The Office Season 6 Finale Spoilers: Steve Carell leaving after Season 7

The Office to lose Steve Carell – maybe end next season?

Rumor is The Office is ending..soon or at the very least losing Steve Carell
When asked by BBC Radio whether he plans to extend his contract beyond the 2010-2011 season, Steve said, “I don’t think so. That will probably be my last year.”
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The Office – Steve Carell BBC Radio Interview

The Office – 6.26 – Whistleblower – Description

The Office: Whistleblower, 6.26
W: Warren Lieberstein and Halsted Sullivan, D: Paul Lieberstein
Summary (NBC): The press finds out that Sabre’s printers catch on fire. Jo (guest star Kathy Bates) shows up to the office in hopes of finding out who the whistleblower is. Everyone suspects Andy, who adamantly denies he leaked the information.
Source: Office Tally

The Office – Episode 6.25 – The Chump – Press Release

“THE OFFICE”

“THE CHUMP ”

05/13/2010 (09:00PM – 09:30PM) (Thursday) : HAS MICHAEL MATURED?– AMY PIETZ (“ALIENS IN AMERICA,””CAROLINE IN THE CITY) GUEST STARS – Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) is surprisingly cheerful after learning some bad news about Donna (guest star Amy Pietz). The new parents, Pam (Jenna Fischer) and Jim (John Krasinski), have trouble staying awake in the office. Meanwhile, Angela (Angela Kinsey) takes matters into her own hands when Dwight (Rainn Wilson) refuses to honor their contract. Ed Helms, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith, Oscar Nunez, Creed Bratton, B.J. Novak, Ellie Kemper, Paul Lieberstein and Craig Robinson also star.

Source: NBC

The Office – Episode 6.24 – The Cover Up – Promo

The Office – Episode 6.24 – The Cover-Up – Press Release

“THE OFFICE”

“THE COVER-UP”

05/06/2010 (09:00PM – 09:30PM) (Thursday) : MICHAEL SUSPECTS HIS GIRLFRIEND IS CHEATING – AMY PIETZ (“ALIENS IN AMERICA,””CAROLINE IN THE CITY) GUEST STARS – Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) suspects Donna (guest star Amy Pietz) is cheating on him and puts P.I. Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) on the case. Meanwhile, Andy (Ed Helms) is frustrated when no one takes his customer’s complaint seriously. John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Oscar Nunez, Creed Bratton, B.J. Novak, Ellie Kemper, Paul Lieberstein and Craig Robinson also star.
Source: NBC

The Office – 6.23 – Body Language – Promo

The Office – Body Language – Another Deleted Scene

The Office – Body Language – 2 Deleted Scenes

The Office – Episode 6.23 – Body Language – Promo

The Office – 6.23 – Body Language – Description

Name: Body Language

Summary (NBC): Pam and Jim work on their first sales pitch together to Donna (guest star Amy Pietz),the manager of a local restaurant. But Michael keeps misreading the signals she’s putting out. Meanwhile, Dwight encourages Kelly to try out for the minority training program.
Source: Office Tally

How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Finale Spoilers: Season 6 Spoilers Lily, Marshall & Baby!

HIMYM – Marshall and Lily to have a baby in season six

For those of you who simply cannot wait for this season of How I Met Your Mother to end in order to find out what happens NEXT season, here’s some insight.
According to Michael Ausiello, Marshall and Lily will indeed have a baby – no more of this beating around the bush, “maybe baby” stuff. They will have a baby, and it will be a boy, as was hinted earlier this season when Future Ted’s narration gave the audience this information. Says Carter Bays, “Every now and then we like to, in a roundabout way, paint a clear picture of who they are at the time that the show’s being narrated from,” he explains. “And yes, we felt like it was time to tell the audience that Marshall and Lily also go on to have kids.”
Bays goes on to say, “a stork isn’t going to drop a baby in their laps in the season premiere…. [Parenthood] is going to be a big chapter in their lives. There are a lot of steps ahead.”
For those of you who are Robin Sparkles fans (and who isn’t?), good news. Footage will surface of the 80’s star’s failed variety show with Alan Thicke. Carter Bays says,
“It’s inevitable that we’re going to see what that show was all about,” confirms exec producer Carter Bays. “That’s something to look forward to next season.” Indeed!
Source: CoolTVProps

How I Met Your Mother – Episode 5.24 – Doppelgangers – Promotional Photos

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How I Met Your Mother – Episode 5.24 – Doppelgangers – Press Release

MARSHALL AND LILY PUT FATE TO THE TEST WHEN DECIDING WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE READY TO HAVE A BABY, ON THE FIFTH SEASON FINALE OF “HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER,” MONDAY, MAY 24

“Doppelgangers” – Marshall and Lily make a secret pact to start trying to have a baby if they ever finally see Barney’s doppelganger. Meanwhile, Robin finally gets an offer for her dream job, on the fifth season finale of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Monday, May 24 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

SERIES REGULARS:

Ted………………………………………. Josh Radnor
Marshall…………………………………. Jason Segel
Barney………………………….. Neil Patrick Harris
Lily…………………………………. Alyson Hannigan
Robin ………………………………. Cobie Smulders

RECURRING CAST

Narrator…………………………………… Bob Saget
Don…………………………………….. Ben Koldyke
Daughter…………………………… Lyndsy Fonseca
Son……………………………………… David Henrie

GUEST CAST:

Sal………………………………………. Brian Huskey
Margaret…………………………………… Bette Rae
Korean Woman…………………………. Mina Kim
Flo……………………………… Bonnie Bailey-Reed
Petra……………………………. Brianna Belladonna

WRITTEN BY: Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, co-creators and executive producers

DIRECTED BY: Pamela Fryman

RATING: To Be Announced

Source: CBS

HIMYM – Cobie Smulders interview

[Spoilerphobes beware: Smulders revealed a few mild plot twists ahead in the series’ fifth season.]

So when are we going to see Robin Sparkles again?
I don’t know! Hopefully soon. She took a little bit of a respite, didn’t she?

The writers are really spacing out her appearances.
They dropped the idea of Robin having a variety show too.

I wanted to ask you about that. Earlier this season (in the episode “The Rough Patch”) Alan Thicke revealed that he and Robin co-starred in a Canadian variety show together and then Barney ran off to try to find the footage but —
[The writers] never made anything of it, so I am hoping that when we come back for season six that we will get some crazy variety show with Alan Thicke. That would be amazing. Any excuse to bring Alan Thicke back on the show.

Your show gets so many great guest stars — from Britney Spears to Peter Bogdanovich. Did you hit it off with one in particular?
I love — just as a person — Sarah Chalke. She’s now one of my good friends, so I think I am probably biased towards that, but we also had her for quite some time. She was with
us for what, seven episodes or something like that? So it was nice to have someone actually there for a good chunk of time and allow her character to develop and all that stuff.

Speaking of characters sticking around on the show, what happened to Robin’s new beau Don? Even though he and Robin have been dating, we haven’t seen him since their first date.
Well, there is a pretty big season finale coming up where some stuff goes down with Don.

Bad stuff?
Some bad stuff goes down with Don, so I have a feeling he may not be with us for much longer.

Message received. You guys also shot an episode with Chris Kattan and Jason Lewis.

I think that is the episode before the season finale. But I was bummed! I am a fan of Chris Kattan actually and we weren’t on set that day. They actually shot a movie that will be shown within the show, which actually didn’t involve any characters from the show so none of us worked that day. Our crew basically shot a mini-movie while we were at home. I hear it’s pretty funny and amazing and I am excited to see what Chris Kattan comes up with in terms of what his thoughts on Ted Mosby are. He’s playing sort of a cartoon version of Ted.

That’s such a genius casting choice. Chris Kattan really has the Ted Mosby spiky hair.
We have some really good writers who have some pretty awesome ideas.

Can you talk about how the movie within the show fits into the season?
Was it last season that Sarah Chalke was on the show?

Right, season four.
Yeah, so we ended the season with Sarah’s character Stella moving to Los Angeles with Tony (Jason Jones). Basically, he went to L.A. to become a movie writer and wrote this movie that we end up watching and sort of discover is about his relationship with Stella and the whole leaving-him-at-the-altar sort of thing. But it’s not entirely fact-based. It’s kind of made-up — his version of what happened.

Moving on to Robin’s love life, what did you first think when the writers told you that they were conceiving a Robin-Barney romance? As a viewer, it seemed like it would be a complete disaster but it turned out that Robin and Barney had really sweet chemistry.
I was surprised when they decided to do it and then like you, I got on board with it. I love working with Neil. He is so much fun and we just have a really good time on set together. So it was fun to play more intimate scenes together but I think that relationship definitely had an expiration date so it was just a matter of time before they broke up. But it was sort of bittersweet. I feel like it is something that they could maybe touch upon again, but you never know. I think they like to leave things kind of open-ended on our show in case they want to hop back, because the timeline is just so all over the place .

And Ted is a totally unreliable narrator —
Yes, we can definitely rely on that, “Oops! Ted told the story wrong, so let’s tell it again the right way.”

It’s funny how that makes for entertaining television, but if someone kept pulling that in real life, they would be one of the most annoying storytellers ever.
Totally.

I know that Ted’s character is based on your executive producer Carter Bays, and Marshall and Lily are based on your other executive producer Craig Thomas and his wife. Are Robin and Barney based on anyone in real life?

No, I think that they just wanted a character that was female and confidant and sort of a guys’ girl and they came up with Robin. Over the years, the idea of Robin sort of morphed — I got hired and they decided to make her Canadian after I came on the show. I think that over the course of a show, the characters shift in different ways but I think that they probably just probably wanted to have a Robin-like energy in the cast, maybe to help counteract Barney’s machismo. I would love to meet Robin in real life if she existed.

Me too. There were a few scenes this season that seemed un-Robin-like to me though. She was constantly having to listen to Barney brag about all of his conquests post break-up without commenting or seeming hurt. I was glad that the writers finally addressed her feelings about the break-up.
I was glad they did that too because every episode we shot, I was sitting there like, “I am not going to be in this scene, right? Can I please be written out of this scene because this is awkward?” I was really happy when they finally shot that episode. I don’t know if they had been planning it all along and just refused to tell me because they wanted it to be a surprise or if I was just complaining about it so much that they just wrote it like that. But it was nice — it was a very validating episode.

There have been some especially crazy stories this season that have gotten mixed reviews from fans, like the episode where a monkey robbed Marshall. After five seasons with the show, did some scripts strike you as especially out-of-left-field this year?
I think [the writers] take ideas that they think are really funny, and they manifest those ideas however they can. But I feel like every episode sort of molds together, and sometimes we are doing things that feels kind of crazy. But it’s a sitcom we are allowed to push the envelope and try episodes where Marshall gets robbed by a monkey. If it works, it works and if it doesn’t, it doesn’t, but I like being on a show where they are trying new things.

What is the atmosphere like in between scenes? When I talked to a few cast members from the Big Bang Theory, they told me that they have these high stakes ping-pong tournaments that last the entire season.
We don’t have any ping-pong. We have scene changes when we move on to the next scene but we are really blessed to have an amazing crew and a great cast that gets along. Basically we hang out and chat and eat food and listen to music being played — there are a lot of live instruments being played but that’s about it.

Who plays instruments?
Carter plays the piano, and Jason plays the piano too. Some other guys play the guitar, and so there are some jam sessions.

Do you ever jam?
I attempt to, but I am never as good as they are. So it’s always slightly embarrassing.

What would you like to see happen to Robin next season? Do you feel protective of her?
Yeah, of course. I am going on six years with this character — which is kind of insane, but I would like to see her get a job that she is proud of. I think that her having this job that she has had for the last five years is a very funny thing, and I love doing the fake news, but it would be cool for her to get a really great job that makes her happy. I don’t think that love is anywhere on the horizon — maybe eventually, but I don’t think in this next season.

Would you like to see her end up with Barney?
I don’t know! I think it could happen. People always ask, “Is it going to be Barney or is it going to be Ted?” And I don’t know. I always thought that if Robin and Barney would get together, it would be at the end of the series, and now we have already had this momentary hook-up and I don’t know. It is always an interesting dynamic having the consummate bachelor mixed with the consummate bachelorette.

Is there one episode or scene that you remember being really fun to shoot?
All the Robin Sparkles stuff for me has been the best stuff to do. It’s the only time I have ever gotten to work in a recording studio, learn choreography and dress in ’80s clothing. It’s so much fun and when we did the “Sandcastles in the Sand” video, we were in Malibu for a whole day with our crew, just hanging out on the beach. There were dolphins swimming and I was thinking, “Wow, this is what I do for a living.” I love doing anything that has to do with Robin Sparkles, I hope the writers come up with more episodes for her.

So just to clarify, we will not see Robin Sparkles in season 5?
Nope. Unfortunately, no.

Hopefully Robin will quit her day job next season and return to Canada for a Robin Sparkles mall tour.
[Laughs] It’s possible. Anything is possible.
Source: CoolTVProps

HIMYM – 5.23 – The Wedding Bride – Promo Photos

Source: CBS

How I Met Your Mother – Episode 5.23 – The Wedding Bride – Press Release

TED TAKES A DATE TO SEE A MOVIE, “THE WEDDING BRIDE” AND REALIZES THAT IT’S LOOSELY BASED ON HIS OWN RELATIONSHIP WITH AN EX, ON “HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER,” MONDAY, MAY 17

Judy Greer (“Love Happens”) Guest Stars as Royce, Ted’s Date

Jason Lewis (“Sex and the City”), Malin Akerman (“27 Dresses”) and Chris Kattan (“The Middle”) Guest Star as the Movie Versions of Tony, Stella and Ted

“The Wedding Bride” – When Ted takes a date to see a new hit movie, “The Wedding Bride,” he is shocked to learn the story is loosely based on his life, and that it was written by Tony, the man Stella left him for at the altar, on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Monday, May 17 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Judy Greer (“Love Happens”) guest stars as Royce, Ted’s date. Jason Lewis (“Sex and the City”), Malin Akerman (“27 Dresses”) and Chris Kattan (“The Middle”) guest star as the movie versions of Tony, Stella and Ted.

SERIES REGULARS:
Ted………………………………………. Josh Radnor
Marshall…………………………………. Jason Segel
Barney………………………….. Neil Patrick Harris
Lily…………………………………. Alyson Hannigan
Robin ………………………………. Cobie Smulders

RECURRING CAST
Narrator…………………………………… Bob Saget
Don…………………………………….. Ben Koldyke
Daughter…………………………… Lyndsy Fonseca
Son……………………………………… David Henrie

GUEST CAST:
Royce……………………………………… Judy Greer
Rachel…………………….. Gloria Calderon Kellett
Bruce………………………………….. Jeremy Glazer
Brian…………………………………… Arshad Aslam
Patricia……………………………….. Miranda Lilley
Jennifer………………………….. Shira Scott Astrof
Susan…………………………………… Megan Duffy
Jed……………………………………….. Chris Kattan
Movie Stella……………………….. Malin Akerman
Movie Tony……………………………. Jason Lewis
Billy…………………………………… Jacob Hopkins
Minister…………………………………… Tom Virtue

WRITTEN BY: Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, co-creators and executive producers
DIRECTED BY: Pamela Fryman

Source: CBS

How I Met Your Mother – Spoiler Chat – E! Online – 4-19-2010

Marshall and Lily are the best married couple on television. Fact. Got any scoop on my favorite couple?
I do love some Marshmallow and Lilypad. In an upcoming episode, you’ll see your favorite couple spending a weekend sleeping in twin beds. You’d think a crazy-in-love couple like Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) would swear off sleeping in different beds forever after that. Hardly. But those two actually get twin beds for their home! Good luck on procreating in separate beds, Mr. and Mrs. Erikson.
Source: E!

How I Met Your Mother – Episode 5.22 – Robots Vs. Wrestlers – Promotional Photos

HIMYM – Will Marshall and Lily have a baby?

In the fall of 2009, fans of “How I Met Your Mother” heard future Ted Mosby (aka Bob Saget) tell his kids how his friends quit smoking, mentioning that Lily (Alyson Hannigan) dropped the habit when she started trying to get pregnant and Marshall (Jason Segel) followed suit when his son was born.

There was no date given as to when that whole deal might go down. But, having just visited the set, I can tell you that the topic of “maybe baby?” is about to hit Marshall and Lily in a major way.

“We’re a show about exploring those rites of passage in the late 20s and the early 30s,” “HIMYM” co-creator Craig Thomas told Korbi TV during the filming of this year’s finale. “And it makes sense for Marshall and Lily, who’ve been together something like 14 years at this point, to be really considering that next rite of passage.”

That next rite of passage Thomas speaks of is of course pregnancy, something that his two lead actresses have recently experienced in real life. “Yeah, we’ve had a lot of babies born on this show,” he noted. “We really couldn’t have timed Lily and Marshall thinking about having a baby worse, a year after Alyson actually gave birth.”

And yet, for the show, the timing is sort of perfect. Five seasons and 100-plus episodes in, it does seem like the next logical step for TVs most loving married couple.

“It’s a great place to end [this fifth year] I think,” said Thomas. “The second half of the season hasn’t had an emphasis on ‘When’s Ted gonna meet her?’ and ‘Who’s the mother?’ It’s been more on watching Robin (Cobie Smulders) get into this relationship with Don (Benjamin Koldyke) and what does that mean for her, getting more serious with a guy now that she’s in her 30s. And it feels kind of fun to wrap up the season by putting the focus on Lily and Marshall and what’s coming for them. I’ve always felt like this show is about that second wave of adolescence. It’s not just about answering the question of who the mother is — even though we still have that question and I love writing about that question — but there’s something kind of great about deciding that we’re not going to end purely on that question. We’re going to show that we’ve really been telling a story about five characters.”

As for the aforementioned Robin, Thomas teased a somewhat more serious storyline that ends up in the finale as a kind of poignant emotional awakening for her.

Of course there have been rumors that one of “HIMYM”‘s former couples will reunite soon, which sparked the thought of Ted and Robin Part 2 being a possibility. I asked Thomas if he was aware of the talk and he offered this: “All I’ll say is, you know, we have a little bit of a triangle on the show. Both Barney and Ted have dated Robin and both were in love with her, so we have a fun moment toward the end of our season where that is acknowledged and explored. These are two guys who dated this girl who is awesome and now she’s getting really, really serious with this new guy Don — her cohost on the least-watched morning show on local television in New York — and there’s a great episode that kind of springs out of the idea that these are two guys who could want her back. It’s not the easiest thing to see someone who could have potentially been [your] dream girl get really serious with someone else.”

Thomas revealed that Robin will become involved with Don to a degree that she never really did with Ted or Barney and it will happen fast. “The end of the season explores Robin becoming a real boy, in a way, when it comes to love,” he explained. “She’s been a bit of a cold fish in the past. But we’re really going to see her be more vulnerable than she ever has and it’s really great stuff. Definitely some good comedy, but some really great dramatic acting from Cobie Smulders in our last couple episodes.”

As for Ted and Barney, the two will provide much of the comic relief, especially during the finale where we’ll see a blonde Josh Radnor and knife-juggling Neil Patrick Harris, dressed in a street performer jester-type outfit, apparently being driven crazy by one of only 11 women in the world who can swallow swords.

“There’s like this roller coaster ride of these really huge, exciting and emotional moments in certain characters’ lives and then just absolute insanity for other characters,” said Thomas. “I feel like it’s going to be a great finale, I feel like it’s going to be firing on all cylinders.”

As for Marshall and Lily, Thomas won’t say whether or not they intend to knock Lily up immediately or have the couple undergo fertility issues or have them run screaming from the whole process, for that matter. But one of the big questions of this finale definitely is, “Is the universe telling them to have a baby?”

Lily feels like the decision is too overwhelming to make on her own, so two episodes before the end of the season, she and Marshall will make a private deal saying that when they see their group’s fifth doppelganger, it will be time.

As longtime fans of “How I Met Your Mother” already know, we’ve seen three lookalikes so far: Lesbian Robin, Mustache Marshall and Stripper Lily. And before the finale, we’ll see the spitting image of Ted in the form of someone else too.

“And so,” said Thomas. “We meet them in the beginning of the finale, committing to the idea that [once they see Barney’s lookalike], they will to start trying [to have a baby]. And then all hell kind of breaks loose as they wait for that to happen.”
Source: Zap2it

How I Met Your Mother – Episode 5.21 – Twin Beds – Press Release

TED AND BARNEY FIGHT OVER THEIR LOVE FOR ROBIN, ON “HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER,” MONDAY, MAY 3

“Twin Beds” – When Ted and Barney jeopardize Robin’s new relationship by professing their love for her, Robin realizes that she is finally over them. Meanwhile, after spending a weekend sleeping in twin beds, Marshall and Lily decide to get twin beds at home, on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Monday, May 3 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

SERIES REGULARS:

Ted………………………………………. Josh Radnor
Marshall…………………………………. Jason Segel
Barney………………………….. Neil Patrick Harris
Lily…………………………………. Alyson Hannigan
Robin ………………………………. Cobie Smulders

RECURRING CAST

Narrator…………………………………… Bob Saget
Carl………………………………………… Joe Nieves
Don…………………………………….. Ben Koldyke

GUEST CAST:

Mrs. Gilmartin…………….. Kelly Holden-Bashar

WRITTEN BY: Theresa Mulligan Rosenthal

DIRECTED BY: Pamela Fryman

RATING: To Be Announced

Source: CBS

How I Met Your Mother – Episode 5.20 – Home Wreckers – Promotional Photos

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How I Met Your Mother – Episode 5.20 – Home Wreckers – Press Release

AFTER WITNESSING HIS MOTHER’S OVERLY AFFECTIONATE RELATIONSHIP WITH HER FIANCE, TED QUESTIONS HOW FAR BEHIND IN HIS OWN LIFE HE IS, ON “HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER,” MONDAY, APRIL 19

“Home Wreckers” – When Ted attends his mother’s wedding, he is extremely disturbed by her overly affectionate relationship with her fianc?, which forces him to think about his own life and make an impulsive decision, on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Monday, April 19 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Cristine Rose (“Heroes”) returns as Ted’s mother.

SERIES REGULARS:

Ted………………………………………. Josh Radnor
Marshall…………………………………. Jason Segel
Barney………………………….. Neil Patrick Harris
Lily…………………………………. Alyson Hannigan
Robin ………………………………. Cobie Smulders

RECURRING CAST

Narrator…………………………………… Bob Saget
Son……………………………………… David Henrie
Virginia………………………………… Cristine Rose
Daughter…………………………… Lyndsy Fonseca

GUEST CAST:

Clint…………………………………… Harry Groener
Judy…………………………………….. Suzy Plakson
Inspector…………………. Gary Anthony Williams
10 year Old Marshall……………. Koby Rouviere
Meredith……………………. Marianne Muellerleile
Wedding Guest #1…………… Thomas Crawford
Wedding Guest #2…………. Kathleen M. Darcy
Wedding Guest #3…………………. Cinda Adams
Uncle Larry…………………………… Jim Grollman
Muriel…………………………………… Linda Porter

WRITTEN BY: Chris Harris

DIRECTED BY: Pamela Fryman

RATING: To Be Announced

Source: CBS

24 Series Finale Spoilers & Movie News!

24 – series finale review

Monday night’s two-hour finale of Fox’s “24” is a bloody mess. It’s that good, and yes, we expected no less. Like “The Sopranos,” “The Shield” and other A-list crime-and-morality dramas, “24” doesn’t pretend that the end of the show means injustice, corruption and evil can magically be made to disappear.

So the show provides some resolution to this season’s story line, which revolved around the human and moral cost of trying to craft a Middle East peace treaty. At the same time, Monday’s finale makes it clear that counterterrorism agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) will always be outnumbered and outgunned in his battle to stop the bad guys.

The best Jack can do is stick his finger in the dam from time to time while he searches for the occasional ray of light. The last time he found one of those, however, in fellow agent Renee Walker (Annie Wersching), she was promptly killed.

Renee’s death continues to set up this season’s climactic action, as a near-psychotic Jack seeks to kill everyone involved. Even if that person is a head of state.

It’s vintage Jack, an equalizer whose raw fury we understand. “I would have accepted justice by law,” Jack says, in what could serve as a mission statement for the whole eight-season run of “24.” “But that was taken from me. [So] I am judge and jury.”  That sort of remark explains why Jack has been compared to Clint Eastwood’s justice-dealing cop Dirty Harry. Jack’s world, however, has never been as black-and-white as Harry’s, and things don’t change Monday just because the series is ending.

His adversaries include true creeps like robotic Russians and former President Charles Logan (Gregory Itzin), whose every utterance makes your skin crawl. It includes good people who have lost their way, like President Allison Taylor (Cherry Jones). He also runs with some good people who stay good, like young agent Cole Ortiz (Freddie Prinze Jr.) and loyal associate Chloe O’Brian (Mary Ann Rajskub).  The fact he and Chloe at one point are yelling threats at each other underscores how a few bad decisions at the top can poison the whole world.

So yes, the world is a mess. It’s also bloody, and while Monday’s finale may have fewer outright deaths than usual, it compensates for any shortfall in body count with nice touches like having body parts bitten off. All props to Mike Tyson.

It shouldn’t be any major spoiler to say that in the end, neither Jack Bauer nor “24” leaves us with any rosy illusions about saving or cleaning up the world. Jack never stops trying to make his corner a little better, however, and in the process, he closes out “24” the same way he ushered it in: as a fast-paced, first-rate action-adventure that pauses just long enough to show us a heart.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2010/05/20/2010-05-20_24_clocks_out_with_a_winner.html#ixzz0oVi5HFst

Source: NY Daily

24 – Episodes 8.23/8.24 – Day 8: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM – Series Finale – Promo 3

What have you heard about the 24 movie?
MICKEY: There’s a script, but the studio hasn’t read or approved it, so any intel must be taken with a grain of salt. As of now, the movie finds Jack all over Eastern Europe, but particularly in Prague. Of all the cast members past and present, only Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) is being considered to appear alongside Jack. Further, I’m hearing that no effort will be made for the film to be canonical — that is, it won’t necessarily be a “sequel” to the TV series. (Double-secret scoop: I hear it might feature a mole.) Source: TV Guide

24- Mary Lynn Rajskub Interview- Cast at Finale Party Video

24 – Series Finale – Party Photos

24 – Series Finale – Promotional Photo


Source: EW

24 – Latest from EW – 29th April

Question: I’m literally dying for some 24 scoop. Please, give me some!
Ausiello: The May 24 series finale will find Jack squaring off against his most formidable adversary yet: Chloe! “Chloe and Jack are in a real face-off,” reveals executive producer Howard Gordon. between her duty [as head of CTU] and her friendship and allegiance to Jack. Their “And Chloe has to decide relationship gets put to the test in a way it’s never been tested before. It’s a collision course that culminates in the finale. It’s about as hairy a confrontation as you can possibly imagine, and it“very emotional,” says Mary Lynn Rajskub. “[It’s] kind of ’s a nearly lethal one.” Playing those scenes was “really fun” and crazydone anything like that.”
…what happens between Jack and Chloe. I’ve never
Source: EW

24 – Episode 8.22 – Day 8: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM – Press Release

JACK BAUER DEMANDS RETRIBUTION WITH ONLY THREE HOURS LEFT
ON AN ALL-NEW “24” MONDAY, MAY 17, ON FOX

As the clock ticks toward the climactic series finale, three hours remain and a ruthless Jack Bauer is on an unwavering mission to uncover the truth, which only complicates circumstances for President Taylor as she prepares for a signing ceremony. Meanwhile, President Logan comes face-to-face with a formidable foe, and Chloe leads CTU on a high-stakes collision course with Jack Bauer in the all-new “Day 8: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM” episode of 24 airing Monday, May 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (TWF-822) (TV-14 L, V)

Cast: Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer; Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O’Brian; Cherry Jones as Allison Taylor; Katee Sackhoff as Dana Walsh; Freddie Prinze Jr. as Cole Ortiz; John Boyd as Arlo Glass

Guest Cast: Gregory Itzin as Charles Logan; Frank John Hughes as Tim Woods; Jennifer Westfeldt as Meredith Reed; Necar Zadegan as Dalia Hassan; Joel Bissonnette as Pavel; Thomas Ryan as Gary Klausner; Sarah Hollis as Susan; Reed Diamond as Jason Pillar; Michael Madsen as Jim Ricker; Julie Claire as Eden Linley; Navid Negahban as Jamot; Lesley Fera as Angela Nelson; Kathryn Winslow as Ellen Kramer; James Hiroyuki Liao; Graham McTavish as Mikhail Novakovich; Joe Sabatino as Captain Walleki
Source: FOX

24 – Episode 8.21 – Day 8: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM – Promo & Sneak Peek

24 – Episode 8.21 – Day 8: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM – Press Release

A ROGUE JACK BAUER REMAINS RESOLUTE IN HIS VENDETTA ON AN ALL-NEW “24” MONDAY, MAY 10, ON FOX

Michael Madsen, Gregory Itzin and Jennifer Westfeldt Guest-Star

With only four hours left, a rogue Jack Bauer stops at nothing to determine who is behind the day’s most devastating events, and he uncovers an unexpected lead in the all-new “Day 8: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM” episode of 24 airing Monday, May 10 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (TWF-821) (TV-14 L, V)

Cast: Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer; Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O’Brian; Cherry Jones as Allison Taylor; Mykelti Williamson as Brian Hastings; Chris Diamantopoulos as Rob Weiss; Katee Sackhoff as Dana Walsh; Freddie Prinze Jr. as Cole Ortiz; John Boyd as Arlo Glass

Guest Cast: Gregory Itzin as Charles Logan; Jennifer Westfeldt as Meredith Reed; Necar Zadegan as Dalia Hassan; Joel Bissonnette as Pavel; Thomas Ryan as Gary Klausner; Sarah Hollis as Susan; Reed Diamond as Jason Pillar; Michael Madsen as Jim Ricker; Julie Claire as Eden Linley; Navid Negahban as Jamot; Graham McTavish as Mikhail Novakovich; Joe Sabatino as Captain Walleki

Source: FOX

24- Annie Wersching Interview

Friday Night Lights Season 4 Spoilers: Season 5 Show’s Last Season

Friday Night Lights – New Season 4 Promo

Friday Night Lights – First Look at Season 4


Source: NY Post

Friday Night Lights – Season 4 – Promotional Photos

Friday Night Lights – 5th Season will be the last

The fifth season of Friday Night Lights will be its last, multiple sources confirm.

Although an NBC rep insists no official decision on FNL’s future has been made, I’m told the network has informed the show’s cast that they’re free to pursue other work after production on season 5 wraps in June. And while the news is sure to make you — and, more importantly, me — sad, this cloud is chockablock with silver linings. To wit:

* We won’t realize the show is gone for ages. While season 4 wraps tonight on DirecTV, it won’t even debut on NBC until April 30. And the fifth season? That may not hit the network until 2011.
* While there was always the possibility that the critical darling could continue for a sixth season, no one connected to the show really expected it to. In other words, though we may sniffle and sob, the cast and crew have already gotten that out of their system by now.
* For the show’s MVPs, the timing is great: Pilot season is just kicking off, so the actors are free to attach themselves to new fall shows with no availability issues. As I mentioned, production on season 5 is expected to wrap in June or July, right around the time most broadcast shows start up production. (My God, can you imagine the bidding wars that’ll ensue over the services of Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton?)
* The timing of the announcement is also great for behind-the-scenes quarterback Jason Katims and his fellow producers. Now they can call their final plays knowing that they’ll be their final plays.
Having said that, it’s still sad to think of FNL coming to an end. Eulogies anyone?
Source: EW

Friday Night Lights – New Cast Member

When Friday Night Lights brings the character of Buddy Jr. back for its fifth season (premiering on DirecTV this fall), he’ll not only have a new face, he’ll also have a new, though hardly improved, attitude. I’m told that rookie actor Jeff Rosick’s version of Buddy’s son will be, let’s say, troubled.
Apparently, the now-16-year-old enjoyed his two years in California — so much so that his growing pains only really begin when he’s dragged home to Dillon. Translation: In spite of his sweet heart, the words “temper, temper” will likely be directed at him with some regularity.
Rosick will appear on a recurring basis throughout season 5
Source: EW

Numb3rs star David Krumholtz tapped for Fox pilot

David Krumholtz’ next gig will keep him in the numbers game. The actor has been cast as the lead in Fox’s Untitled Ron Howard IRS pilot, sources confirm to me exclusively. The multi-camera workplace comedy, penned by Office writer-director Brent Forrester, is set at an Internal Revenue Service district office. Howard is exec producing with Imagine’s Brian Grazer and David Nevins. For Krumholtz, the project is in second position to Numb3rs, which is not expected back next season.

In other pilot news, upcoming House guest David Strathairn has landed the lead in the ABC drama pilot Matadors, co-starring Friday Night Lights‘ Zach Gilford.
Source: EW

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.12 – Promo

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.11 – Injury List – Promo

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.09 – Promo

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.08 – Promo

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.07 – In the Bag – Synopsis

Despite some doubt, Coach makes Vince quarterback. Tami struggles to comfort Julie who’s grieving over Matt’s sudden departure. Tim has a confrontation with Becky’s dad. Luke is badly injured. Landry makes a play for Jess.
Source: DIRECTV

Friday Night Lights Taylor Kitsch Interview

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.06 – Promo

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.06 – Stay – Synopsis

Coach searches for a strategy to shut down their toughest opponent yet; Tim reconnects with Lyla; Vince discovers he has a gift for car theft; Julie and Matt attend a concert in Austin and reach a critical juncture in their relationship.
Air Date: December 9, 2009
Source: DIRECTV

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.05 – The Son – Synopsis

Julie, Landry, Coach, and Tami rally around Matt in a time of crisis; Vince endangers his rising star as a football player by engaging in criminal activity in order to support his family; Becky and Tim grow closer.
Source: DIRECTV

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.05 – Promo

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.04 – A Sort of Homecoming – Promo

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.04 – A Sort of Homecoming – Synopsis

Homecoming at the newly-reopened school prompts Coach to investigate East Dillon’s history; Tami feels the wrath of the boosters; Landry and Vince both like Jess; Julie accompanies Devin to a gay bar; Matt and Tim go hunting.
Source: DIRECTV

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.03 – Promo

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.03 – In the Skin of A Lion – Promo

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.03 – In the Skin of A Lion – Synopsis

Coach betrays Tami’s trust over a financial decision; tensions between Vince and Luke threaten the team’s chances on the field; Tim helps Coach condition his players; Julie doesn’t want to go to church.
Source: DIRECTV

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.02 – After the Fall – Promo

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.02 – After The Fall – Press Release

“FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS”

“AFTER THE FALL ”

05/14/2010 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : A CONTROVERSY AT WEST DILLON PUTS TAMI IN THE MIDDLE – A controversy at West Dillon puts star player Luke Cafferty (Matt Lauria) on the Lions’ roster. Elsewhere, Coach (Kyle Chandler) tries to reenergize his demoralized team and Tami (Connie Britton) takes an unpopular stand. Meanwhile, Matt (guest star Zach Gilford) meets an uncouth local artist and Tim (Taylor Kitsch) finds a new living situation in an unexpected place. Jesse Plemons, Aimee Teegarden, Michael B. Jordan and Jurnee Smollett also star.
Source: NBC

Friday Night Lights – Episode 4.01 – East of Dillon – Press Release

“FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS”

“EAST OF DILLON”

05/07/2010 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : NBC SEASON PREMIERE – THE TAYLORS DEAL WITH THE EAST AND WEST DILLON DIVIDE – Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) wonders how low his fortunes can sink as he struggles to pull the East Dillon Lions together while Tami (Connie Britton) navigates the new politics at West Dillon. Meanwhile, Matt (guest star Zach Gilford) gets a taste of life as a townie and Tim (Taylor Kitsch) is inspired by a college lecture on “the hero’s journey.” Jesse Plemons, Aimee Teegarden, Michael B. Jordan, Jurnee Smollett and Matt Lauria also star.
Source: NBC

Friday Night Lights – Taylor Kitsch Leaves

Friday Night Lights, which over the last season and a half has seen the departures of nearly all its original young cast, is about to endure another devastating blow. Popular heartthrob Taylor Kitsch, who plays bad boy Tim Riggins, will not be returning next season as a series regular, executive producer Jason Katims tells me exclusively.

Taylor found success on the big screen last year as Gambit alongside Hugh Jackman in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” and later this year will appear with Ryan Phillippe in the apartheid drama, “The Bang Bang Club.” He is also attached to the sci-fi fantasy film “John Carter of Mars,” which is set to start shooting this month. “Because this was a big opportunity for him, we wanted to let him do that,” says Katims. “We’ll stay in close contact with production and try to get him for as many episodes as possible.”

But the show made similar promises about former cast member Adrianne Palicki, who left last the series last season to star in a string of upcoming films that have so far ruled out any return appearances.

While the show’s other young characters, including Tyra, Lyla (Minka Kelly), Smash (Gaius Charles) and most recently, Matt (Zach Gilford), all left to pursue higher education, it was explained at the start of the current season, that college was not in Riggins’ future.

Instead, he has joined his brother in an illegal chop shop endeavor to raise extra cash to buy land. He has also entered into a romance with an under-aged girl. Either one of these scenarios could conceivably land Tim in jail, possibly taking the fall for his older brother, Billy, who is about to become a first time father. But Katims resisted commenting on the possibility of sending Riggins to the slammer, saying instead, ‘You’ll just have to watch.'” He also wouldn’t say if Aimee Teegarden, whose character, Julie, is college hunting, would return next season, as she too is being courted by film producers.

The series is currently airing on DirecTV through February and will rerun on NBC later this year. The NBC/DirecTV partnership guaranteed a fifth season, which Katims says he expects will be its last.
Source: TV Guide Magazine

What’s up with Matt and Julie on Friday Night Lights?! And how’s Tim Riggins lookin’ in the episode?
You’d think after Matt (Zach Gilford) just books it to Chicago without so much as a good-bye text to Julie (Aimee Teegarden), she’d want nothing to do with him when he returns to Dillon for a visit. So much for that. Girl has no willpower. In the season-four finale of Friday Night Lights, they have a heart-to-heart sesh about their relationship that ends with Matt offering Julie a plane ticket to Chicago. As for our dear Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch), he ain’t looking so hot. Well, less hot than usual. Tim will be making a huge sacrifice for his brother, Billy (Derek Phillips), and the consequences that come with it are hardcore. Also, I’ll have you know that Taylor’s performance in the final scenes did in fact make me cry. Source: E!Online

Brothers & Sisters Season 5 Spoilers: 1 Year Time Jump!

Season 5 will be 18 episodes only

Exclusive: ‘Brothers & Sisters’ time warp deets!

by Michael Ausiello

brothers-sistersImage Credit: Eric McCandless/ABCAll that wine-guzzling is finally catching up to Brothers and Sisters‘ Walker clan: The entire family is about to lose a year of their lives! As I revealed in Ask Ausiello this week, the ABC drama will likely flash-forward 12 whole months between the May 16 finale and next season’s premiere. In this exclusive interview, executive producer David Marshall Grant reveals why a time jump is being considered and what the fallout would be for the Walkers.

What are the advantages to leaping forward?
DAVID MARSHALL GRANT:
We all know that Rob [Lowe]‘s not coming back next year… [so Kitty] is going to be single next season. It’s going to be a little bit more of a nod to where we were in the first season with her dating. And when you add to that the possibility of jumping a year, it could be really good for us. Basically, by doing this all bets are off in terms of where everybody is.

Is there any chance you won’t do this?
GRANT:
At this point the odds are strong that we will do [a jump] or something like that that would shake us up in some way.

A couple years ago this would be considered groundbreaking. But now that it’s been done on Desperate Housewives, Battlestar Galactica, and Lost, it feels like it’s becoming a bit of a gimmick. Is that a concern?
GRANT:
That’s a problem with television in general in the sense that it’s very hard to come up with something new. So much has been done over the years — and done well. You always battle that “it’s been done before” notion. It’s all about the execution. An idea can be interpreted as a gimmick but if it’s executed in a way that creates new and exciting stories then it becomes worth it and people forget it was done a thousand times before.

With Gilles Marini returning as a series regular, is it safe to say Sarah would be more settled in her relationship with Luc after the jump?
GRANT:
Yes. We’ll be exploring Kitty as a single woman and Sarah and Luc as a couple.

Brothers & Sisters Finale: Who’s Going to Die?

Source: TVGuide.com

Brothers & Sisters

Brothers & Sisters’ Walker family has overcome cancer and a miscarriage this season, and it has dealt with the loss of the family business. What else could go wrong?

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From the look of the promos for Sunday’s Season 4 finale (10/9c on ABC) — a lot. The episode includes a massive car accident, and it appears that at least one Walker won’t survive. So, who?

Well, the show can’t go on without Mama Nora (Sally Field). Who would hold everyone together? “She is there to save her family, and I think in the finale, she is mostly invested in making sure the family stays together,” executive producer David Marshall Grant tells TVGuide.com.

With Nora through the episode is Sarah (Rachel Griffiths), as the two join Kitty (Calista Flockhart) on the campaign trail. Based on what Grant has planned for Sarah and Luc (Gilles Marini, who reportedly will be a series regular in Season 5), Sarah seems an unlikely candidate for a dirt nap.

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“I think there’s a lot in their future,” Grant says. “I think as Sarah fell in love with Luc, so did the family and so did America. He’s such a great, charismatic guy. We’re going to definitely leave them on a high note. He’s been great for Sarah.”

On a similar note, Grant says, are Kevin (Matthew Rhys) and Scotty (Luke MacFarlane), who found out their surrogate is pregnant. Grant says while biology takes it course, Kevin and Scotty will help Uncle Saul (Ron Rifkin) explore opening a restaurant. But, Grant teases, “they go through a very intense story as well.”

Justin (Dave Annable) and Rebecca (Emily VanCamp), meanwhile, consider a trial separation to deal with their growing marital problems. “They are both starting to see very different futures for themselves,” Grant says. “I don’t think it’s in any way a question of their love — the clearly love each other. They just have two different ideas of how they want to live their lives. I think that’s often the case with young couples: You just have to figure out how you’re going to do it together.”

Rob Lowe to exit Brothers & Sisters, “in talks” for new ABC franchise

That leaves us with Robert, played by Rob Lowe, whose announced departure from the show make him the most obvious candidate to die. And considering Robert’s recent dealings with Bill Stanton (Patrick St. Esprit), who Robert was trying to catch in a political corruption scheme, there are plenty of ways for Robert to leave the show — alive or dead.

“This situation with Stanton could turn dangerous for him,” Grant says. “He also certainly has his health to worry about, which has been an ongoing issue for him. And we have the relationship between Kitty and Robert, which has been up and down and could certainly hit a crisis if the situation with Stanton became a problem for Kitty’s campaign. There are many options, and we had a lot of fun with that in the finale.”

Even so, Grant says there will be a possibility for Lowe’s character to return in some capacity in the future.

Brothers & Sisters: Will Kitty’s run for office divide the Walkers?

So, who’s going to die? Since Grant confirms that the show is considering a significant jump forward in time between seasons, it really could be anybody.

“As we approach next season, we’re going to see people in very different circumstances,” Grant says. “Regardless of whether we jump a year, I still think we’re going to be in the position to shake things up. But if we do choose to do that, then all bets are off.”

The possible time jump won’t keep the show from producing a juicy cliff-hanger, Grant says, adding: “A lot of things are going to finally become clear to the audience, and at the same time, we’re going to be left with a lot of mysteries.”

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