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'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Hooked' Recap

by Joel Keller, posted Mar 2nd 2010 9:24AM
Carrie Underwood and Josh Radnor in 'HIMYM' - 'Hooked'(S05E16) When I was out in LA for the press tour in January, I had the pleasure of watching the table read for this episode. This was the actual Monday-morning table read, not a show for the gathered critics; the writers were sitting by taking notes that would be used to make changes before shooting.

What struck me about the table read was that, despite the fact that it was the first draft and the cast hadn't fully gotten into how exactly they were going to play the script, the episode was funny. People were genuinely laughing, including the writers, who have lived with the script for some time; they weren't cackling in an effort to sell their funny lines. In fact, it was one of the funniest episodes of the season.

Watching the final version, I noticed that not a whole lot changed from that table read. And, even though I knew most of what was coming, I laughed as hard as I did when I was on the set a month and a half ago. If that's not the sign of a top-notch episode, I don't know what is.

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Ted Turns Down Carrie Underwood on 'How I Met Your Mother' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 2nd 2010 12:45AM
How I Met Your Mother, Carrie UnderwoodIt takes some chutzpah to turn down Carrie Underwood, but Ted did the right thing on 'How I Met Your Mother' (Mon., 8PM ET on CBS).

Ted, listen to us: You absolutely did the right thing. You don't need to get snarled up in that vicious cycle of deceit and hook-ness. You're a man for walking out that door, and don't you forget it. (Cue Carly Simon's 'Let the River Run.')

Watch the video after the jump.

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Sneak Peek: Carrie Underwood on 'How I Met Your Mother'

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 23rd 2010 1:28PM
Carrie Underwood is rather beautiful, isn't she? She's looks really great in this clip from the March 1 'How I Met Your Mother.' She plays a woman who figures in several fantasies that Barney (naturally) has.

Who knows if the 'American Idol' winner is a good actress or not, but we do know from this clip that 'How I Met Your Mother' can fit in several erection jokes in about 30 seconds.

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Right now on Cinematical

by Kona Gallagher, posted Feb 6th 2010 10:30AM
cinematicalThe folks at our sister site Cinematical are working hard to give you news and reviews of the best -- and worst -- the silver screen has to offer. Here are some of their musings on the latest blockbusters, indies, and everything in between:

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Carrie Underwood to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl

by Andrew Scott, posted Jan 28th 2010 2:07PM
Carrie UnderwoodCarrie Underwood will kick off the Feb. 7 Super Bowl in a big way.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 'American Idol' winner has been selected to perform the National Anthem during the televised game, following in the footsteps of past 'Idol' champs Jordin Sparks and Jennifer Hudson.

Meanwhile, Queen Latifah will sing 'America the Beautiful'; as previously announced, the Who will take on halftime show duties.

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'American Idol' Winner Auditions: High Notes & Humble Beginnings (VIDEO)

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jan 19th 2010 11:10AM

Having waited tables or shoveled cow poo before becoming pop stars, famous people often don't care to rehash history. But when 'American Idol' is the vehicle that launched that superstar career, it's difficult to obscure the past with the sparkle of a Grammy and the gleam of platinum records, especially when the show's audition clips are some of the most fun viral videos out there.

Former 'AI' contestants like chart toppers Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and David Cook and Broadway babes Fantasia Barrino and Taylor Hicks once had to audition, too. Their tryouts are time capsules of raw talent that make you wonder how these artists ever wallowed in the same pool of hopefuls as William Hung, "Bikini Girl" and some of this season's worst auditions. Plus, watching Simon Cowell discredit Jordin Sparks during her audition because of her "weird smile" and "cutesy" delivery -- and knowing that he would eat his words when she won season 6 -- is priceless.

Take a look at the audition videos of all the 'American Idol's and see if you can spot the birth of a winner in each one.

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'American Idol': A to Z

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jan 12th 2010 10:00AM

As we head into 'American Idol' season nine, it's time to look back -- and ahead -- at all the things that make up our favorite reality show, from A to Z.

A is for Auditions, which last for nearly six weeks until we get to the top 12 finalists of season 9. The show premieres Jan. 12, goes through auditions in Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Orlando, Dallas, Los Angeles and Denver until we reach the Hollywood rounds on Feb. 9 and meet the top 12 male and top 12 female semifinalists at the end of the Feb. 17 episode. And yes, that's 24 semifinalists, the way the show did it during seasons 4 through 7, unlike last year's cumbersome top 36. Check out the schedule for 'American Idol' season 9 at Inside TV.

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Best TV of the '00s: Reality Series

by Kona Gallagher, posted Dec 31st 2009 2:02PM
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More of our best of the decade coverage, which started on Tuesday. You can read the other posts at the link above. Here, we talk about a major category that came of age in the aughts: Reality shows.

While I would never call myself a reality TV junkie, it really bugs me when people make blanket statements like, "I hate reality TV," or, "Reality TV is the bane of my existence." The genre has grown so much in the past decade that it has become just like scripted television, in that there's good and there's bad. Even though we're splitting this up into two lists, "Reality," and "Trashy Reality," you won't see a single show that starts with, "Who Wants to Marry" on either list.

This list is dedicated not to the guilty pleasures, but to the shows that you wouldn't be embarrassed for your neighbors to know you watch: the classy reality, if you will. So without further ado, here is TV Squad's list of the best reality shows of the decade.

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What's On Tonight: Carrie Underwood, Scrubs, ECW

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 22nd 2009 12:13PM
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  • At 7, ReelzChannel has a new Hollywood Dailies with new contributor Richard Roeper.
  • 8, FOX has Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special.
  • ESPN has the MAACO Bowl, BYU vs. Oregon State.
  • At 9, ABC has a new Scrubs, then a new Better Off Ted.
  • Discovery has a new Dirty Jobs at 9, followed by a new Ghost Lab.
  • History Channel has two new episodes of How The Earth Was Made.
  • BBC America has a new Britain's Missing Top Model at 9.
  • Comedy Central has four Christmas episodes of South Park starting at 9.
  • At 10, Syfy has a new ECW.
  • A&E has two new episodes of Paranormal State at 10.
  • Also at 10: HBO has a new Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Santa Claus, Carrie Underwood, The Closer, Cake Boss

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 7th 2009 12:16PM
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  • At 7, ABC Family has 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, followed by Cranberry Christmas.
  • At 8, ABC has Santa Claus is Coming To Town, then new episodes of Find My Family and Castle.
  • CBS has a new How I Met Your Mother, followed by new episodes of Accidentally on Purpose, Two and a Half Men, Big Bang Theory, and CSI: Miami.
  • FOX has Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special at 8.
  • The CW has new episodes of One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl.
  • PBS has a new Antiques Roadshow at 8.
  • TBS has two Christmas episodes of Seinfeld at 8.
  • Also at 8: TLC has two new episodes of Little People, Big World, then a new Cake Boss.
  • At 9, TNT has the season premiere of The Closer, followed by the series premiere of Men of a Certain Age.
  • Syfy has the conclusion of Alice at 9.
  • Lifetime has three new episodes of Rita Rocks.
  • USA has a new Monday Night RAW at 9.
  • A&E has a new Hoarders at 10.
  • Bravo has a new Million Dollar Listing at 10.
  • History Channel has two new episodes of Pawn Stars at 10.
  • Fine Living has a new Three Sheets at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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Carrie Underwood on Her Holiday Special, Working With Dolly Parton and Her Favorite Christmas Song

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Dec 7th 2009 10:00AM
Carrie UnderwoodIt's been a busy fall for multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood. In early November, the 'American Idol' winner released her third studio album, 'Play On,' and reprised her role as co-host of the CMA Awards, along side Brad Paisley. But she's also been in the Christmas spirit this season, as indicated by her two-hour variety special, 'Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special,' which airs tonight at 9PM on Fox.

The show will feature musical performances as well as skits, pairing Underwood with Dolly Parton, Kristin Chenoweth, 'Idol' season 7 winner David Cook and Christina Applegate.

Underwood recently spoke to reporters via a conference call about her special, plus her own thoughts on the holiday season. Here's what she had to say.

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Carrie Underwood next in line for variety show revival attempt at FOX

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 13th 2009 1:05PM
Carrie UnderwoodOh man, that variety show format worked so well for Nick & Jessica! Remember what a smash sensation the Osbournes variety show was? Boy, Rosie O'Donnell sure rewrote the book on how to do a great variety special! The networks remember how great these attempts to revive the long dead TV format went, because they're at it again.

This time, FOX is dipping back into the American Idol well and plucking out plucky season four winner Carrie Underwood. They've scheduled Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special for a December 7 air-time. Luckily, since Underwood is doing just fine in her recording career, this isn't likely to be an attempt at a weekly series.

If the networks really do believe they can revive the variety format, this is a good way to do it. The holiday season seems to be the best time to lure American audiences into one-off specials and different kinds of programming. If the special does well, they can look for another one next year maybe. Or perhaps they'll have found something to do with all those former Idol contestants.

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Carrie Underwood vs. Jennifer Hudson: Who Will Host the Best Holiday Special?

by Andrew Scott, posted Oct 13th 2009 1:00PM
Carrie Underwood Jennifer Hudson Christmas'American Idol''s Carrie Underwood has landed her very own holiday special, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

The two-hour telecast will air Dec. 7 on Fox, under the direction of 'So You Think You Can Dance' judges Adam Shankman and Nigel Lythgoe. For now, the show is being called 'Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special.'

Carrie is one of two 'Idol' alums slated to appear in a holiday special this year. The other is season 3's Jennifer Hudson, who will star in ABC's recently announced 'Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home for Christmas,' airing sometime later this season (more on that here).

We're excited to watch both specials. But what we really want to know is: Whose will be better? Will J-Hud give another Oscar-winning performance? Or will Carrie steal her holiday thunder?

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'Reading Rainbow' Contract Expires Friday & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Aug 26th 2009 12:00PM
LeVar Burton Reading Rainbow'Reading Rainbow''s contract expires Friday, 'American Idol' books Neil Patrick Harris, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return as CMA hosts and more of today's top TV headlines.

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American Idol: Top 11 Elimination Results

by Kona Gallagher, posted Mar 19th 2009 12:06AM
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I'm pretty sure I've mentioned before that it's been a couple of years since I've seriously watched American Idol. I've caught episodes here and there, but haven't sat down with a full season in a while. I bring this up because I'm not sure if it's just that I've been away from it a while or if this year's group of finalists is especially good. We're still not even to the Top 10, and no one's performance was a complete disaster. Sure, I had my favorites, but nobody embarrassed themselves, which seems new to me.

What I love/hate about the results show is how, even if the contestants manage to get through the performance show embarrassment-free, that inevitably comes to an end the next night. Between the Ford commercial and the group sing, I have never watched a results show without spending a good portion cringing.

Speaking of cringing, tonight's result is kind of surprising, and I think it's going to polarize a lot of people. Someone who I thought would make it pretty far in the competition got the lowest number of votes. But does that mean he or she is going home?

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