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Monday Ratings: Spears Brings Attention to CBS’ Mother

Last night, How I Met Your Mother‘s casting experiment paid off nicely for the comedy.  The show - which is not yet on the network’s renewal list - earned its best demo performance ever.  By night’s end, CBS was tops in the 18-49 group while ABC was #1 in total viewers.

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Britney Spears, How I Met Your Mother

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Monday Ratings: Returning Shows Get Warm Welcome

For the first time in quite a while, it appears we may have had more original episodes on TV last night than repeats.  Although CBS’ comedy lineup saw strong numbers, it couldn’t outmatch the debut of Dancing with the Stars.  ABC ended up winning the evening in the viewers and demos.

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The Big Bang Theory

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Pic of Britney Spears on How I Met Your Mother

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, CBS,

Britney Spears, How I Met Your Mother

Here’s your first glance of Britney Spears during her upcoming appearance on CBS’ How I Met Your Mother.  If this shot does not scream overacting, I don’t know what does.  (You can see another one of her scenes, after the jump.) 

Mark your calendar for Monday, March 24 to see if it gets any better than this.

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This Week on TV (3/17-3/23)

How I Met Your Mother

(You can view TV Envy’s Post-Strike Television Schedule here.)

 

MONDAY (3/17)
  • Dancing with the Stars (ABC, 8pm):  Tonight’s Season 6 premiere focuses only on the men.  I think it’s safe to say Julianne Hough won’t be making it a three-peat with .
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8pm):  New episode.  “Sheldon and Leonard are asked to a physics conference to present their work together.”  I’ve always wondered - if this show were to air on any other day, would it be half as successful?
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30):  New episode.  “Ted decides to live life like Barney on St. Patrick’s Day.”  You don’t want to know what they use as their lucky charms.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  New episode.  “Charlie teaches Alan how to break up with a woman.”  I hear hiring prostitutes can make a woman leave you.
  • The Bachelor (ABC, 9:30):  Season 12 premiere.  “Bachelor Matt Grant, a 27-year-old British financier, meets his 25 would-be soul mates.”  Apparently in America, you can finally afford to woo twice as many women as you can in the UK.

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Monday Ratings:  CBS Slips Past NBC

FOX’s new dramas failed to muster up much attention.  The network fell in third last night behind CBS and NBC.

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Spears’ Cameo Forces Silverstone to Quit

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, CBS, NBC, Scrubs, Gossip,

Sarah ChalkeYesterday, we told you that Britney Spears would be making an upcoming appearance on How I Met Your Mother.  Unfortunately, her announced entrance was followed by someone else’s exit.

Alicia Silverstone, who was supposed to be involved in a romantic storyline with Ted, has opted out of her guest role.  It seems Alicia didn’t like the idea of Spears’ cameo overshadowing her her spotlight.  (The pop singer was slated to play her receptionist.) 

Sarah Chalke - Dr. Elliot Reid from - will now be stepping in to fill the Clueless star’s shoes.  Unfortunately, her schedule will only allow her to be in one episode….not several, as was intended for Silverstone.  This most likely means will not know the identity of the show’s ‘mother’ anytime soon.

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Britney Spears on How I Met Your Mother

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, CBS, Gossip,

Britney SpearsDays after news of an Alicia Silverstone arc, we’re learning of much talkier plans for How I Met Your Mother.  The CBS comedy will soon be embracing another guest star:  .

Unlike the storyline involving Silverstone, the part planned for Britney is not considered to be signficant.  The singer will also be playing someone other than herself.  (I’m guessing her character will still have some sort of twang and head gestures.)

Sadly, this stunt casting follows an appearance by Paris Hilton on My Name is Earl.  Apparently viewers will turn on their TVs if producers bring their internet stars to the TV.

No date has yet been announced for the Spears cameo.  Meanwhile, Hilton will be running around ‘s dreams come April 3rd.

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Could Alicia Silverstone Be How I Met Your Mother’s Mystery Woman?

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, CBS, Gossip, Rumors,

Alicia SilverstoneBased on some fine detective work, TV Guide is speculating that the ‘mother’ of CBS’ may in fact be…..

That educated guess is based the Clueless star’s several episode arc with ‘father’ Ted later this season.  (And it’s not like any love interest every sticks around for long on that show.)

If it isn’t Silverstone, let’s hope the writers introduce the mommy quick.  If doesn’t renew the show (it’s not yet on the fall schedule), we may never find out.

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Monday Ratings: ABC Crowned the Big Winner

A program about the Royal Family brought ABC regal numbers.  The network earned its second Monday win in a row.

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Queen Elizabeth

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Monday Ratings: Sean Combs Brings ABC a Win

Who knew Diddy’s appeal extended beyond the borders of MTV?  The televised version of Raisin in the Sun helped give the Alphabet network a rare Monday win.

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A Raisin in the Sun

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