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News Roundup

  • 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 →

Happy Birthday, Jason Segel

He’s 29 today.

News Roundup

News Roundup – Part the Second

Remember, Neil Patrick Harris is hosting Saturday Night Live tonight.

“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.

News Roundup – Part the First

A second roundup will follow later tonight or possibly in the morning, with Jason Segel at the Critics’ Choice Awards, Neil’s pre-SNL press, and a bunch of other stuff.

Contract Renegotiations – Raises for Everyone!

From The Hollywood Reporter:

After months of renegotiations, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan recently inked new deals with producing studio 20th Century Fox TV that will bring their salaries up to $90,000-$120,000 per episode.

On average, that’s between two and three times what they made before — a big raise, especially given that Radnor, Segel and Smulders were virtually unknown before they were cast. Still, it’s lower than the pay for the ensembles of other comedies at similar points in their runs, like NBC’s “The Office.”

The new pacts, retroactive to the beginning of this season, the show’s fourth, also add an extra year to the five actors’ original seven-year contracts.

There’s more in the original article to put the whole thing in context. [Charlie Sheen, for the record, makes something like $800K per episode on Two and a Half Men.]

Thanks to Tina for sending this in!

[Incredibly Overdue] News Roundup

Well, you skip one week and all of a sudden you realize you haven’t done a news roundup in a month. Here goes:

News Roundup

  • 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).

Segel Hairwatch: VICTORY!

The forces that tend for evil are great and terrible, but the forces of truth and love and courage and honesty and generosity and sympathy are also stronger than ever before.

-Theodore Roosevelt, April 15, 1906

After months of pain and horror, good has finally triumphed over evil, and our global crisis is, at last, finally over.

That’s right: Jason Segel cut his hair.

This is evident both in the photos from 410 that were posted last night and in fan encounter photos on ohnotheydidnt. [Given that those photos were taken on the 9th, this is somewhat old news, but hey - I'm on vacation, and a haircut's a haircut.]