Random Musings: BETTER OF TED, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER & MELROSE PLACE

As if this week’s years-in-development-million-dollar rebrand of NBC Universal’s Sci-Fi Channel to SyFy (a name that was coincidentally coined by friend of theTVaddict.com Michael Hinman over a decade ago) wasn’t evidence enough that Hollywood has officially run out of original ideas, check out these two eerily similar marketing campaigns for ABC’s new comedy BETTER OFF TED and ABC Family’s signature series GREEK. I can’t see the difference, can you?


Now that Lily has successfully eviscerated another one of Ted’s relationships on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, it’s time we asked special guest star Laura Prepon, “What were you thinking?” Your two episode stint as Karen, Ted’s snobby and pretentious college girlfriend was the very definition of a thankless role. In fact, outside of looking remarkably svelte next to co-stars Alyson Hannigan and Colby Smulders, both of whom are having one helluva time hiding their ever-expanding baby-bumps, we’re still scratching our head as to what exactly attracted you to the role.

And finally, with Entertainment Weekly reporting that Heather Locklear has done the expected and turned down the CW’s much-publicized plea offer to return to MELROSE PLACE, can the producers please move on, come to their senses and offer Laura Leighton the starring role Sydney so richly deserves.

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