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'How I Met Your Mother' Eyes 9th Season; Showrunner Kurt Sutter Wants 'Sons of Anarchy' Prequel

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 17, 2012 2:29 PM
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Sitcoms are a notoriously tricky beast to handle in terms of success, simply because if a show grows enormously in popularity and critical regard, so will the cast members who feature prominently in it, therefore leading to tempting offers for them from higher-profile projects. “How I Met Your Mother” is a sterling example of such a conflict, with a breakout cast including Jason Segel, Neil Patrick Harris, and Josh Radnor, who have established major careers outside of the show, but nevertheless CBS are still confidently pushing for a new season.

Review: 'American Reunion' Is A Stale Slice Of 'Pie' That Coasts On Nostalgia & Cameos

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 4, 2012 6:05 PM
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“American Reunion” begins with the franchise’s typical sexual misunderstanding played for casual sitcom laughs. Married couple Jim (Jason Biggs) and Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) are preparing for bedtime when she excuses herself to take a late night bath. Without saying a word, Jim watches her leave before visiting bookmarked porn sites on his laptop computer, pleasing himself with a sock filled with what can only be considered an excessive amount of lubrication. Through a few prepackaged pratfalls too implausible to properly explain, Jim and Michelle’s pre-pubescent son learns that Mommy and Daddy had been pleasuring themselves in separate rooms, and lack the self-awareness to properly shield themselves when caught. The camera stays fixed on the silent milieu of an embarrassed Michelle shrinking underneath the bubbles in her bathtub, and Jim clenching the bleeding tip of his crotch, the two of them separated by a shower handle excitedly dancing across the tiles. It is quite possibly the saddest opening scene in recent studio comedy history.

Alyson Hannigan Is Going To Tell More Band Camp Stories In 'American Reunion'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 12, 2011 5:23 AM
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With Seann William Scott, Jason Biggs and Eugene Levy all signed and Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Chris Klein, Mena Suvari and Jennifer Coolidge all expected to return in the we-didn't-ask-for-this sequel "American Reunion," the lone holdout of sorts was Alyson Hannigan. Her name was curiously missing from early reports on the film but it looks like the "How I Met Your Mother" actress hasn't become too big-headed of a sitcom star to turn down this latest entry in the franchise (that, and it's likely Universal backed up a bigger truck full of money into her driveway).

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