In season eight of How I Met Your Mother, we'll get to see how Robin and Barney get to the altar, and in the premiere, "Farhampton," it looks like we'll get to see more of that wedding day that was teased in the season finale. One image shows Lily and Marshall yanking Barney in his tux (cold feet aren't exactly a surprise in his case), and in the other, we see Ted talking to the jilted groom of Victoria — whom he rode off into the sunset with in the finale. Check them out before the show returns tonight!
Josh Radnor's second directorial effort, Liberal Arts, is out in theaters today. We caught up with the actor, writer, and moviemaker recently to get the scoop on where he found inspiration for the picture and how he knew he'd found the perfect leading lady in Elizabeth Olsen. Plus, Josh dished about bringing back his character Ted Mosby to the small screen when How I Met Your Mother returns to CBS on Sept. 24. Watch Josh fill us in on what we can expect after last season's big cliffhanger ending — and what does he have to say about possibly doing a ninth HIMYM season?
Suit up, How I Met Your Mother fans! Barney, Lily, Marshall, Robin, and Ted have been some of prime time's funniest characters for seven whole seasons, responsible for such honorable traditions as Slapsgiving. The show isn't returning until next month, but I've still been quoting its greatest lines in its absence. Check out all my most memorable bits below, and let me know what yours are!
- "It's going to be legen — wait for it — dary." — Barney
- "You son of a b*tch!" — Lily
- "Haaave you met Ted?" — Barney
How I Met Your Mother's season seven finale brings us one step closer to finding out who the mother is, but the more important coupling highlighted on the episode has nothing to do with Ted. We finally see whom Barney marries — and it's Robin! The season has been building up to this big reveal, tossing us a few red herrings, like his relationship with Quinn, to whom he proposed in the finale. The next season is supposed to show how we get from there to a wedding day with Robin, but all I can say for now is: who cares! Barney and Robin end up together! As unabashedly psyched as I am, I want to know if everyone else feels the same way. Are you happy that Robin is Barney's bride, or were you hoping for a different outcome?
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I've been looking forward to Barney's wedding on the season finale of How I Met Your Mother so much that I nearly forgot about the other big upcoming event: Lily's birth! Yes, Lily and Marshall will welcome their son over the hour-long finale on May 14, and we have the photos to prove it. It looks like there will be a few bumps in the road from the pictures, which show that Marshall isn't there when Lily first goes into labor, but Ted and Robin are. As for the big reveal of who Barney is marrying, we still don't know from these pics, but we do get a nice glimpse of the groom in his tux.
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Last week, we were lucky enough to catch up with Alyson Hannigan, star of How I Met Your Mother and mom to almost 3-year-old Satyana, with another little one on the way. In the process of potty training her own daughter, Alyson has partnered with Huggies Pull-Ups to encourage other moms to take on her fun approach to toilet training.
LilSugar: Congratulations on your second pregnancy. When are you due, and do you know what you're having?
Alyson Hannigan: We do! I'm due this Summer. But we're keeping [the baby's gender] under wraps for now. That is, unless Satyana decides to spill the news — we'll have to wait and see if that happens.
LS: Satyana must be excited to be a big sister. How are you preparing her for the new arrival?
AS: She's such a little girl now. She's very excited! We've been trying to include her in some of the decision-making, like decorating the baby's nursery. We ask for her input when we're picking things out.
LS: And your character Lily on How I Met Your Mother is expecting a baby, too. That's nice that you don't have to hide your pregnancy for the show.
AS: Yes, Lily's actually further along than I am!
LS: What's the process of toilet training been like with Satyana?
AS: I was really intimidated going into it. But because we made it fun, she's really been fantastic. We're still in the process . . . we haven't tried an overnight yet.
LS: Any tips that other moms could benefit from?
AS: Ask your child if they have to go every 20 minutes. Teach them the Potty Dance — make it fun. And if you live in a warm climate, let them run around without their clothes on. My daughter loves to be naked anyway, and this just made it easier. That, and lots of encouragement.
CBS focused on its current shows during the Winter TCA, bringing out comedy How I Met Your Mother, which is currently in its seventh season. Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan were the only actors present today, but they had plenty to say, along with series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. They talked about what's next for Marshall and Lily and their new little family, Robin's recent revelation, and the perennial question about when we'll meet the mother.
- Though no one gave us anything concrete about the mother, Bays insisted, "we know what the end game of the series is." Segel piped up to say that he was "so relieved when I found out there was an actual plan," and then joked about it, implying that it might be the apocalypse before we find out: "We have to see if the Mayans are right! It might be Dec. 21, 2012."
- Bays and Thomas answered the question of whether Marshall and Lily are really moving permanently to their suburban home by saying that we're all about to find out. Thomas said that we're "going to see them deal with that" in the next few episodes.
- Fans weren't the only ones irritated with the show faking us out with Robin's kids. Hannigan recounted, "You should have seen us at the table read. I was like, season pass delete!" But she said she was angry because she cared so much.
- On the show's evolution, Thomas mentioned that they couldn't have done storylines like Marshall losing his dad in season one or two. For his part on that arc, Segel said that "it was a real honor" to be given the chance to play out Marshall's grief, and echoed that "it's a real honor when people ask the best of you."
With the exception of Happy Endings, most of this year's best comedies have been around for a few seasons. Many saw repeat wins in categories at the Emmys, like Modern Family, which picked up its second win for best comedy series, and The Big Bang Theory, whose star Jim Parsons received his second statuette for lead actor in a comedy series. But now it's your turn to do the voting, so check out the list of funny 2011 shows and let us know which one is your favorite of 2011.
Sure, seeing Katie Holmes dressed as a slutty pumpkin is awesome, but we're still excited to see the rest of the How I Met Your Mother gang in full Halloween garb for tonight's episode. Ted's sticking with his standard hanging Chad costume, while Barney goes shirtless (and seems to stir up trouble) and Robin goes for a hockey player getup instead of a sexier outfit. Check 'em out!
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