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'HIMYM' fan creates an alternate series finale ending

“HIMYM” fan creates an alternate series finale ending
Watch the “fixed” version of the series finale. PLUS: “How I Met Your Dad’s” Greta Gerwig loved the finale.

Amazon unveils FireTV, its $100 streaming TV box
You can even watch Netflix on Amazon’s new streaming box.

Matt Lauer & Al Roker to appear on “Sharknado 2”
“I can’t believe we gave away the whole climax of the movie,” Lauer joked, in explaining their cameo on “Today."

Steve Buscemi’s new AOL talk show will have him interviewing New Yorkers on a park bench
The “Boardwalk Empire” star will also talk to his celebrity pals on “Park Bench.”

Michael Strahan sort of confirms he’s joining “GMA”
“I don’t know,” he said when pressed by “Live” co-host Kelly Ripa this morning. "You know what? (If you) read the papers, I am,” he said, adding: “But this is what I do. This is me. This is my home right here; like, I love you! So no matter what, I go nowhere.”

“Breaking Bad” vs. “Metástasis”: See more pics from the Spanish-language remake
See how the Spanish-language version compares to the original, including the new Saul Goodman and the new Salamanca cousins.

“The Americans” co-stars Matthew Rhys & Keri Russell are indeed a couple
People magazine confirms the pair are dating.

“24’s” Jack Bauer covers EW
“I’m back, Dammit!”

Nickelodeon denies “Sam & Cat” is canceled
Despite some rumors, Nick insists the tween show is taking a scheduled production hiatus.

Travel Channel orders "Booze Traveler,” "American Grilled,” "Big Time RV” and more
Overall, Travel Channel has ordered 10 new series.

“Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” ties its series low during “Captain America” week
The hype for the film hasn’t paid off for the ABC series. PLUS: "The Mindy Project" returns down.

TLC orders “Psychic Matchmaker,” renews “90 Day Fiance”
TLC also plans to air the specials "Curvy Girls Bridal" and "Heidi to the Dresscue.”

Comedy Central orders “Duty,” a cop comedy from “Happy Endings” team
The sitcom pilot follows a former football star who moves home to become a local cop.

“Game of Thrones” star poses “topless” for GQ
But not HBO kind of “topless." PLUS: There are 70 ways to say "Hodor."

Billy Dee Williams dances with Chewbacca on “The Tonight Show”
After making fun of him for weeks, Jimmy Fallon invited the “Dancing” star on his show last night.

Willard Scott, 80, marries his longtime girlfriend
The former “Today” weatherman has been with Paris Keena for 11 years.

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<p>Tuesday&#39;s &quot;NCIS: Los Angeles&quot;</p>

Tuesday's "NCIS: Los Angeles"

Credit: CBS

TV Ratings: 'NCIS: LA' tops 'NCIS' as 'Mindy,' 'Voice' and 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' go low

'About a Boy' is Tuesday's lone riser

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

On a lackluster Tuesday with a slew of ratings lows across the board, CBS dominated overall and edged out NBC among young viewers, with the main notable being an "NCIS: Los Angeles" victory over "NCIS" in the key demo.

Given that "NCIS" was the second part of a nested spinoff for "NCIS: New Orleans," will this quell CBS' enthusiasm for the fresh project? Probably not on its own, no.

And "NCIS" wasn't the only show having a rough time of things on Tuesday.

FOX's "Glee" and the return of "The Mindy Project" were both down, as were ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "The Goldbergs" and NBC's "The Voice."

In light of yet another "Voice" drop, it's actually a triumph that NBC's "About a Boy" rose a hair in the key demo, while "Growing Up Fisher" was flat. 

On to the numbers...

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Peabody Award winners announced: 'Scandal,' 'Key & Peele,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'House of Cards'

Peabody Award winners announced: "Scandal," "Key & Peele," "Breaking Bad," "House of Cards"
"Orange is the New Black," "Orphan Black," "The Bridge," "Broadchurch," "Borgen," "The Returned," "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" and PBS' "League of Denial" also are being honored with Peabody Awards.

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Jon Cryer is writing his memoir

Jon Cryer is writing his memoir
The "Two and a Half" star's book, due out in spring 2015, will cover everything from Ducking "And maybe I'll talk about Charlie Sheen," Cryer says in a statement.

Watch Anna Kendrick's "SNL" promos
"When does the show air?" she asks.

Samuel L. Jackson performs "Boy Meets World" slam poetry
Watch his performance for Jimmy Fallon.

Conan becomes a Mary Kay beauty consultant
Watch Conan O'Brien smear lipstick over his face.

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Samuel L. Jackson on Nick Fury's future after 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

Samuel L. Jackson on Nick Fury's future after 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

Plus: How much does Marvel tell him?

If you've read any of the reviews of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" you probably realize that this isn't your typical Marvel Studios superhero flick.  Well, you're not alone.  Samuel L. Jackson, who sat down to chat with HitFix about "Winter Soldier" a few weeks ago, received a pleasant surprise when the script for the movie came across his desk.

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"The Real Housewives of New York City"

"The Real Housewives of New York City"

Credit: Bravo

'Real Housewives of New York': Is Heather ghetto or great?

It's another battle between Carole and Aviva

After this week's episode of "The Real Housewives of New York City," I'm still not sure I entirely understand Sonja's "caburlesque" concept, except that it involves wearing deeply unflattering lingerie, yakking mindlessly, and possibly boring the snot out of friends who have (apparently) paid for tickets in order to see the narcissistic mess you've created on stage. Still, it gave the ladies something to do in the Hamptons, so kudos, Sonja!

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Did Internet over-analysis help ruin 'HIMYM'?

Did Internet over-analysis help ruin "HIMYM"?
"What once might have been the subtlest of foreshadowing is now broadcast via bullhorn," says Johnny Gall of the Internet culture that spent the last nine years over-analyzing "How I Met Your Mother." The result was "HIMYM" writers trying harder to avoid being predictable.  Says Gall: "Much of the disappointing facets of the finale were a result of the writers refusing to give in to tropes (which audiences can now see coming around the corner), instead showing a somewhat true-to-life progression of events. Divorces do happen, friends drift apart, and when you sleep with thirty-one women in a single month, odds are good one of them will get pregnant." PLUS: Ted Mosby's son reacts to the finale, "Friends" vs. "HIMYM," why the ending was not a cop-out, "HIMYM" was supposed to be a show about failure, "HIMYM" was a show about "selfish young whites" in New York, and the 5 stages of "HIMYM" grief.

Jeep commercial blurs the line between "SNL" and advertising
Cecily Strong and 30 Rock starred in the Jeep Cherokee commercial Saturday night that, at first, seemed like another ad parody.

Irish college yanks an "Inspiration from Breaking Bad" drug-making manual
Two students at the Trinity College Dublin's medical school had published a paper titled, "Inspiration from Breaking Bad: The synthesis of mephedrone from legally-acquired domestic substances." PLUS: "Breaking Bad" original score vinyl getting a wider release.

Seth Rogen guests on Conan in Texas 3 weeks after guesting on Kimmel in Texas
Is Rogen now the go-to guest for late-night shows visiting the Lone Star State?

Kaley Cuoco: Getting breast implants at age 18 was the "best decision" I ever made
"The Big Bang Theory" star was on "8 Simple Rules" when she opted to go under the knife.

OWN's "Operation Change" international charity work show will feature a cameo by Bill Clinton
Sir Elton John, Harry Connick, Jr. will also appear on the 10-episode series.

"Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." bosses: Season 1 has been a learning process
"We've learned what works and what doesn't," says co-showrunner Maurissa Tancharoen, "and we're sticking with the stuff that works. It's an eight-day shoot, and we knew from the outset that there were a lot of eyes on the show with very high expectations. People were expecting to see a Marvel movie every week." PLUS: Is there a "Captain America" crossover?

"The Sopranos" creator to revisit his controversial finale
The American Museum of the Moving Image will host "An Evening With David Chase," which will include screenings of "The Sopranos" pilot and finale.

"Schmidt" from "New Girl" speaks at his alma mater, Syracuse University
During his visit, Max Greenfield revealed how "New Girl" chose Syracuse for his character -- it was the only sweatshirt that would fit over his fat suit.

Watch Drew Carey host "The Late Late Show"
"The Price is Right" pulled off his April Fool's prank pretty well.

University of Iowa students launch a petition to allow "Girls" to film on their campus
Students have also created a special T-shirt featuring Hannah Horvath with her face crossed out.

April Fool's? Investigation Discovery announces an '80s "Heartbreakers" series
The supposed miniseries will feature Peter Brady from the "Brady Bunch," Rob Estes, Judd Nelson, Nicole Eggert, Robert Wagner, Antonio Sabato Jr., Tracey Gold and Jamie Lunar.

"Selfie" books Natasha Henstridge
She'll recur if the ABC pilot is picked up to series.

"Shameless" hits a series high
Sunday's episode of the Showtime series attracted 2.8 million viewers, the best the show has ever had.

"Archer" creates a "Danger Zone" music video
Watch Charlene perform the Kenny Loggins classic.

"The Game" promotes Brittany Daniel
She'll become a regular on the BET series.

Watch new "Fargo" clips
Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman and Bob Odenkirk are shown discussing the FX event series.

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<p>On &quot;Justified,&quot; Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) and Boyd (Walton Goggins) go at it.</p>

On "Justified," Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) and Boyd (Walton Goggins) go at it.

Credit: FX

Review: 'Justified' - 'Starvation'

Raylan goes after Boyd to get to Daryl, and Boyd responds poorly

A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as I go with the "I was kidding!" defense...

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<p>J. August Richards plays a very different kind of bionic man as Deathlok on &#39;Marvel&#39;s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.&#39;</p>

J. August Richards plays a very different kind of bionic man as Deathlok on 'Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

Credit: ABC/Marvel Studios

'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' reveals secrets and sets up 'Captain America' nicely

So where do we go from here?

So much for making it easy for new viewers to jump in.

At this point, "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." seems to be serialized in a major way, and if you haven't been watching from the start, things just aren't going to make as much sense to you. That's fine with me, but it seems like their plans for the show have changed fairly dramatically since it went on the air.

Then again, maybe this has always been the plan. After all, this week's episode lands at the perfect moment before "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," and next week's episode looks like it's going to take the ideas from that film and run with them in a parallel way. This is the sort of thing I was hoping for when this show was originally announced, and this is the first moment they're really having to juggle everything at the same moment.

Does it work?

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Jamie Bell discusses his Revolutionary War spy 'Turn'

Jamie Bell discusses his Revolutionary War spy 'Turn'

'Billy Elliot' veteran has little to say on his 'Fantastic Four' role

RICHMOND, VA - Nestled next to the Richmond International Raceway, the vast warehouse inhabited by AMC's "Turn" are an unusual place to travel back in time to the American Revolution.

That's where I met Jamie Bell on a chilly day in late February. 

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Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev

Credit: HitFix

Interview: 'Vampire Diaries' star Nina Dobrev talks Delena 'rollercoaster'

The actress talks about Elena's latest challenge at PaleyFest

I had a chance to talk to Nina Dobrev prior to the panel for "The Vampire Diaries" at PaleyFest, and while we're both sad that Katherine's gone, she's glad the bad girl vampire got a send-off worthy of her character arc. I also asked her about that "toxic" Delena relationship (not my words --that was on the show, people!), and she weighed in. In short, buckle in. It's going to be a bumpy ride.

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Frankie Knuckles

Exclusive: Diane Warren and others remember DJ pioneer Frankie Knuckles

Read their thoughts on the late Godfather of House Music

When Frankie Knuckles died unexpectedly yesterday, it sent reverberations throughout the dance community.  Though his name may not be as familiar to some as the current rank of superstar dance names,  like Avicii or Skrillex or David Guetta, make no mistake about it:  Knuckles was a titan and a pioneer.

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