Even though they have reached the final season, and we will finally see how Ted Mosby Meets the Mother, rumors are abound that the popular CBS series How I Met Your Mother will have a spinoff, creatively titled How I Met Your Father. The series will focus on a completely different set of friends, but with the premise gender-switched, I guess. So, less a spinoff, more just a self-imposed ripoff. We’ll see if this actually comes to fruition.
Well, Happy Halloween in Coven-land. I wouldn’t want to be a trick or treater in that version of New Orleans right about now.
Sesame Street brilliantly parodies Homeland in this hilarious video. I want to watch a whole show devoted to Sheep Puppet Saul.
That’s right, another week, another bunch of stuff that happened. Here’s what you may have missed in the pop culture universe…
-Trailer for the new Captain America movie? Boom.
-Arcade Fire’s new album, Reflektor, is now fully streaming, even though it is being officially released on Tuesday. Expect a full review of the album come Tuesday!
-Michael Arndt, writer of Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3, is no longer writing the new Star Wars film. Writing credits have been handed to director J.J. Abrams and original Star Wars scribe, Lawrence Kasdan. I’ll believe it when I see it.
-For those who care about such things, they found a new guy for that 50 Shades of Grey movie. Cool?
-Tom Hardy is playing Elton John in a biopic, Octavia Spencer is starring in the Murder, She Wrote remake. Guys, this week is weird, I think we’re done here.
HOLY FUCKING SHIT, YOU GUYS. The ante is up, the bar has been raised. This season is unstoppable. Let’s get into it. (Also, I’m going to have to start putting in spoiler cuts, because yeah.)
Yes, I know that I really only link to Vulture, but in all fairness, Vulture is my hero. Anyways, this week they released their yearly list of the 100 Most Valuable Stars, with a few other lists explaining how they calculate such a thing, who fell off the list from last year (condolences to Blake Lively, Jaden Smith and Gwyneth Paltrow, which is probably the only time those three people will be mentioned in the same breath), and who they expect to see in next year’s rankings (what up, Anna Kendrick and Michael B. Jordan!). Really interesting stuff, you guys, if you’re a nerd like me and want to see actors analyzed like they’re stocks. Shut up, seriously, it’s fascinating!!
(Above are the top three. Don’t act so surprised.)
Horrible news for people who like laughing and Nick Offerman’s mustache. NBC has put Parks and Recreation on hiatus for basically the rest of the year. There will only be two episodes between now and January 9, and is planned to return on that date, but NBC may not hold to that.* The show’s viewership has never been stellar but this still totally sucks a butt. The weirdest part is that, as Vulture puts it, it was a VERY quiet and abrupt decision- it’s not being particularly well advertised. Hopefully this is a developing story. If it’s not and Parks and Rec is just canceled then I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.
*Originally this article stated that there was no word on when the show would return to Thursdays on NBC; it is currently slated for January 9.