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About a Girl: Breaking Down the Ending of 'How I Met Your Mother'

It’s always been Robin.

“This is a story about how you’re in love with Aunt Robin and thinking about asking her out and wondering if we’re okay with it,” Penny Mosby bluntly stated to her dad Ted in the final moments of How I Met Your Mother.

About 10% of the hour-long episode stuck with season 9’s setting of Barney and Robin’s wedding weekend, with the remaining 90% of the hour giving us a look into the gang’s future. Barney and Robin’s marriage only lasted three years, solidifying my idea that they were never a believable couple. Barney slips back into his old ways and continues sleeping around with [...]

A Wishlist for the End of 'How I Met Your Mother'

How I Met Your Mother doesn’t know to let things go. But that’s what we love most about the show.

The long-running CBS sitcom is quickly approaching its series finale on March 31st. In its victory lap, HIMYM is pulling out every throwback in its nine-year history, with even jokes from the first season being fair game. The show doesn’t do so from a lack of fresh storylines; HIMYM is blatantly reminding us why we fell in love with these five people over the past decade. With each reference used, it's like the writers are gently nudging the viewers in the side, reminding us how much we'll miss them when [...]

Watch the Cast of 'HIMYM' Do Letterman's Top 10 List

David Letterman trotted out the cast of How I Met Your Mother last night to compete against Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show debut. Here's the show's stars, Josh Radnor, Alyson Hannigan, Colbie Smulders, Jason Segel, and Neil Patrick Harris, doing Letterman's Top 10 list.

'Happy Endings' Creator David Caspe Sells a Comedy to CBS

David Caspe, creator of ABC's critically-acclaimed but canceled comedy Happy Endings, has a pilot for a multi-camera comedy to CBS, THR reports. Called Cuz-Bros, the pilot was co-created by Caspe and Community writer Erik Sommers, and it follows a cool ladies' man who runs into trouble when his gross cousin needs to stay with him. Cuz-Bros is the second comedy pilot David Caspe has sold this season after Marry Me, which he co-created with Happy Endings star and his fiancé Casey Wilson for NBC. Wilson is starring in Marry Me alongside Ken Marino.

Watch Bill Murray Audition for 'Peter Pan Live' and Shave His Beard on 'Letterman'

Bill Murray was a guest on Friday's Late Show, where he made a very impressive entrance/audition as Peter Pan in anticipation of NBC's next live musical production. Below, watch Murray chat with Dave about his plans for the Super Bowl, talk about his friend and Monuments Men director George "G.C." Clooney, and have Dave help him shave off his itchy beard.

CBS Renews 'Two and a Half Men', 'The Millers', 'Mom', '2 Broke Girls', and 'Mike & Molly'

CBS today announced the early renewal of 18 shows, including five comedies, for the 2014-2015 season. The five renewed comedies are veteran series Two and a Half Men, 2 Broke Girls, and Mike & Molly and new shows The Millers, starring Will Arnett, and Mom, starring Anna Faris. The Big Bang Theory received a massive three-season renewal from the network yesterday, so producer Chuck Lorre still has four sitcoms on the network.

This leaves the Robin Williams-Sarah Michelle Gellar series The Crazy Ones and the upcoming midseason sitcoms Friends with Better Lives and Bad Teacher as the only comedies CBS has yet to renew. How I Met Your Mother [...]

'You've Reached the Elliotts': Chris Elliott's Lost Multi-Camera CBS Family Sitcom

"The Script Pile" is a biweekly column on Splitsider that takes a look at the screenplays for high-profile movie and TV comedies that never made it to the screen.

Playing the father on a CBS multi-camera family sitcom is probably the last thing you'd expect to find Chris Elliott doing, but the beloved comedian gave more conventional TV stardom a shot nearly a decade ago in a failed pilot called You've Reached the Elliotts, which I'll be reviewing in this week's column.

Co-created by Elliott and Rob DesHotel (a writer for That '70s Show and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, among other things), the script to You've Reached the Elliotts [...]

Greta Gerwig to Star in 'How I Met Your Mother' Spin-Off

In some of the weirdest casting news in a while, EW reports that indie film darling Greta Gerwig is set to star in How I Met Your Dad, the upcoming spin-off series to CBS's hit show How I Met Your Mother. Gerwig will play Sally, who slowly tells the tale of meeting her partner in flashback, and is described as “a female Peter Pan who has never grown up and has no idea of where she’s going in life. She has just figured out that she has nothing in common with her husband of less than a year. A break-up is inevitable, but Sally will find a [...]

Matt Damon Gets Caught in the Middle of the Clooney vs. Fey/Poehler Prank War

When Tina Fey and Amy Poehler ragged on George Clooney at this year's Golden Globes, they were signing up to be the known prankster's newest targets. Last night, Matt Damon AKA The Garbage Man told Letterman about involuntarily getting thrown in the middle of the situation and read a threatening letter signed by "grown-ass professional comedians" Fey and Poehler.

B.J. Novak Talks About His Museum Prank Days on 'Late Show'

Leave it to a Massachusetts boy like B.J. Novak to prank ancient Chinese art exhibits for fun as a 17-year-old. Aren't most kids that age busy playing video games or racing their parents' cars in the mall parking lot? At least little Novak took things into his own hands by reinventing the boring audio tour for the better. Hopefully ancient China had a good sense of humor.

'The Big Bang Theory' Gets a Triple Season Renewal

Big Bang fans can now rest easy knowing that they'll be getting new episodes at least until after we elect our next president. According to Variety, the smash hit CBS sitcom has been officially given a triple season renewal through the 2016-2017 season. Some of the main cast members — including recent SNL host Jim Parsons — are currently in the middle of contract renewal negotiations. "Comedy is a big part of our schedule, and The Big Bang Theory is the biggest comedy force on television," CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler said in a statement. Big Bang drew its highest ratings yet this season (its seventh), averaging [...]

Michael Keaton Remembers Harold Ramis the Buddhist on 'Letterman'

During his interview with Letterman last night, Michael Keaton told a short but sweet story about working with the recently deceased Harold Ramis, who directed him in the 1996 clone comedy Multiplicity. According to Keaton, Ramis had become a Buddhist by then, which made him way more laid-back than the average movie director.

Nathan Fielder Explains Dumb Starbucks on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Yesterday, Jimmy Kimmel extended a last-minute invitation to Nathan Fielder to come on his show and explain the whole Dumb Starbucks thing. Aside from giving Kimmel some famous Dumb Starbucks coffee and pastries and explaining his motivations behind the project, Fielder mentioned yesterday's meeting with the Los Angeles Health Board, who informed him that the penalty for operating his permit-free coffee shop is potentially six months in jail. On the negative comments made by Starbucks to the press, Fielder had some harsh words: "I should say that if they do continue down this road, they risk losing me as a customer."

A Guide to 2014's Network Comedy Pilots

We're in the midst of pilot season again, the time of year when the big four networks cast and shoot pilot episodes of potential shows for the 2014-15 TV seasons. One big change this year is that Fox — and to a lesser extent, NBC — are attempting to do away with pilot season and handing out straight-to-series orders or developing shows year-round like cable networks do instead. Fox is still ordering pilots for its comedies to test cast chemistry, but they're greenlighting pilots with more serious ambitions to turn them into comedies this season. Five new shows from Tina Fey, John Mulaney, Craig Robinson, and more have [...]