BEING HUMAN Scoop: Sam Witwer Talks The Series Finale and What He Learned Playing A Tortured Vampire

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It was a crazy idea to begin with: a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost all wanting to live together and have normal lives.  But if anything the past four seasons of BEING HUMAN have proved is that as crazy as the idea was, in the end, that desire for normalcy gave them all purpose and helped them all find a common bond of love for each other.  So what seemed to incredulous at first became an intriguing journey as they fought so hard for the lives they wanted and fought for each other in the process.

In an exclusive interview, star Sam Witwer talked about the incredible journey of Aidan, Josh and Sally, what he learned from this extraordinary opportunity, and the best advice he would love to give Aidan if they could sit down and have a heart to heart conversation. [Read more…]

Not-So-Legendary?! A Second Opinion on the HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Series Finale

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By: Emily Cottone

There has been a lot of controversy over the How I Met Your Mother finale and weighing in at this point may seem a bit redundant but as a diehard fan who proudly owns a bright yellow umbrella; there are some things that need to be said.

My colleague Victoria Nelli wrote a very eloquent essay on why the finale worked. It was was well reasoned, justified, and by all accounts a fair assessment of the shows final bow…but to me it was just all wrong.

The finale we watched last night was conceived from the HOW I MET YOUR MOTHERS earliest days and if the show had ended in season 2 or 3 than this finale would have been very strong ( I can’t say brilliant because there were too many pacing issues) but here is the cold hard truth: The show outgrew its ending.

I fully understand how hard it is to let go of your vision. This is especially true for a sitcom as meticulously thought out as HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER but that doesn’t mean you should ignore the natural progression of your show. Characters have a tendency to take on a life of their own, that’s simple a happy side effect of good writing, but the finale felt entirely too much like a rushed effort to accommodate an end game that simply no longer fit into the mythology. [Read more…]

Was it Legendary? One Critics Take on the HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Series Finale

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And that kids is how Carter Bays and Craig Thomas made millions of people scream at their TV’s because all this time Robin (Cobie Smulders) is who Ted (Josh Radnor) ends up with.

When a shows finale rolls around hundreds of articles always pop up about how it was a wonderful, groundbreaking, and life changing show. I hate when these articles pop up and I hate that I am writing one right now. You see, I hate these articles especially now because they are about one of my favorite shows of all time, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER. From the title alone viewers knew the Carter Bays and Craig Thomas comedy would be special. We knew why Ted (Josh Radnor) was telling us this story. We knew how it would end, with Ted meeting the woman of his dreams, or so we thought. [Read more…]

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Series Finale Previewpalooza: “Last Forever Parts One and Two” Sneak Peek!

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This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Monday March 31st episode of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER. Direct from CBS, “Ted finally finishes telling his kids the story of how he met their mother, on the special one-hour series finale of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER.” [Read more…]

Breaking News: Fox Announces One-Hour Series Finale of RAISING HOPE

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Press Release: Critically acclaimed comedy RAISING HOPE will end its four-season run with a special one-hour farewell event Friday, April 4 (9:00-9:30/9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). The series finale kicks off with the all-new episode “How I Met Your Mullet” (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), in which guest star Lesley Nicol (“Downton Abbey”) plays Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and Sabrina’s (Shannon Woodward) new maid. Then, in “The Father Daughter Dance” (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), Virginia’s (Martha Plimpton) dad (guest star Jeffrey Tambor, “Arrested Development”) returns to Natesville with a big surprise for her and Burt (Garret Dillahunt), including a musical performance by Kenny Loggins (guest-starring as himself).

“On behalf of myself, Greg Garcia and RAISING HOPE’s amazing cast and crew, I would like to thank our audience for tuning in and supporting us over the last four seasons,” said executive producer Mike Mariano. “We planned our Season Four finale with this possibility in mind, and hope our loyal fans enjoy the way we’ve chosen to say goodbye to the Chances and to Natesville. Thanks again, and we’ll see you in syndication.” [Read more…]

On the Scene: Barney Films his Final Frame of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

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Behind the scenes: The crew of How I Met Your Mother, including director Pamela Fryman, left, cheer Neil Patrick Harris after he films his final scene of the ninth and last season finale of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Thursday February 27 for the CBS Television Network. Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS © 2013 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Must Read TV: Series Finales Are The Worst!

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By: Victoria Nelli

With the HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER finale coming up I decided to talk about finales, and what I think about them. So here it is, if you’re going to end my show, and take it off the air you better give me a good ending. You better tie up all of the loose ends, finish every story arc, and make sure all of my favorite characters get everything they want out of life. Am I asking for too much? I don’t think so! As an avid TV watcher I think I am well versed enough to say that a good finale can make or break a whole series. Usually, the show is ending because the ratings are sinking, or a cast member wants out. Only in rare cases the producer chooses to end the show for creative reasons, such as BREAKING BAD. (Which was a fantastic finale)

In my opinion a finale is supposed to put you at ease, or at least that’s what I look for in a finale. At the end of the episode when I see the Executive Producer title card come up I want to feel relieved, and emotional because of how moving it was and because everything I have ever wanted for the main characters has happened. Since the pilot episode we invest our time and emotion into these characters, we want good things to happen to them.

J.D. (Zach Braff) in the SCRUBS finale said “Endings are never easy, I always build them up so much in my head, they can’t possibly live up to my expectations and I just end up disappointed, I’m not even sure why it matters to me so much how things end.” Whether we realize it or not we do the same thing. From the first episode we map out these lives for our favorite characters and we realize what we want for them. Sure, there will probably will be some jaw dropping moments throughout the shows run that will make us change our minds a dozen times, but we still have that small hope that things turned out the way we always imagined. And when they don’t turn out how we hoped they would we freak out, boycott the show (even though it’s already over) we are so mad and don’t know what to do about it. [Read more…]

Could Michael Rosenbaum Be the Next Voice of Charlie? ANGELS co-creator Al Gough Spills All… Plus His Thoughts on the SMALLVILLE’s Controversial Series Finale

Could ABCs new trifecta of angels be answering the phone, “Good Morning Michael” this fall? They could if SMALLVILLE’s Michael Rosenbaum has anything to say about it.

“Rosenbaum keeps sending me tapes to be the voice of Charlie — seriously — he’s sent me three,” revealed CHARLIE’S ANGELS co-creator Al Gough when asked at this morning’s Television Critics Association Press Tour about the chances of seeing any of his former SMALLVILLE co-workers pop up on ANGELS now that they may-or have some time on their hands. “I think he might be a little young, but we’d obviously love to have any of them come on the show at some point.” [Read more…]

Our Take on SCRUBS “My Finale”

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“Endings are never easy. I always build them up so much in my head they can’t possibly live up to my expectations and I just end up disappointed. I’m not even sure why it matters to me so much how things end here.” said JD with regards to ‘endings’ on what amounted to what might be his final walk through the hallowed halls of Sacred Heart.

Unfortunately for JD and creator Bill Lawrence, (who in writing last night’s two-hour finale made his feelings on ‘endings’ abundantly clear, with Elliot also chiming in, “Don’t be disappointed if it doesn’t live up to the expectations you have in your head.”) endings are in fact a big deal and last night’s SCRUBS swan song was no exception. Particularly to this TV Addict and the four to six million loyal fans who dedicated eight years to never missing an episode.

Which is why we’re happy to report that “My Finale” delivered the goods by meeting theTVaddict.com’s patented criteria (patent pending) for a successful series finale. Criteria which include:

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What I’ll Miss About ER

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Although I have not been a regular watcher of ER for quite some time now (or to be more specific, since the moment a helicopter landed on Dr. Romano), I have found myself spending a inordinate amount of time today reminiscing about NBC’s game-changer of a medical drama.

But rather than wax poetically about my favorite couples, best (Love’s Labor Lost) and worst (Africa story-lines, snooze) moments, and the ways in which ER changed television forever, I thought I would take this opportunity to share the the one reason ER was the very definition of “Must See TV” for me.

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