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:
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.
[What can I say? The show took a week off and so did I. A lot of you are waiting on emails right now - you'll get a response this weekend!]
Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel don’t want you to vote. [Thanks to Jack Attack.]
Industry business: Some information about the studio’s efforts to promote the show for local-market syndication, and an article about CBS
NPH faced the dunk tank on Ellen on Tuesday – for every celebrity dunked, Microsoft gave $10,000 to Ellen for the Cure. Other NPH things I don’t have any video or photos for: He was at the premiere of a Criss Angel/Cirque du Soleil show tonight, and apparently he dressed as a British magistrate for the Playboy Halloween party.
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.
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:
As commenter JB pointed out in the post-ep for Intervention, Claudia was indeed played by Virginia Williams, the same actress who played her in S1. I got my information from the CBS press release for the episode, which says Claudia is played by Michelle Gunn, but the end credits say it was Virginia Williams. (Michelle Gunn actually played Mrs. Abergast – the mother of Lily’s student who got Ted’s letter by mistake.)
Apparently CBS has a problem with letting people embed videos now, since it’s been disabled on one of the YouTube videos and all of the CBS.com ones. Anyway, here are two YouTube clips from the episode:
You can see the third [Barney's failed fist bump] here, and two more clips [Ted spending all his time on the train and Ted deciding to live in NJ], along with the full episode, here.
According to Just Jared, Josh Radnor is in the October issue of the LA Times magazine – it’s unclear whether it’s just that one quote or if there’s a full interview. Anyone got a copy handy?
Television Without Pity interviewed Craig Thomas. It’s a great interview, lots of information – if you’re concerned about spoilers, I would say it’s safe. He does talk about upcoming episodes, but it’s all very general, and the most specific he gets is saying who Jason Jones will play.
CBS is testing out an interactive video site – basically, while watching full episodes online, you can comment on them with others who are watching, compete in trivia contests, and throw tomatos at (or blow kisses to) the characters onscreen. Currently the only episode available (for all of CBS, not just How I Met Your Mother) is The Best Burger in New York.
BuddyTV has put up the next video from their set visit a few weeks ago – this one’s a Jason Segel interview.
[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.]
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