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  • Ausiello at EW talks to Craig Thomas about the Emmy nominations and does some gentle prodding about Season Five. [Questions are bolded, so if you want to avoid the spoilers it's easy. There's really no need, though, they're maybe a 2 out of 10.]
  • Fancast has a quote from Carter Bays – more spoilery than what Craig Thomas gave out, but when it comes to preseason spoilers, we’re still in the “we’re going to deal with [plot X]” stage – there’s nothing specific about plots or individual episodes.
  • TV Guide has another – spoiler free – interview with Craig.
  • Other reactions [source, source, source, source]:

    How I Met Your Mother co-creator/producer Carter Bays says he and the crew will definitely celebrate the show’s Emmy nomination today.  “I’m not going to lie,” he told USA TODAY’s Gary Strauss. “There’ll be some champagne in the office. It’ll be an excuse to drink. But that wont’ be different than any other day,” Bays joked.

    “It means we all get to get dressed up and go to a big party. And that’s good enough for me.” — Carter Bays, co-executive producer of CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother,” a nominee for best comedy.

    For the first time in the four years “How I Met Your Mother” has been eligible for an Emmy, co-creator/executive producer Craig Thomas woke up well before the nominations were announced, and he wasn’t too happy about it. “I would be sitting here thinking about it, and if it didn’t happen, I would’ve been tired all day and not get a nomination,” he said. “It would’ve been horrible.” Fortunately for him, CBS’ “Mother” landed its first best series nom. Thomas calls himself and fellow co-creator Carter Bays “five-time Emmy losers” as they earned five noms and no wins as writers on “Late Show With David Letterman.” “But to receive a nomination for our own show means so much more,” he said. How will the series change now that it has “Emmy-nominated” in front of its title? “In Season 6, we will be like ‘Mad Men’: (‘Mother’) will be dark and dramatic, and it will be set in the early 1960s,” Thomas said.

    “I love being in the mix again this year, but am absolutely over the moon about ‘How I Met Your Mother’s’ best comedy series nomination,” said supporting actor nominee and Emmy host Neil Patrick Harris. “The only multicamera show in the mix! This kind of recognition is huge for us. Just huge. It should be quite the night. Being asked to host the show — terrific. Getting a third nomination — fantastic. Having the ability to scribble my name in the envelope backstage when no one is looking — priceless.”

    Of this year’s contenders, only “How I Met Your Mother” is produced in the classic multicam style. “It feels like an honor to represent that form among the nominees. In a way, that makes it a little extra special for us,” Thomas said, citing his “HIMYM” co-creator Carter Bays. For the “How I Met Your Mother” duo, their love of three-camera classic sitcoms like “Cheers” and “Taxi” was “the whole reason we wanted to become writers,” Thomas said.

  • If you’re near Montreal, the Just for Laughs Film Festival will include a screening of Cobie’s movie The Slammin’ Salmon on July 22nd, followed by a Q&A session with the guys from Broken Lizard.
  • Also, on the still-unannounced theatrical release:
  • “We don’t have the exact release date yet but it’s tentatively for this fall, hopefully October or November,” Lemme said. “We just sold it and hopefully we’ll get a release date soon so we can start promoting it … We’re already getting the best reviews we’ve ever gotten and, in part, it’s because of Michael Clarke Duncan’s performance. Nobody can believe how great he is. He’s fantastic.”

  • Here’s the trailer for Jason’s upcoming animated movie, Despicable Me:

    TrailerFreaks has links to direct downloads here.

News Roundup #1 – Academy Panel

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (best known to you as the people behind the Emmys) hosted An Evening with How I Met Your Mother last Tuesday, featuring a panel discussion with the cast and producers. The big news of the night: Cobie Smulders showed up wearing an engagement ring and confirmed that she is marrying Taran Killam.

Steve Olson (production designer, with three Emmy wins for HIMYM), Pamela Fryman (executive producer and director of most episodes), Suzy Mamann Greenberg (co-executive producer), Josh Radnor, Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan, Cobie Smulders, Academy CEO John Shaffner, and Jason Segel.

Links, videos, and photos after the jump. Continue reading →

Cobie’s Pregnant!

UPDATE: E! Online’s Watch With Kristin has Craig Thomas’ response to the news.

How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders and actor Taran Killam are expecting their first child.

Smulders, 26, who plays Robin Scherbatsky on the CBS hit, is due in late spring, Smulders’s rep confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.

The couple met through a mutual friend, and have worked together on HIMYM.

[Source]

Taran Killam played Barney’s coworker Blauman in two episodes (Life Among the Gorillas and The Chain of Screaming). He and Cobie both appeared briefly in an episode of the online series Dr. Miracles:

And in the online short Hobo Heroes – Killam wrote, directed, edited, and starred, and Cobie produced and made a brief appearance:

Thanks so much to everyone who emailed about the news!

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  • Trailer for 4.09:
  • Cobie Smulders on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson:
  • Alyson Hannigan walks, carries drinks. There are also HQ versions of the rest of the Lint Roller Party photos available here.
  • Jason Segel’s upcoming movie, I Love You, Man has had its release moved from January 16 to March 20.
  • The 2008 World Magic Awards, which Neil Patrick Harris hosted a while back, will air this Wednesday on MyNetworkTV. The LA Stage Blog posted a photo of Neil at the recent Ovation Awards.
  • Bob Saget’s new sitcom may never see the light of day now that Media Rights Capital has lost control over the CW’s Sunday night lineup.
  • Photos of one of Those People on set, including one shot with Jason Segel and his attractive new haircut.
  • Variety’s 2008 Comedy Impact Report includes a profile on Jason Segel and one on Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.
  • Fun with numbers: Based on data from tvbythenumbers.com, last week HIMYM was the third most-watched half-hour comedy on network TV (behind Two and a Half Men and Worst Week). It had the second-best 18-49 numbers (behind Men, and tied with The Office) and the second-best 18-34 numbers (behind The Office, tied with 30 Rock).

It’s Official: Those People to Guest Star

Craig Thomas confirmed it to People.com.

[For those of you who didn't read the site last spring, legen-waitforit.com has a strict No Namechecking the Stunt Castees policy. See: That Woman Who Played Abby.]

Also, regarding tonight’s episode: Yes, it is a real website.

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  • Footage of NPH getting dunked on Ellen last week has finally surfaced!
  • Variety’s Q&A with Carter Bays and Craig Thomas has been posted. Between that and Cleveland Magazine’s interview with Carter Bays, there’s a lot of talk about how much of the show is based in real life. [There's an extension of the Cleveland interview here - to see the video, you'll have to be logged out of Facebook.]
  • USA Today ran a story about the mystery surrounding the mother, with some input from Josh Radnor and Craig Thomas.
  • Rob Owen of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette answered a question about Marshall’s wardrobe.
  • NPH-Fan.com has photos of Neil at the premiere of Criss Angel’s Believe last weekend.
  • The soundtrack to Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is currently only five dollars on Amazon, but I hear that’s just for today.
  • Audible is offering eight minutes of The Bro Code as its free listen for the week.
  • And now there are petitions: Jason Segel, cut your hair.

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You guys, I will be so glad when Monday’s episode airs and I can stop treating every scrap of information about the episode like it’s a major spoiler. But since it hasn’t aired yet: Two batches of links! The first batch contains no Shelter Island spoilers.

  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler has signed on to play Jillian in 4.08. Spoiler level: Nothing new for those of you who read yesterday’s post, nothing major for those of you who didn’t. He just does the whole “Sigler will play Jillian, who is…” thing, and it’s a) not entirely correct, so far as I know, and b) not very spoilery at all.
  • Greg Malins is making a pilot for ABC.
  • Jason Segel will be on Live with Regis and Kelly on October 27. [Thanks to Shermie for the tip.]
  • Sarah Chalke will be on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on October 22.
  • A self-employed prestidigitator [look it up] named Neil Harris contributed to No on 8. [Proposition 8 would undo California's legalization of gay marriage.]
  • Auction! A TiVo HD, signed by Neil Patrick Harris [and some other celebrities from Stand Up To Cancer, which is what the auction is for]. It comes with a year’s subscription to TiVo.
  • Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof get stalked by paparazzi in Santa Monica.
  • TV Week interviewed the co-chairs of Twentieth Century Fox [the studio that produces HIMYM] – mostly industry stuff, with a few mentions of the show and how the studio feels about it.

And everything in the second batch contains some degree of spoiler for the episode:

InFANity: How I Met Your Mother

This aired a few weeks ago, but TV Guide just put it on YouTube. No spoilers (this was filmed two months ago), and they basically threw every single behind-the-scenes clip they could find into this, going back to Season Two, but there are some great interviews with the cast, as well as Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, and Pam Fryman. Most notably, in the first video, Alyson Hannigan endorses The Hair.

And Josh Radnor kicks ass at HIMYM trivia, only to be stumped by the lyrics to Let’s Go to the Mall:

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[Spoilers: Jason doesn't say anything spoilery, but while he's answering the Alyson Hannigan and Sarah Chalke questions, they show some video of Sarah, Jason, and Alyson shooting scenes for an upcoming episode.]