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Greta Gerwig Lands a High-Profile TV Spinoff

And, uh, reaction is not exactly good

(Newser) - Indie darling Greta Gerwig is coming to the small screen as the star of How I Met Your Dad, the upcoming How I Met Your Mother spin-off. But reaction has been, well, not great. The Wire actually sums it up as "outraged," and explains that most critics of... More »

The Most Pirated TV Shows of Spring

'Game of Thrones' takes the crown

(Newser) - As we head into the wasteland that is summer television, TorrentFreak takes a look back at the 10 most pirated TV shows of Spring 2013. Surprising no one, Game of Thrones takes the, er, crown, with piracy of the show up 25% over last year. It had an estimated 5,... More »

Hillary Clinton to Jason Segel: Maybe I'll Work With You...

But only if Muppets are involved

(Newser) - Jason Segel has made no secret of his love for Hillary Clinton, telling Us earlier this year that he wants to co-star with her ("I just feel like she would be good at comedy") and, he admitted to Jimmy Fallon last week, often joking with How I Met ... More »

Actor Kal Penn Leaving White House for TV Role

His next gig will be on 'How I Met Your Mother'

(Newser) - Kal Penn is once again leaving behind his job as a bureaucrat to return to acting. Penn, whose big acting chops include Harold and Kumar and House, will leave his White House post in the Office of Public Engagement for a role on How I Met Your Mother, notes Perez... More »

Raunchy CBS Snowman Frosts Critics

This Frosty has a porn collection, loves boobs, S&M

(Newser) - CBS spoof videos which feature Frosty the Snowman frequenting strip joints, drooling over boobs, amassing a porn collection and gushing over his favorite S&M whip are getting a chilly reception from a number of fans. The online videos, which all run as Frosty the Inappropriate Snowman, is a promotion... More »

Sitcoms Adapt to Find Success

New comedies borrow from drama, reality TV

(Newser) - Once, sitcoms ruled the television landscape. Their stellar ratings and cheap production costs made them unstoppable in the ‘90s, but their success was also their undoing: With so many options, viewers tired of the format. TV moved on to serious dramas and trashy reality programming. Now, the sitcom,... More »

How Neil Came Out, Made It Big

Openly gay Neil Patrick Harris thinks he and his partner would 'make great parents'

(Newser) - Neil Patrick Harris has truly exploded this year. He's slotted to host and produce the Emmys, garnered rave reviews on Broadway, plays a womanizer on TV—and he does it all while openly gay, making his success story a sort of Hollywood first. He discusses painful memories of child stardom... More »

Family Guy Scores Nod; 30 Rock Leads With 22 Noms

Mad Men also rakes them in

(Newser) - The list of Emmy nominations, out today, is full of familiar names. One surprise: Family Guy is nominated for best comedy series—it's only the second animated show to get a nod in the category, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Fox stalwart is up against Entourage, 30 Rock, The ... More »

Emmys Line Up Harris to Host

Mother star moves to TV after hosting Tonys

(Newser) - Neil Patrick Harris is likely to be the host of the next Emmy Awards ceremony, sources tell Variety. The How I Met Your Mother star is in negotiations with CBS and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to front the broadcast Sept. 20. Harris was a hit hosting the... More »

Alyson Hannigan, Husband Welcome Daughter Satyana

(Newser) - Actress Alyson Hannigan and husband Alexis Denisof joined the ranks of celeb parents with unconventionally named children, People reports, with daughter Satyana Denisof, born last week. “They’re very excited, and mom and baby are doing great,” a rep for the couple said. It’s the first child... More »

Encore! Britney Back on Sitcom

How I Met Your Mother c o-creator: 'We’re all so thrilled'

(Newser) - Britney's back for a second stint guest-starring on How I Met Your Mother. Spears' first cameo netted the show its highest ratings ever, and the new episode began filming today, reports People. “We’re all so thrilled to have Britney joining us once again," says the show's co-creator. More »

Brit Heading Back to Mother

Everyone's 'thrilled'

(Newser) - Struggling pop princess Britney Spears will reprise her successful role as a receptionist in an upcoming episode of the TV series How I Met Your Mother, reports People. “The show is ecstatic and so is Britney,” said an insider. It's not clear if everyone will be quite so... More »

Will Britney Join TV Cast? Harris Says No Thanks

Star of 'How I Met Your Mother' thinks it's too much work for her

(Newser) - Britney Spears did a fine job in her guest spot on "How I Met Your Mother," but don't expect her to join the cast anytime soon, star Neil Patrick Harris tells MTV. "You do it one week, it's fine, but to do it a lot of weeks... More »

Britney Solid in TV Cameo

Troubled star back on TV, acting normally this time

(Newser) - Britney Spears looked "fresh-faced and relaxed" in her role on How I Met Your Mother last night, AP reports. The pop tart played a love-struck receptionist with a big crush on Josh Radnor in her cameo on the CBS sitcom. Reviewers—relieved to see Britney on-screen and acting normally—... More »

Brit Behavin' in Sitcom Cameo

Sharpens her acting chops for CBS' How I Met Your Mother

(Newser) - Britney Spears is acting like a lady on the set of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, her cast-mates report—and Spears is "having a blast" herself, she tells People. Spears arrived promptly for work at a Los Angeles studio early yesterday morning, then again this afternoon... More »

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