- Laura Prepon (of That 70s Show and October Road) has signed on for five episodes (likely starting with 4.17). Information about her appearance can be found here. [Thanks to Kayla for the news!]
- Mike from Midwesterner’s Guide to Living in New York City interviewed Josh Radnor – you can read it here.
- There’s now a red-band trailer for I Love You, Man. The official, HQ version is here, but the age-verification system isn’t perfect (I couldn’t get to the trailer) so you might need to check it out on YouTube instead:
- Post-SNL wrap-up: Entertainment Weekly has posted a previously unpublished interview with NPH, Hulu uploaded the digital short and Whopper Virgins sketch, Anthony Rapp reacts, SNL saw its best ratings since the election (and better ratings than anything last season), and here’s another pre-show interview, this time with Access Hollywood:
- The only HIMYM “news” to come out of the CBS press tour is that Sarah Chalke probably isn’t coming back.
- Two new Dr. Horrible shirts, but NPH says there currently aren’t any plans for a sequel.
- Bob Saget, aka Future Ted, is suing David Bernstein over his movie Farce of the Penguins, which also featured Alyson Hannigan.
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Remember, Neil Patrick Harris is hosting Saturday Night Live tonight.
- CBS has posted a video of the Benefits guest stars talking about…well, they’re mostly just talking about themselves. Some episode clips, but nothing that wasn’t in the Watch With Kristin set of videos.
- How Josh Radnor spent his winter vacation: At Ben Lee’s wedding in India.
- Alyson Hannigan in the January issue of American Airlines inflight magazine.
- Behind the scenes at the TV Guide cover shoot.
- Neil on Anytime with Bob Kushell:
- MTV’s been interviewing Neil (and musical guest Taylor Swift) at SNL all week – you can read their coverage and see videos here, here, and here, where he talks about the Golden Globes.
- Jason was a presenter at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Thursday night.
“Forgetting Sarah Marshall” star Jason Segel tried to play it cool. “Brad Pitt and Angelina showed up, and you think you don’t care,” he told MTV News. “But you totally care! You get a tingle.”
You can watch the whole show here.
Spoilers after the jump. Nothing particularly earth-shaking, just plot spoilers and info on some recurring characters who should be showing up.
ALSO: Little Minnesota is now 4.11 and Benefits is now 4.12. (Not surprising, since LM is the Christmas ep and we’ve heard before that Benefits is airing in January.)
November 22nd, 2008 — 4.09, alyson hannigan, bob saget, carter bays, cobie smulders, craig thomas, guest stars, i love you man, interviews, jason segel, neil patrick harris, photos, promos, segel hairwatch, spoilers, stalkerazzi, video
- 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).
November 19th, 2008 — 4.12, awards, barney stinson, cast events, cast on the air, cobie smulders, guest stars, interviews, jason segel, josh radnor, neil patrick harris, other projects, pamela fryman, video
- Scheduling: December 1 will be a rerun of The Bracket, and a new episode, The Fight, will air on December 8. [If you don't read big spoilers, the network-issued description of the episode is here.] I would guess that since Benefits is reportedly airing in January, Little Minnesota will be moved ahead of it to air on December 15, but we won’t know for another week or so.
- Josh Radnor recently appeared in the November 17 issue of People Magazine:
- Video of Josh at Don’t Quit Your Night Job (thanks Ingrid!):
You can read a firsthand account of the event here.
- Cobie Smulders will appear on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on November 21 (that’s this Friday night – thanks Shermie!). She’s also up for a Gemini Award for Hottest Canadian Female TV Star. You can vote here. Cobie was also interviewed by Lara Spencer of The Insider:
- Neil Patrick Harris is one of Entertainment Weekly’s 25 Entertainers of the Year. There’s a video interview here, and you can see scans of the article here.
- Neil also hosted the Los Angeles Ovation Awards on Monday, and the Artios Awards a week before that.
- Neil talks about playing Barney in what may or may not be a new interview.
- Jason Segel has been announced as one of the voice actors in the 2010 release Despicable Me.
- Pam Fryman is directing the pilot for a potential new CBS comedy called The Karenskys.
- Auction: Win a set visit and a signed photo of the cast! Auction ends on November 23.
- Those People talk about their experience on the show here, here, and here. They’re talking about filming, so obviously, there are going to be some spoilers for 411.
- Analysis: da_phoenix13 on LiveJournal looks at the significance of games in How I Met Your Mother.
The Alyson Hannigan portion of the update got out of hand lengthwise and will be posted separately.
So we’re clear – these people are all being cast because the episode’s script called for a bunch of reality TV stars/tabloid fixtures. It works within the episode, and it’s minor.
HIMYM is not in danger of being cancelled, and I seriously doubt this is network-mandated. CBS is very satisfied with its Monday comedies (with the possible exception of Worst Week), and HIMYM doesn’t need any help in the ratings department. Viewership has been increasing every week since 4.02 aired, and Not A Father’s Day fell just short of netting the most viewers the show has gotten since Ten Sessions.
Kim Kardashian will also be appearing in episode 4.11, Benefits, in the same context as Those People.
[Source link contains basic information about the episode. For those of you who don't read spoilers of any kind: Yes, the recent casting news has all been somewhat horrifying, but the context in which they're appearing is probably the least heinous use of stuntcasting I've ever seen.]
[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.
Next week’s episode has been renamed – instead of Jeremy’s Sock, it’s now Not a Father’s Day.
Also: News about Those People guest starring has picked up steam since I posted about it yesterday, but there’s still nothing that indicates it’s definitely happening.
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