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'Glee' Co-Creators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan Meet the Press and Spill the Beans

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 9th 2010 9:00AM
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In anticipation of the Tuesday, April 13th premiere of Fox's musical hit 'Glee,' two of the co-creators, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, met with the press via a conference call the other day. TV Squad was in on the call and you'll be thrilled with some of the big news coming up in the last nine episodes of this award-winning first season. There were some insights revealed when the cast and the other co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy were on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' yesterday, but Gleeks want more, and that's what this is all about.

Among the highlights – for all you who need encouragement -- Jane Lynch does "Vogue" in the Madonna musical episode. Kristin Chenoweth was not paired up with Idina Menzel, but Kristin's episode (the third one back) is supposed to be wonderful. And if you liked Puck's performance of "Sweet Caroline," wait till you see him do a song like a member of the Rat Pack. For all the details, read on.

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Conan O'Brien Not Hosting Tony Awards

by Scott Harris, posted Mar 29th 2010 4:52PM
For decades, the Tony Awards have been the pinnacle of American theater, bringing attention to and bestowing praise upon some of the most talented and classiest performers of the stage. Beloved composer Stephen Sondheim. Legendary choreographer Bob Fosse. And, of course, the Masturbating Bear.

Actually, scratch that last one.

Yes, according to Entertainment Weekly, representatives for Conan O'Brien have announced that the lanky comedian has decided not to host the Tony Awards. Rumors had surfaced over the weekend that CBS, which airs the show, had contacted O'Brien regarding the emcee position, which last year was ably handled by Neil Patrick Harris.

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'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Say Cheese' Recap

by Joel Keller, posted Mar 22nd 2010 11:46PM
The cast of 'How I Met Your Mother'(S05E18) Ever come across an episode of one of your favorite shows that just felt half-baked to you? Sure, it had its funny moments, but there was something about the main story that begged to be explored a bit more. Or maybe one of the B-stories looked like it had more potential but it just ended up being either a one-note joke or dropped altogether.

This episode had both. I wanted the main story of Ted always bringing around his "skanks" to group celebrations to be tied in a little more to his search for the all-exalted mother. And I also wanted to see more about both Barney's and Marshall's relative abilities in front of a camera lens. Both left me dissatisfied.

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Barney Is Picture Perfect on 'How I Met Your Mother' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Mar 22nd 2010 9:51PM
Barney Is Picture Perfect on 'How I Met Your Mother'Barney is the favorite character we love to hate on the sitcom 'How I Met Your Mother' (Mon., 8PM ET on CBS). In the latest episode, Barney (played by Neil Patrick Harris) meets what is perhaps his greatest challenge: Is there a way to make him look bad in a photograph?

The answer? A resounding "NO." Harris has special powers, apparently. We may wait years and years to learn who the mother is in the series, but we may wait even longer for Barney to look uncool in a photo. And so, shine on, Neil Patrick Harris! We salute you.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'Dr. Horrible' Sequel: 'Big Bang Theory' Star Simon Helberg Talks Rumors

by Laura Prudom, posted Mar 22nd 2010 4:30PM
During a recent visit to the set of CBS' hit comedy 'The Big Bang Theory,' Simon Helberg, the man who wears Howard Wolowitz's tight pants, gave us an update on the status of the rumored sequel to Joss Whedon's cult web series, 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.'

'Horrible' fans may have recognized Helberg as the villainous (and slightly damp) Moist, henchman to Neil Patrick Harris' Dr. Horrible in the original series, and as far as Helberg knows, he's in line to reappear for the sequel.

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'Glee' Spring Premiere Set for April 13

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 9th 2010 7:30PM
Glee_fox_2009_Rachel_FinnTonight, Fox is putting 'Glee' back in the line up. No, it's not a new show, but it is a chance to revisit and remind yourself that in only five week, new 'Glee' episodes will be back. That means, more music, more dancing, more Mr. Schu and ... wait for it ... more Sue Sylvester.

The folks at Fox are nearly as psyched about the show's return as the fans. When 'Glee' returns for the spring premiere on Tuesday, April 13, it will be big, reports The Futon Critic. It's so big that it's going to be going into the ten o'clock hour. Normally, Fox affiliates take over at ten with local news or syndicated programming. Not on April 13th.

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'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Of Course' Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 9th 2010 3:45AM
Jennifer Lopez & Neil Patrick Harris, 'How I Met Your Mother'(S05E17) Let's see ... this week, we got Ted in the future telling his kids the story that Barney told a police officer after he'd been pulled out of the Hudson River. So did we get Barney's version of events, or the version Ted might remember from his own role?

I'm going with this being Barney's version of events, because it's the only way I can justify the way in which Ted described to Barney the "super-date." All in all, there were several moments that made me smile, but I wasn't laughing as hard as I usually do during an episode of 'How I Met Your Mother.'

However, I'll forgive the episode that because it did entertain me and more importantly-- it gave us all some much needed closure!

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Barney Turns Down Jennifer Lopez on 'How I Met Your Mother' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 8th 2010 9:55PM
How I Met Your Mother, Jennifer LopezIt's gotta be tough turning down Jennifer Lopez, a.k.a. Anita on 'How I Met Your Mother' (Mon., 8PM ET on CBS). Especially if you're Barney.

But even when she lured him in with the promise of getting lucky -- forget about the twelfth date; she'll do it right now – he stuck to his guns.

And is it just us, or is J-Lo everywhere lately? Talk about a workaholic, and the mom of two shows no signs of slowing down. 'The Back-Up Plan' arrives in theaters April 23.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Ten Oscar Observations -- A Morning After List

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 8th 2010 2:00PM
oscars_abc_gold_2010"The morning after ... we ask the right questions. The morning after ... we make the suggestions."

Those are the lyrics to a song Barbra Streisand once sang and it occurred to me this morning after recovering from the long, long and rather uneventful 2010 Oscar ceremony last night on ABC.

Looking back through the bleary-eyes of my memories, there were quite a few things that could have been better, a few that were just plain lousy, and a few moments that lived up to the hype. Danny shared his view. Check out my ten Oscar observations list:

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TV Casting: Tom Bergeron to Guest on 'Castle'

by Andrew Scott, posted Mar 5th 2010 2:00PM
Tom BergeronTom Bergeron will guest on an upcoming episode of 'Castle' that will spoof NBC's recent late-night drama. According to an exclusive report from EW.com, Bergeron will play the host of a late-night talk show who gets booted by his rival (Bill Bellamy). No word yet on whether Conan O'Brien will tune in, but we hope he tweets about it, anyway. [EW.com]

More casting news after the jump.

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Spoilers Anonymous: 'Gossip Girl,' 'Grey's Anatomy' and much more!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Mar 5th 2010 11:02AM

This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com, or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have spoilers for: 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Ghost Whisperer,' 'Glee,' 'Gossip Girl,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'House,' 'Lost,' and 'Ugly Betty.'

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Neil Patrick Harris Will Take on Will on 'Glee'

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 5th 2010 10:01AM
neil_patrick_harris_singing_Tony_AwardsSo, this has all come together. CBS said okay. Joss Whedon came on board. And they named the character Bryan Adam, inspired by the Canadian pop star which must be some kind of tribute to Cobie Smulders' character Robin Scherbatsky on 'How I Met Your Mother.' All that's missing is Harold and Kumar dropping by for a blow.

In plain speak, 'Glee' will welcome Neil Patrick Harris for a guest role in an upcoming sweeps episode. The 'How I Met Your Mother' star has been rumored to be doing 'Glee,' but only if CBS let him appear on the competition during the heart of the TV season. It wouldn't be as bad if it was a summer series, but this is sweeps. That means some CBS show will be going up against Neil's 'Glee' episode. Michael Ausiello broke the details of Neil's character on the show. If you don't want to know, don't follow us on the jump. Just wander off and read the next story.

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Neil Patrick Harris And the 'Smurfs' Movie - UPDATE

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 4th 2010 1:02PM
neil_patrick_harris_smiling_foreheadAs the folks at Moviefone.com point out, blue is the hot color for movies these days, especially if your name is James Cameron. Well, it's not going to be a sequel to 'Avatar' or another Cameron pic or even an updating of 'The Blue Lagoon,' but Neil Patrick Harris has agreed to be in 'Smurfs: The Movie.' (Not to be confused with 'Smurfs: The Opera.')

Actually, Neil will be all voice for the role. Sony's concept for the big screen version of 'Smurfs,' the popular '80s Saturday morning cartoon series, is live action mixed with animation, under the direction of 'Beverly Hills Chihuahua' auteur Raja Gosnell.

Exactly which of the smurfs Neil will play remains shrouded in mystery. I suspect he's getting his pick, as long as it's not Papa Smurf. That role's already been claimed by Jonathan Winters.

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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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Spoilers Anonymous: 'NCIS,' 'Lost' and much more!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Feb 26th 2010 5:00PM

This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com, or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have spoilers for: '90210,' 'Bones,' 'Castle,' 'Chuck,' CSI: Miami,' 'Glee,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Lost,' 'NCIS,' 'Supernatural,' 'The Big Bang Theory,' and 'The Mentalist.'

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