Morning Static: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, SCANDAL, HBO & More!

• How I Met Your Mother Star: ‘Heart-Wrenching’ Funeral, Cut from Finale, May Have Softened Blow.
• Eye Opener: FX’s THE STRAIN gets a poster.
• Mrs. Doubtfire Was the Most Played Movie on Basic Cable in 2013. What Were the Next Four?
• Funny Business: John Oliver talks ‘The Daily Show,’ Colbert & his new HBO series.
• ‘Scandal’: Columbus Short not returning for season 4.
• Mark Your Calendars: HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’ Pushed Back Two Weeks.
• Must Read TV: What “Parks And Recreation” Can Learn From These Other TV Time Jumps.
• Trend Watch: Fox Developing Event Series About Jesus’ Early Years.
• Casting Couch: CBS’ ‘Mom’ Promotes Mimi Kennedy to Series Regular.
• Franklin & Bash Scoop: Cloris Leachman and Barry Bostwick Guest-Starring In Season 4.
• Deal of the Day: Save big on CRIMINAL MINDS and BLUE BLOODS on DVD via Amazon.

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