HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Complete Series DVD Set to Be Released on September 23rd; Includes Series Finale Alternate Ending

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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has just announced the complete series DVD set for How I Met Your Mother, officially titled “How I Met Your Mother: The Whole Story”, will hit shelves on September 23rd.  As previously reported, the DVD set does come with an alternate ending to the polarizing series finale, a behind-the-scenes look at the episode, and a bevy of fascinating extras covering the entirety of sitcom’s run.  Chiefly, the box set includes a complete series retrospective documentary called “All Out of Spoilers”, as well as a feature on the casting of the Mother, a look at how the kid sequence from the finale was filmed all the way back in 2006, the full live table read from the series finale, and a featurette that finally reveals “The Mystery of the Pineapple”.

Whatever your thoughts on the finale, this box set looks to be a great buy for any fan of the show.  Hit the jump to take a closer look at the set and for a full list of features and click here to pre-order the set on Amazon.

CBS Passes on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Spin-Off, HOW I MET YOUR DAD

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How I Met Your Dad, a spinoff of How I Met Your Mother (although it stars none of the same characters), seemed like a surefire pickup for the fall season.  Despite the controversial final season and finale, HIMYM was a huge hit for CBS, and with the same creators on board for HIMYD along with a cast featuring Greta Gerwig (who would also be a writer on the show), many assumed that the series would be hitting the airwaves this fall.  But in a surprise turn, CBS has decided to pass on How I Met Your Dad.  According to Vulture’s Joe Adalian on Twitter, CBS wasn’t happy with the pilot, and wanted 20th Century Fox TV to reshoot it.  However, the studio didn’t want to reshoot it only to have it turned down again, so they demanded a series pickup in return.  CBS refused, and now 20th Century Fox is free to shop the show to other networks.

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Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Series Finale Hits All-Time Highs; TOMORROW PEOPLE Rises

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TV ratings for Monday evening are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The incredibly divisive series finale for CBS’ long-running sitcom How I Met Your Mother scored a couple of highs, hitting a 5.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and raking in 12.9 million total viewers.  Those are both all-time highs for the show, which ran for a total of nine seasons and elicited very, very strong reactions from its final episode.
  • Though it faced the behemoth HIMYM finale, The CW’s Star-Crossed saw a gain of 33% with a 0.4 rating and 1.1 million viewers.  The Tomorrow People was also up, rising 67% to a 0.5 rating and 1.1 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings report for Monday, March 31st, including Friends with Better Lives, The Blacklist, and The Following.

Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Surges in Penultimate Episode; THE BLACKLIST Rises

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TV ratings for Monday, March 24th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • CBS’ How I Met Your Mother saw a surge in viewership for its penultimate episode, scoring a 3.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and 9.06 million viewers for a rise of half a ratings point.  Elsewhere at the network, 2 Broke Girls was up a tenth to a 2.3 rating and 7.33 million viewers, Mike & Molly rose two tenths to a 2.0 rating and 7.81 million viewers, Mom ticked up one tenth to a 1.9 rating and 7.36 million viewers, and Intelligence rose one tenth to a 1.2 rating and 4.96 million viewers.
  • NBC’s The Blacklist garnered a 2.9 rating and scored 11.03 million viewers, marking a rise of two tenths from last week’s 2.7 rating.
  • Fox’s Bones was even with last week’s 1.4 rating and scored 5.73 million viewers, while The Following matched last week’s series low 1.4 rating and raked in 4.18 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Castle dipped one tenth to a 1.7 rating and 9.76 million viewers.
  • Over on The CW, Star-Crossed matched last week’s 0.3 rating and notched 940,000 viewers, while The Tomorrow People dropped a tenth to a 0.3 rating and 800,000 viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and THE BLACKLIST Rise; THE FOLLOWING Drops

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TV ratings for Monday, March 17th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The antepenultimate episode of CBS’ How I Met Your Mother rose 7% to a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 7.88 million viewers.  Meanwhile, 2 Broke Girls dropped 19% to a series low 2.1 rating and scored 7.10 million viewers, Mike & Molly matched last week’s series low 1.8 rating and 7.59 million viewers, Mom dropped 10% to a series low 1.8 rating and 7.05 million viewers, and Intelligence was down 15% to a series low-tying 1.1 rating and 5.27 million viewers.  No matter, all of the Monday sitcoms have already been renewed.
  • NBC’s The Blacklist ticked up one tenth to a 2.8 rating and scored 11.12 million viewers.
  • Fox’ The Following dropped 7% to another series low with a 1.4 rating and 3.99 million viewers, while Bones dropped 18% to a 1.4 rating and 5.56 million viewers.
  • Over on The CW, Star-Crossed was even with last week’s 0.3 rating and scored 1.05 million viewers, and The Tomorrow People was even with a 0.4 rating and 1.15 million viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Drops, THE FOLLOWING Hits Another Series Low, and BELIEVE Premieres Soft

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TV ratings for Monday, March 10th, are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The series premiere of NBC’s new drama Believe, with a pilot directed by Alfonso Cuaron, garnered a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 10.7 million viewers.  This marks the lowest-rated Monday drama debut in the post-The Voice timeslot.
  • CBS’s How I Met Your Mother suffered a ratings drop of half a point with a 2.7 rating and 7.7 million viewers.  Mike & Molly hit a series low 1.8 rating and scored 7.67 million viewers for a drop of four tenths, and Intelligence ticked up a tenth to a 1.3 rating and 6.53 million viewers.
  • Over on Fox, Bones scored a 1.7 rating and 6.51 million viewers for a dip of one tenth, while The Following hit yet another series low with a 1.5 rating and 4.88 million viewers.  That’s down one tenth from last week’s episode.
  • The CW’s Star-Crossed dropped one tenth to a 0.3 rating and 1.04 million viewers, while Beauty and the Beast dipped one tenth to a series low 0.2 rating and 810,000 viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and THE BLACKLIST Dip; THE FOLLOWING Rises

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Briefly:

  • NBC’s The Blacklist dipped 13% from last week’s 3.1 rating to a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and 11.07 million viewers.
  • Over on CBS, a rather shocking episode of How I Met Your Mother dropped 8% to a 3.3 rating and scored 9.11 million viewers.  Elsewhere on the network, 2 Broke Girls rose 4% to a 2.6 rating and 8.43 million viewers, Mike and Molly was up 5% to a 2.2 rating and 8.88 million viewers, Mom ticked up 5% to a 2.0 rating and 8.38 million viewers, and Intelligence was even with last week’s 1.2 rating and scored 5.27 million viewers.
  • Fox’s season finale of Almost Human was down 6% to a 1.5 rating and 5.65 million viewers, while The Following rose 6% to a 1.7 rating and 5.14 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Castle garnered a series low 1.6 rating and scored 8.14 million viewers.
  • The CW’s Star-Crossed was up 33% to a 0.4 rating and 1.19 million viewers, while Beauty and the Beast was even with a 0.3 rating and 879,000 viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: THE BLACKLIST Returns Strong; THE FOLLOWING Hits Yet Another Series Low

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in as the networks have returned to their regularly scheduled programming following the close of the Winter Olympics.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • NBC’s The Blacklist returned incredibly strong, notching a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 11.28 million viewers.  That’s a rise of six tenths from the last original episode’s 2.5 rating.
  • Conversely, Fox’s The Following continues to bleed viewership as last night’s episode hit another series low with a 1.6 rating and 4.58 million viewers.  Read Allison’s recap here.
  • Fox’s other Monday night show, Almost Human, also hit a 1.6 rating but it drew more total viewers than The Following, scoring 5.7 million viewers.  Its rating was down one tenth from last week’s 1.7.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings for Monday, February 24th, including How I Met Your Mother, Intelligence, and Star-Crossed.

Greta Gerwig to Lead HOW I MET YOUR DAD Spin-Off

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It looks like Greta Gerwig is your new lead for CBS’ How I Met Your Mother spin-off, How I Met Your Dad.   Gerwig will not only star front and center in the pilot, but will also earn a producer credit should it go to series.  Known most recently for co-writing and starring in the feature comedy drama Frances Ha, Gerwig is also expected to make writing contributions to the project from Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and EP Emily Spivey.  Hit the jump for more.

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Creators Reveal Part of the Series Finale Was Shot in 2006; Discuss the Spinoff Series

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CBS’ long-running comedy series How I Met Your Mother is coming very close to its conclusion, but it was recently revealed that certain scenes for the series finale were actually filmed eight years ago.  When How I Met Your Mother first debuted, it offered viewers something quite different than your standard CBS sitcom.  It was still a sitcom, but it involved a highly serialized conceit that would play out through the series’ run, culminating in the titular reveal of how Ted (Josh Radnor) met his wife.  The show has certainly had its ups and downs along the way and the current final season has been frustratingly disappointing, but it will hopefully all have been worth it when the series finale airs later next month.

In a recent AMA on Reddit, series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas answered burning questions about the show, and during the course of the event they revealed that they actually filmed portions of the upcoming finale in 2006.  They also discussed the spinoff How I Met Your Dad.  Read on after the jump.

Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and ALMOST HUMAN Drop; THE FOLLOWING Hits Series Low

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TV ratings for Monday, February 3rd, are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Last night’s episode of How I Met Your Mother (which was back to being frustratingly dull after last week’s excellent installment) dropped 13% to a 3.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 9.26 million viewers.  Elsewhere on CBS, 2 Broke Girls was even with a 3.0 rating and 9.2 million viewers, Mike & Molly was flat with a 2.6 rating and 10.18 million viewers, Mom dipped 4% to a 2.3 rating and 9 million viewers, and Intelligence was even with a 1.5 rating and 7.5 million viewers.
  • Over on Fox, Almost Human dropped 10% to a 1.8 rating and 6.35 million viewers and The Following was down 5% to a series low 1.9 rating and 5.8 million viewers.  Read Allison’s recap of The Following here.
  • ABC’s Castle ticked up 5%, garnering a 2.1 rating and 9.92 million viewers.
  • Finally, The CW’s Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the Beast were both even with a 0.4 rating and 1.15 million viewers and a 0.3 rating and 881,000 viewers, respectively.

Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Hits Season High, THE BLACKLIST Rises, and THE FOLLOWING Falls to Series Low

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The 200th episode of How I Met Your Mother scored a season high 3.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and 10.67 million viewers, rising seven tenths from last week’s 3.1 rating.
  • Over on NBC, The Blacklist ticked up two tenths from last week’s series low to a 2.5 rating and scored 9.97 million viewers.
  • The second episode of The Following’s sophomore season notched a series low 2.0 rating and scored 6.02 million viewers, plummeting from last week’s 4.4 rating season premiere—though that number was inflated a bit by a football lead-in.  Read Allison’s recap of last night’s episode here.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Monday, January 27th, including Beauty and the Beast, 2 Broke Girls, Intelligence, and more.

Monday TV Ratings: THE BLACKLIST Hits Season Low, INTELLIGENCE Plummets, and SLEEPY HOLLOW Returns Steady

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Briefly:

  • Without The Voice as its lead-in, The Blacklist returned to a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and 9.11 million viewers, which is its lowest rating and smallest audience ever and down seven tenths from its last episode’s 3.2 rating.
  • The new drama series Intelligence dropped massively from its series premiere 2.4 rating to a paltry 1.1 rating and 6.11 million viewers (read Allison’s recap here).  Elsewhere on CBS, an excruciatingly unfunny How I Met Your Mother hit a 3.0 rating and 8.57 million viewers for a rise of three tenths, 2 Broke Girls rose four tenths to a 2.7 rating and 8.93 million viewers, Mike & Molly hit a 2.4 rating and 9.74 million viewers for a two tenths rise, and Mom was up two tenths to a 2.1 rating and 8.46 million viewers.
  • Over on Fox, Almost Human garnered a 2.0 rating and 6.77 million viewers for a rise of two tenths and Sleepy Hollow returned to a 2.2 rating and 6.39 million viewers, matching its last episode’s performance.
  • ABC’s Castle hit a 1.9 rating and 8.95million viewers, up two tenths from last week’s season low, while The CW’s Hart of Dixie ticked up a tenth to a 0.5 rating and 1.3 million viewers and Beauty and the Beast was even with a 0.3 rating and 800,000 viewers.

2014 PaleyFest Lineup Includes LOST 10th Anniversary Reunion, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Farewell, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, VEEP, and More

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The Paley Center has announced the initial lineup for the 31st Annual Paley Television Festival, which honors the best in television with enlightening and entertaining panels for various TV shows.  The headliner this year seems to be a 10th anniversary reunion panel for Lost, which is sure to be a fascinating watch.  Also part of the lineup is a farewell panel for How I Met Your Mother, a reunion for the cast of Veronica Mars, and panels for current series Orange Is the New Black, Mad Men, Parks and Recreation, Veep, Masters of Sex, Community, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Hit the jump to check out the full lineup for PaleyFest 2014, which will be held in Los Angeles March 13-28th.  For ticketing information, click here.

Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Falls to Season Low; ALMOST HUMAN Dips

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • CBS’ How I Met Your Mother dropped two tenths from its last original episode’s 3.0 rating, hitting a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and 7.69 million viewers, which marks a low for its current final season.  Elsewhere on The Eye, 2 Broke Girls dropped four tenths to a 2.3 rating and 7.57 million viewers, Mike & Molly rose two tenths to a 2.2 rating and 8.76 million viewers, Mom dropped two tenths to a series low-tying 1.9 rating and 7.31 million viewers, and Hostages ticked up one tenth to a 1.2 rating and 5.05 million viewers.
  • Over on Fox, the new sci-fi series Almost Human notched a 1.6 rating and 5.28 million viewers, which is down two tenths from last week’s 1.4 rating.  Read Allison’s recap of last night’s episode here.
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