Did Internet over-analysis help ruin “HIMYM”?
“What once might have been the subtlest of foreshadowing is now broadcast via bullhorn,” says Johnny Gall of the Internet culture that spent the last nine years over-analyzing “How I Met Your Mother.” The result was “HIMYM” writers trying harder to avoid being predictable. Says Gall: “Much of the disappointing facets of the finale were a result of the writers refusing to give in to tropes (which audiences can now see coming around the corner), instead showing a somewhat true-to-life progression of events. Divorces do happen, friends drift apart, and when you sleep with thirty-one women in a single month, odds are good one of them will get pregnant.” PLUS: Ted Mosby's son reacts to the finale, “Friends” vs. “HIMYM,” why the ending was not a cop-out, “HIMYM” was supposed to be a show about failure, “HIMYM” was a show about “selfish young whites” in New York, and the 5 stages of “HIMYM” grief.
Jeep commercial blurs the line between “SNL” and advertising
Cecily Strong and 30 Rock starred in the Jeep Cherokee commercial Saturday night that, at first, seemed like another ad parody.
Irish college yanks an “Inspiration from Breaking Bad” drug-making manual
Two students at the Trinity College Dublin's medical school had published a paper titled, “Inspiration from Breaking Bad: The synthesis of mephedrone from legally-acquired domestic substances.” PLUS: “Breaking Bad” original score vinyl getting a wider release.
Seth Rogen guests on Conan in Texas 3 weeks after guesting on Kimmel in Texas
Is Rogen now the go-to guest for late-night shows visiting the Lone Star State?
Kaley Cuoco: Getting breast implants at age 18 was the “best decision” I ever made
“The Big Bang Theory” star was on “8 Simple Rules” when she opted to go under the knife.
OWN's “Operation Change” international charity work show will feature a cameo by Bill Clinton
Sir Elton John, Harry Connick, Jr. will also appear on the 10-episode series.
“Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” bosses: Season 1 has been a learning process
“We've learned what works and what doesn't,” says co-showrunner Maurissa Tancharoen, “and we're sticking with the stuff that works. It's an eight-day shoot, and we knew from the outset that there were a lot of eyes on the show with very high expectations. People were expecting to see a Marvel movie every week.” PLUS: Is there a “Captain America” crossover?
“The Sopranos” creator to revisit his controversial finale
The American Museum of the Moving Image will host “An Evening With David Chase,” which will include screenings of “The Sopranos” pilot and finale.
“Schmidt” from “New Girl” speaks at his alma mater, Syracuse University
During his visit, Max Greenfield revealed how “New Girl” chose Syracuse for his character — it was the only sweatshirt that would fit over his fat suit.
Watch Drew Carey host “The Late Late Show”
“The Price is Right” pulled off his April Fool's prank pretty well.
University of Iowa students launch a petition to allow “Girls” to film on their campus
Students have also created a special T-shirt featuring Hannah Horvath with her face crossed out.
April Fool's? Investigation Discovery announces an '80s “Heartbreakers” series
The supposed miniseries will feature Peter Brady from the “Brady Bunch,” Rob Estes, Judd Nelson, Nicole Eggert, Robert Wagner, Antonio Sabato Jr., Tracey Gold and Jamie Lunar.
“Selfie” books Natasha Henstridge
She'll recur if the ABC pilot is picked up to series.
“Shameless” hits a series high
Sunday's episode of the Showtime series attracted 2.8 million viewers, the best the show has ever had.
“Archer” creates a “Danger Zone” music video
Watch Charlene perform the Kenny Loggins classic.
“The Game” promotes Brittany Daniel
She'll become a regular on the BET series.
Watch new “Fargo” clips
Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman and Bob Odenkirk are shown discussing the FX event series.