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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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‘Saved by the Bell’ Revival Renewed for Season 2 at Peacock as Dustin Diamond Announces Cancer Diagnosis

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Saved by the Bell reboot reunites the OG cast

Back to Bayside High means celebratory milkshakes at The Max on us!

NBC’s streaming service Peacock announced that it renewed the Saved by the Bell revival for a second season. Peacock TV confirmed the news on Instagram.

The upcoming installment will feature 10-episodes and comes after the initial season proved to be a hit nearly three decades later! 

“I’m thrilled that Saved by the Bell has been renewed,” executive producer Tracey Wigfield said in a statement.

“I’ve been blown away by all the love for the show and can’t wait to go back and make more episodes. Hopefully we stay on Peacock for many more seasons, and then in 30 years, somebody does a reboot of our reboot and invents the threeboot,” she said. 

Both AC Slater (Mario Lopez) and Jessie Spano (Elizabeth Berkley) are back as series regulars, while Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and Kelly Morris (Tiffani Thiessen) made recurring appearances.

Fans were even treated to surprise cameos from restaurant owner Max (Ed Alonzo) Lisa Turtle (Lark Voorhies). 

The only two characters yet to make an appearance are Principal Richard Belding (Dennis Haskins) and Samuel “Screech” Powers (Dustin Diamond).

The news comes after Diamond announced that he has stage 4 cancer. Mario Lopez, who reprised his role of AC Slater in the revival, reached out to Diamond following the news. 

“I connected with Dustin earlier this evening and although the news of his diagnosis is heartbreaking, we remain positive that he’ll overcome this. Praying for him & his family and for a speedy recovery. God Bless,” he wrote on Instagram.

TMZ noted that Diamond is currently in treatment. 


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Inauguration Day 2021: When and How to Watch Joe Biden’s Presidential Inauguration Online

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Inauguration Day 2021: When and How to watch Joe Biden's swearing in online and on TV

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are set to make history on Wednesday, January 20. 

Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, while Harris will become America’s first female vice-president. 

While the swearing in ceremony will look a bit different due to the pandemic and the added security to prevent any riots similar to the ones on at the Capitol two weeks ago, you can still tune into the virtual ceremony and be part of the historic day. 

Here’s what you need to know if you plan on watching the 59th inauguration online:

 

When

The Inauguration will take place in Washington D.C on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. 

 

What Time?

Biden and Harris will accept leadership at noon ET. However, there will be other festivities that will begin earlier. 

Lady Gaga will sing the National Anthem at 11:30 am ET.

https://twitter.com/ladygaga/status/1349748316901310464?s=20

The committee also announced that pop star Jennifer Lopez will be singing at the event, while country music singer Garth Brooks will perform as part of the swearing-in ceremony.
A special titled “Our White House: An Inaugural Celebration for Young Americas,” hosted by Keke Palmer will kick off events at 10 a.m. ET.

 

What?

According to the Biden Inaugural Committee site: “After they take their oaths of office, President-elect Biden will deliver an inaugural address laying out his vision to defeat the pandemic, build back better, and unify and heal the nation.”

 

Where can you watch on TV?

Mostly every major network will be covering the inauguration and the pre and post events. CBS, ABC, and NBC will be airing the events. 

PBS will kick off coverage with PBS NewsHour at 10:30am ET.

ABC’s coverage kicks off at 7 am ET with Good Morning America. There will also be seven hours of followed coverage from 9am to 4pm ET. It will also have a program titled The Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. – An ABC News Special at 8 p.m. ET.

CBS will feature coverage from 9am to 4pm ET, which will be followed by CBS News Special: One Nation: Indivisible at 8 pm. ET with Celebrating America at 8:30.

FOX has five full hours of inauguration coverage from 11am to 4pm ET.

CNN will start coverage on Tuesday, January 19 at 4pm ET and continue until Thursday, January 21 at 4am ET. Those journalists are going to work overtime!

MSNBC will feature coverage from 9 am ET. There will also be an in-depth analysis of the events of the day on The 11th Hour at 11 pm ET.

You can get access to these networks on Hulu + Live TV, Fubo TV, Youtube TV, or Sling TV, which all have free trials! 

 

How to watch online?

The inauguration will be streamed on bideninaugural.org and on YouTube for free. 

The Roku Channel will also feature free options to watch the events unfold on networks like ABC News, Cheddar, NBC News Now, and Newsy. It kicks off on Tuesday, January 19 at 8pm ET. 

 

The Afterparty: Celebrating America

Celebrating America will be a primetime celebrity-filled show. Tom Hanks is hosting from 8:30pm to 10pm ET on January 20.

It will air live on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC.

The committee announced that Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton: An American Musical, will “recite a classic work” during the festivities. 

Other artists set to perform include.Jon Bon Jovi, the Foo Fighters, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Bruce Springsteen and Justin Timberlake from all over the nation.

 


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‘This Is Us’ Not Airing Tonight – Here’s When New Episodes Will Return

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Sorry, This Is Us fans, but you won’t be tuning in for a new episode tonight!

NBC has pulled This Is Us Season 5 Episode 7 titled “There” from the schedule. 

The episode was set to be heavily focused on Kevin Pearson (Justin Hartley), who was in a car accident while trekking cross-country to be by Madison’s side as she gave birth to their twins. 

The official synopsis reads: “Kevin embarks on a stressful road trip; Jack and young Kevin go to a football training camp.”

Google lists the new episode’s air date as Tuesday, February 2, but that has not been officially announced by the network!

In its place, NBC will air an encore of This Is Us Season 4 Episode 14 titled “The Cabin.”

The network did not provide a reason for the switch, but if we’re taking a wild guess, it either has to do with production reasons amid the coronavirus pandemic (many Los Angeles-based productions have been shutting down temporarily due to a surge in COVID cases) or because of pre-inauguration day coverage. 

If the reason is production-related, delaying the episode might allow the network the air all the episodes in one solid batch instead of spreading them out. 

All the #OneChicago shows – Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, and Chicago Med – have also been delayed a week and will not air on Wednesday, January 20. The network will be covering president-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration instead. Episodes will return on Wednesday, January 27. 

However, if you’re looking for something to watch, The Resident will air a brand new episode tonight (January 19) at 8/7c while Nancy Drew and Riverdale will premiere their second and fifth season, respectively, on Wednesday, January 27. We’ll have reviews for all three shows available for you at CraveYouTV.com after each episode concludes! 


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