mother has ended, Neil Patrick Harris’ excursion into other TV realms is just beginning, and American Horror Story: Freak Show fans may be excited by the news that Harris and his husband, fellow actor David Burtka, will guest star on Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology show later this season.
TVLine reports that Harris will guest star in the 11th and 12th episodes of FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show, while Burtka will appear in the season finale. Harris will play a “chameleon salesman”, with Burtka set to partake in a storyline involving Jessica Lange’s Elsa Mars.
“Season 4, Freak Show, is set in 1950s Juniper, Fl, and centers around one of the last remaining freak shows of the time.
American Horror Story: Freak Show begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The »
- Derek Anderson
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka are officially part of the freak show. The star of CBS's “How I Met Your Mother” and his husband were both cast on Ryan Murphy‘s hit FX series”American Horror Story: Freak Show” on Wednesday, a network spokeswoman told TheWrap. Harris, who was recently tapped to host the 2015 Oscars, will play a chameleon salesman on the anthology series’ final two episodes of the season. The actor had previously expressed an interest to join the show in July. ”Of course you can be on ‘Freak Show,'” series creator Murphy responded on Twitter. “I have a role I think. »
- Travis Reilly
The host of the upcoming Oscars and his husband David Burtka will have a guest starring role in the current installment of the FX anthology, Variety confirmed Wednesday.
Harris will appear as a salesman in the last two episodes of the season, while Burtka will be involved in a storyline with Jessica Lange’s character, Elsa Mars. In July, Harris admitted that he would love to join the horror hit, saying that he reached out to creator Ryan Murphy.
“I wrote a letter to Ryan asking if I can be in it, even though I wasn’t even available to be in it,” Harris told EW Radio. “To do one that involves any kind of freak, circus nonsense is going to be so unsettling to watch. Can’t wait! »
- Alex Stedman
Neil Patrick Harris has joined the Freak Show, the American Horror Story: Freak Show that is. Sources confirm to E! News that Harris and his husband David Burtka will appear at the tail end of American Horror Story: Freak Show. Harris, who will be hosting the Oscars this year and just signed on to host a variety show at NBC, will play a salesman in the final two episodes of the year. Burtka will appear in the finale and tangle with Jessica Lange's Elsa Mars. The How I Met Your Mother star made his American Horror Story dreams known over the summer. "I wrote a letter to Ryan asking if I can be in it, even though I wasn't even available to be in it…I just love those series »
TVLine has confirmed exclusively that Harris and his real-life husband, David Burtka, are set to guest-star on FX’s anthology smash.
Harris will appear in Freak Show‘s 11th and 12th episodes as a chameleon salesman, while Burtka will turn up in the season finale (Episode 13) in what I’m told is a sexy storyline with Jessica Lange’s batty chanteuse.
American Horror Story is known for casting huge stars, and they're about to do it again for the final two episodes of Freak Show.
How I Met Your Mother alum Neil Patrick Harris is joining season 4 as a "chameleon salesman," according to TVLine. But he won't be alone: Harris' husband, David Burtka, has been cast as well. Burtka will be involved in a "sexy storyline" with Jessica Lange's character, Elsa Mars.
Cutest couple ever? Taran Killam gushed to Us Weekly about expecting his second child with wife Cobie Smulders while attending the Labyrinth Theater Company Celebrity Charades event in NYC on Monday, Oct. 27. The Saturday Night Live star noted that his longtime love decided to stay in for the night because of her pregnancy. "She is literally my favorite person," Killam, 32, told Us of the How I Met Your Mother alum, also 32. Killam and Smulders wed in September 2012 and are already parents to daughter Shaelyn [...] »
NBC’s The Voice this Monday drew 12.5 million total viewers and a 3.7 rating (per finals), adding some eyeballs as well as three tenths in the demo week-to-week against a well-watched Monday Night Football contest.
Leading out of that, The Blacklist did 9.6 mil and a 2.5, up one tenth.
CBS | 2 Broke Girls returned to 8.4 mil and a 2.4, up from its May finale (6.5 mil/2.0) but down from both its previous premiere (8.9 mil/2.8, at 9 pm) and How I Met Your Mother‘s year-ago opener in the Monday lead-off spot (9.4 mil/3.7). We’re also talking 40 percent lower numbers than the mighty Big Bang last did in the time slot. »
Neil Patrick Harris will take the reigns of a new variety series set for a 10- episode run on NBC in 2015, Vulture reports. It's a dream gig for the former How I Met Your Mother star and past host of the Tony and Emmy Awards, who turned down an offer from CBS to replace David Letterman on The Late Show for the weekly variety format. "I'm very keen on it being an Ed Sullivan kind of show," he told Rolling Stone. "Something that would be more events-driven, with a lot more acts, »
Neil Patrick Harris certainly hasn’t been suffering for work now that How I Met Your Mother has ended. The actor can currently be seen on the big screen in the hit film Gone Girl; he recently finished a Tony-winning run on Broadway as the lead in Hedwig and the Angry Inch; he confirmed two weeks ago that he will be hosting the 2015 Oscars; and yesterday NBC announced that the multi-talented performer will be hosting a new primetime variety series for the network. Ten hourlong episodes of the as-yet-untitled series have been ordered. The program will be based on the … Continue reading →
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