How I Met Your MotherLatest News and Opinion
Posted Wednesday 1/16/19 at 10:16PM EST
How I Met Your Mother's two original albums are now available on all streaming platforms
Source: TV Guide
"Let's Go to the Mall," "You Just Got Slapped" and other classics from the CBS sitcom can be streamed on Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music and more.
Posted Saturday 1/12/19 at 7:05AM EST
Lifetime's You is finally a buzzworthy show now that it's on Netflix
Source: The Ringer
The Penn Badgley-starring psychological thriller is the latest recipient of the Netflix bump. Even though You premiered on Lifetime on Sept. 9, it only began generating a lot of buzz after it was made available on Netflix on Dec. 26. That's why Badgley has spent the past few days responding to Twitter users who are wrongfully romanticizing his psychopathic character. In fact, You's ratings were so lackluster on Lifetime that a second season was unsustainable, which is why it will become a Netflix original series for Season 2. "It’s the exact same show, just on a different platform—and apparently, way more popular," says Alison Herman. You follows in the footsteps of shows like Breaking Bad and Riverdale that have found a larger audience on Netflix. Yet, says Herman, "as Netflix’s hold on our attention, and therefore the cultural conversation, has intensified, the relationship between networks and streaming has evolved from a mutually beneficial symbiosis into something more complicated...Why watch something live for the sake of a water cooler that doesn’t exist anymore when you know you can simply wait it out and take a show in on your own schedule?" Herman adds: "Lifetime’s role in bringing You to air seems fated to become a distant footnote in the show’s Wikipedia page and is already on its way to being buried under an avalanche of screenshots. A show skewering New York City millennials already feels more at home on an account five of them are sharing a password to than an old-school TV channel. In the process, You has become yet another data point in just how much power Netflix holds over the viewing habits of 2019 audiences, particularly younger ones."
Posted Tuesday 12/04/18 at 1:01PM EST
How I Met Your Mother licensed for a Chinese adaptation, Last Man Standing to be remade in India and Vietnam
Meanwhile, This Is Us is set to be adapted in France, Turkey and the Netherlands.
Posted Wednesday 6/20/18 at 3:57AM EDT
How I Met Your Mother creators vow not to work for Fox again because of Fox News' "heartlessness"
CBS' How I Met Your Mother was produced by 20th Century Fox. And co-creator Craig Thomas -- in a comment retweeted by fellow co-creator Carter Bays -- decided to speak out after Corey Lewandowski said "womp womp" on Fox News in response to a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome's separation from her family. "I am a former show-runner of a Fox-produced show," Thomas tweeted. "My son has special needs. I'd like to add my voice to those condemning Fox News for its heartlessness -- I can't imagine ever working for this corporation again in its current form."
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 1:59PM EDT
Rachel Bloom was "kind of devastated" by Neil Patrick Harris' diss, says "fame does that to you"
"No, no, no. It wasn’t a joke," the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star tells GQ when asked if her Tony Awards Twitter spat with Harris was for real. "Basically… I saw that tweet And I was kind of devastated. I was actually going to tweet, 'This makes me sad.' But then I was like, 'Ehhhhhhhhhh… I don’t want to give him that, necessarily.' Look. I’ve met him a couple times. Very recently, backstage in the dressing room of a Broadway show. And we hung out for a solid 15 minutes with the star of this Broadway show. It was just bizarre to me that it wouldn’t ring a bell. And also, that he wouldn’t Google it." Bloom adds that Harris' fame and Twitter popularity may have resulted in his diss: "But look, he’s not a writer, so his version of a Twitter joke is to just kind of… live-comment to Twitter followers with kind of random, unformed thoughts," says Bloom. "And fame does that to you—where you think every kind of random, unformed thought is a gem, because you get 10,000 likes from it. He has, like, 27 million Twitter followers. And that makes me scared about fame in general. The yes-men. Even if what you’re saying is, I don’t know, kind of weird or unoriginal, you’re still getting a lot of approval and dopamine surges for saying it." Bloom points out that his response to her response "wasn't really an apology," so she's hoping that Harris makes amends by urging his 27.7 million followers to watch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. UPDATE: Harris apologized today to Bloom following her GQ comments, and she has accepted his apology: "Sincere apologies to @Racheldoesstuff for my Tony tweet," Harris tweeted. "I failed to research her before pressing ‘send’, and what I thought was a funny comment in our living room must have been far from funny to read, backstage, mid show. As a performer and a parent, I should have know better." Bloom responded: "Hi, thank you for this! Apology accepted."
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 2:37PM EDT
Amazon orders anthology series based on New York Times' "Modern Love" column, passes on How I Met Your Mother creators' comedy pilot
Each of the eight Modern Love episodes will be standalone, exploring love in its many forms, according to Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke. "It’s telling heightened kind of stories about love and romance, not necessarily all romantic," she says Salke also revealed that Making Friends, from How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, will not get a series order, while Upload from The Office's Greg Daniels is “in very much active conversations about the budget and other things.”
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 8:19AM EDT
Rachel Bloom fires back after Neil Patrick Harris dissed her Tonys role on Twitter
"Who is the woman in the top hat backstage at @TheTonyAwards? Gideon remarked that she says ‘like’ and ‘oh my god’ a lot. I’m confused...," Harris tweeted during the ceremony, referencing his 7-year-old son. Harris apparently didn't know who Bloom was, even though the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star has met Harris before and had a similar role last year. Bloom responded a half-hour later on Twitter: "I’m a big fan of yours. We’ve met numerous times and my husband, Dan Gregor, wrote for 'How I Met Your Mother' for 5 years. Notably, he wrote the episode where your character finally meets his father." That prompted Harris to respond awkwardly: "Indeed! Well said. Thanks for the reminder. How was backstage?"
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 11:25PM EDT
New Girl's Max Greenfield modeled Schmidt after Joey Tribbiani, Dwight Schrute and Barney Stinson
"My feeling was if you were going to have these two grounded characters (Jess and Nick) who were doing incredible work — just really, really good solid single cam acting — there needed to be the big explosive joke hitter," he says. "You needed that. Most shows have had them. Like, if you look at The Office, Rainn Wilson got that in the beginning. You had it with Neil Patrick Harris’ character (on How I Met Your Mother) and Joey (on Friends) and all these other characters like that — that sort of No. 3 that hit the punchlines. I was like, ‘Alright, I’m just gonna go big on this stuff.’ And it’s paid off.”
Posted Friday 3/30/18 at 9:30PM EDT
Here are the likely Trump voters on famous sitcoms: From George Costanza to Rachel Green to Barney Stinson
Why would Costanza from Seinfeld vote for Trump? Because "Trump is a success story for a bald man!" says Anna Menta.
Posted Thursday 2/15/18 at 9:04PM EST
Aaron Sorkin's 17-year-old daughter slams How I Met Your Mother: "I realized it romanticized sexual assault"
Source: ET Canada
In an open letter in Seventeen magazine, Roxy Sorkin writes that she was 13 when she realized HIMYM, one of her favorite shows, "romanticized sexual assault." “In almost every episode, the character Barney Stinson, who is supposed to be lovable, can be found at a bar, getting girls drunk, lying about his identity, and bringing them back to his place,” she writes. “Afterward, he brags about his exploits to his friends. If a girl is intoxicated and can’t give consent, that means we may have been yukking it up at, well, rape. And when 13-year-old boys (or 10-year-olds or 21-year-olds) see this, they think it’s OK — in fact, freakin’ hilarious! — to behave like Barney. And perhaps even worse, girls may think it’s OK too."
Posted Saturday 11/18/17 at 12:32AM EST
Greta Gerwig: My How I Met Your Dad pilot failed because test audiences didn’t like me
"The audience, they're given knobs. They turn the knob to the right if they like it and to the left if they don't," Gerwig explained to Stephen Colbert when asked about the 2014 potential How I Met Your Mother spinoff. "And apparently, they turned the knob to the left every time I came on...so yeah, they didn't like it. At all."
Posted Saturday 11/11/17 at 3:34AM EST
Read an oral history of How I Met Your Mother’s Slapsgiving
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“The studios at the network were not excited about the slap bet as an idea,” recalls writer Matt Kuhn. “They were nervous about the silliness of it, and it’s one of those things where you’re like, ‘Well that’s what makes it fun is that it’s so stupid.’”
Posted Thursday 10/26/17 at 10:17PM EDT
Netflix viewers aren’t happy that they’re losing How I Met Your Mother in a few weeks
There will be no Slapsgiving on Netflix this year, as HIMYM is departing on Nov. 13. But as co-creator Craig Thomas notes, the show will be up on Hulu “effective -- don't wait for it -- immediately!”
Posted Friday 9/15/17 at 2:29AM EDT
Why How I Met Your Mother and 30 Rock are leaving Netflix
HIMYM is moving to Hulu, while Netflix was apparently not interested in renewing 30 Rock’s license.
Posted Sunday 9/10/17 at 1:58AM EDT
Amazon reunites Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph for a comedy, and orders a Wong Kar-wai drama series
The SNL alums are reuniting for an untitled single-camera comedy from Master of None’s Alan Yang. Meanwhile, the acclaimed Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai is developing Tong Wars, about Chinese immigrants in 19th century China. Also in the works are projects from Seth Rogen, the creators of How I Met Your Mother and The Office’s Greg Daniels.