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How I Met Your Mother Series Finale



We bid adieu to our favorite sitcom comedy last night! After nine years, fans finally got some answers on the series finale of How I Met Your Mother. But not everyone was pleased with how their favorite sitcom ended. Actually, the outrage by fans almost crashed the internett!!

SPOILER ALERT: We know that the mother is Ted’s wife, Tracy. The two met on a rainy train platform after Barney and Robin’s wedding, where Tracy played in the band. Well,  what we didn’t know is that the whole story Bob Saget was narrating as Ted in 2030, was really Ted explaining to his kids how he met their mother, whose been dead for six years. Some fans speculated that she had passed from earlier foreshadowing in the show, but let that all sink in!

Shortly after their long-engagement, marriage and kids,  Tracy died leaving behind Ted with his two kids. As he’s been guiding them through the story of how he met their mom, he also wanted their blessing to go date Aunt Robin, who he’s been in love with the whole time. The kids admit that while this was initially a story of how he met their mother, it’s also of how he fell in love with Robin. “C’mon dad, it’s been six years since mom died. I think its time,” the kids tell him!

Like many of their TV-couple’s before them (Ross and Rachel for example) Robin and Ted top the list for most on-again-off-again moments finally resulting in their happy ending. Truthfully, I always believed these two would be together in the end, but not like this. I hoped Robin would be the mother!!!!! In a way, I guess she now is. Ted’s journey of finding love has been and interesting one, proving that sometimes, finding your one true love comes with many bumps and hurdles along the way. Ted– six years a widower, with grey hair— rushed to Robin’s window with the blue French horn he stole in episode one to impress her. The show came full circle.

We find out that Robin and Barney’s marriage fell apart because of Robin’s huge success as a TV anchor. Barney finally met the love of his life— his baby– a result of a one night stand following the divorce.  Marshall becomes a judge in the Supreme Court and the two have their third child.

The reaction to the finale was filled with utter disappointment. Others  applauded the creators, Craig Bays and Craig Thomas for writing a realistic ending. Really, the tweets from upset fans are probably the greatest part of this whole finale. I mean, just look up #HIMYMfinale and you’ll read some of the funniest things in the world. There’s literally mobs forming and people praying that this was just an April Fool’s joke.

But alas, it wasn’t. The creators are sticking by their finale, tweeting many thanks to those who continued to watch and be part of the journey for 9 seasons– no matter what they thought of the finale. The actors are also personally satisfied with the ending.

Interestingly enough, the children (played by Lyndsy Fonseca and David Henrie) filmed the scenes where they were sitting on the couch talking to their father in 2005 in order to keep the children looking the same age throughout!

“We shot this last little section nine years ago. It was so long ago, I don’t really remember what I said,” Fonseca told People magazine.

Can you believe it? They knew how the show would play out this whole time!!!

What did you think? Are you satisfied with the ending of HIMYM or completely disgusted with the direction the storyline took??? But most importantly, will you miss your friends- Barney, Ted, Robin, Marshall and Lily? I know I will. And I’ll be the first to admit, I did shed a couple of tears. Alright, I cried uncontrollably!

And lastly… are you excited for the spin-off, How I Met Your Dad? After the negative feedback this finale got I’m not sure too many people are. Plus there’s always the possibility that the writers might ruin a good thing with a failed spinoff. But than again, there was also much doubt for this show after Friends, and look where we are now!

Share your favorite HIMYM moments with us!!!


Photo: CBS/How I Met Your Mother 

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Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

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The CW Fall 2021 Premiere Dates: See When ‘Riverdale,’ ‘Nancy Drew,’ ‘All American’ and More



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Summer may be in full swing, but The CW is already looking forward to the fall… and all the upcoming premiere dates! 

The network dropped a lineup of premieres for their hit shows including Riverdale, All American, Nancy Drew, Batwoman, Walker and more. 

Newcomers Legends of the Hidden Temple and 4400 also snagged premiere dates. 

Nancy Drew moves to Friday’s for its third season. 

The Flash and Riverdale will grace Tuesday nights starting November 16. 

Walker and Legacies will resume on October 28 in their usual Thursday night spots. 

Check out the CW’s fall 2021 lineup below:

Friday, October 1

8-9 p.m. ET/PT Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Season 8 premiere)

Friday, October 8

8-9 p.m. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Original episode)
9-10 p.m. Nancy Drew (Season 3 premiere)

Saturday, October 9

8-8:30 p.m. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Season 10 premiere)
8:30-9 p.m. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Original episode)
9-9:30 p.m. World’s Funniest Animals (Season 2 premiere)
9:30-10 p.m. World’s Funniest Animals (Original Episode)

Sunday, October 10

8-9 p.m. Legends of the Hidden Temple (New series premiere)
9-10 p.m. Killer Camp (Season 2 premiere)

Wednesday, October 13

8-9 p.m. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Season 7 premiere)
9-10 p.m. Batwoman (Season 3 premiere)

Thursday, October 14

8-9 p.m. Coroner (Original episode)
9-10 p.m. Legacies (Season 4 premiere)

Monday, October 25

8-9 p.m. All American (Season 4 premiere)
9-10 p.m. 4400 (New series premiere)

Thursday, October 28

8-9 p.m. Walker (Season 2 premiere)
9-10 p.m. Legacies (Original episode)

Tuesday, November 16

8-9 p.m. The Flash (Season 8 premiere)
9-10 p.m. Riverdale (Season 6 premiere)

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‘Cruel Summer’ Renewed for a Second Season at Freeform Ahead of Finale



'Cruel Summer' Renewed for a Second Season at Freeform Ahead of Finale

Cruel Summer may be airing its season finale tonight, but fans can already look forward to more spine-tingling thrills. 

Freeform has picked up the psychological drama for a second season, according to TVLine

“Renewing Cruel Summer for a Season 2 was an easy decision,” Freeform President Tara Duncan said.

“It’s the biggest series debut in Freeform’s history and the audience response has been overwhelmingly positive. [Executive producers] Jessica [Biel], Michelle [Purple] and [showrunner] Tia [Napolitano] did a phenomenal job telling an addictive story that’s tapped into the cultural zeitgeist. I’m excited to see where they take the series next,” she added.

Napolitano also noted: “Collaborating with Iron Ocean, our dedicated crew, charismatic cast, and our partners at Freeform and eOne has been the best first showrunning experience I could ask for. I am beyond grateful and excited by the amazing fan response to our show! Continuing to bottle Cruel Summer magic for a Season 2 is an absolute dream come true.”

The freshman drama stars Olivia Holt (Kate Wallis) and Chiara Aurelia (Jeanette Turner) whose worlds collide when Kate goes missing and later accuses Jeanette of knowing who kept her captive and not telling the police. Jeanette is adamant that she never saw Kate in captivity. The story is told over three timeliness in 1993, 1994, and 1995. 

The mystery is set to be resolved in tonight’s finale.

Per Deadline, Biel revealed that the mystery could return with a new story and the same characters or feature a new cast of characters. 

You can recap all of the Cruel Summer reviews below!

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2021-2022 TV Schedule: Find Out Which Shows Have Been Canceled or Renewed



2021-2022 TV Schedule: Find Out Which Shows Have Been Canceled or Renewed

We’re entering the season of refreshing the page to see if your favorite shows have been renewed for the upcoming 2021-2022 TV season.

Since COVID-19 affected production on many shows and delayed their premieres, the criteria for what gets the green light and what ends up on the chopping block has become more stringent this go-around.

As usual, The CW gave an early renewal for most of their shows including Nancy Drew, Riverdale, Walker, Batwoman, and more. 

In a shocking twist, Grey’s Anatomy has been renewed for season 18 along with sibling series Station 19. 

Unfortunately, not every show shared the same fate as Prodigal Son on FOX was given the ax after two seasons. 

Check out the list below to see which shows on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and The CW have been renewed, canceled, or on the bubble. (TBD means that a show has not yet gotten news about its upcoming season, so check back soon!)



The Blacklist

Chicago Fire

Chicago Med

Chicago P.D.


Law & Order: SVU

Mr. Mayor

New Amsterdam

This Is Us


This Is Us

Young Rock

Law & Order Organized Crime






Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist


Final Season 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine




Good Girls




Big Sky

The Good Doctor

Grey’s Anatomy

Station 19

The Conners

The Goldbergs

Home Economics

A Million Little Things

The Rookie




United We Fall

For Life


Call Your Mother

American Housewife



Final Season



The CW


All American




DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

DC’s Stargirl

Dead Pixels


The Flash

In the Dark

Kung Fu


Nancy Drew


Roswell, New Mexico

Superman & Lois


Two Sentence Horror Stories




Burden of Truth





Final Season 

Black Lightning




Republic of Sarah


The Outpost




Bob’s Burgers

Call Me Kat


Family Guy

The Great North

The Simpsons


9-1-1: Lone Star

The Resident

The Moodys



Bless the Harts

Filthy Rich


Prodigal Son


Final Season

Last Man Standing




Blood & Treasure

Blue Bloods

Bob Hearts Abishola


The Equalizer



FBI: Most Wanted

Magnum P.I.


NCIS: Los Angeles

The Neighborhood


Young Sheldon

B Positive

SEAL Team (Paramount+)

United States of Al





NCIS: New Orleans

All Rise


The Unicorn

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