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<p>Barney and the gang outside the wedding festivities on &quot;How I Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

Barney and the gang outside the wedding festivities on "How I Met Your Mother."

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Review: 'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Gary Blauman'

A wedding crasher inspires a trip back and forth in time for Ted, the Mother and the gang

A quick review of tonight's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as we work on the fat guy table...

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<p>Kelis at the NPR showcase at Stubb&#39;s</p>

Kelis at the NPR showcase at Stubb's

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South By Southwest Superlatives: Music and movies' best in show

Coathangers, dancing, 'The Mule,' Jodorowsky and fashion tips from Betty Who

Now that we've caught up on sleep and let the ringing from our ears cease, Drew McWeeny and I got our thoughts together to go over some of the bests and bizarre-est from from this year's South By Southwest music and film conference in Austin.

Despite having to leave a couple days early this time around (thus, missing out on half the music-side), I still managed to see more than 30 bands in two-and-a-half days. I enjoyed many of the films, including and especially "Only Lovers Left Alive" and "Before I Disappear," for this ninth year in a row at the festival, I'll always have my heart set and open for the hundreds of bands that make the tough trek into the chaos that is 6th street and appended.

In the gallery below, I outline some of the acts that left the biggest impression on me, including The Coathangers, Les Claypool, Kelis, Charli XCX, High Tension, and more. Read on for Drew's account of sitting with Alejandro Jodorowsky, watching "The Mule" and having a close-to-very-awkward moment.

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Sia

Sia channels Rihanna in new single, 'Chandelier'

Maybe she wants some diamonds for herself

Sia, who penned “Diamonds,” released her new song, “Chandelier” today. If you liked Sia for her quirky solo material or for her vocals with Zero 7, this is a whole different kettle of fish.   Her voice is heavily processed on the verses as she does her best Rihanna imitation.

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Nick at Nite cancels Scott Baio’s 'See Dad Run'

Nick at Nite cancels Scott Baio’s “See Dad Run"
The current Season 3 of the family sitcom will be its last.


Katharine McPhee to star in CBS’ “Scorpion”
The “Smash" and “Idol” alum will play a diner waitress who understands geniuses. PLUS: Judith Light joins "The Winklers," and Rachel Dratch joins "Dead Boss."


Chris Colfer to pen a “Glee” episode
Ryan Murphy asked Colfer, who’s already an author, to write an episode.


“The Daily Show’s” Jason Jones” to star in “Love Is Relative” on NBC
Should the comedy pilot get picked up, Jones would leave “The Daily Show” after nine years.


Bill Engvall and his family are getting a reality show
The comedian, who starred on "The Bill Engvall Show” on TBS with Jennifer Lawrence, has a docuseries in the works.


“Banshee” gets Cinemax’s largest audience for an episode
The Season 2 premiere was watched by 733,000 viewers.

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<p>What&#39;s this? A YA movie without a love triangle? Call the cliche police immediately!</p>

What's this? A YA movie without a love triangle? Call the cliche police immediately!

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Review: 'Divergent' succeeds largely due to Shailene Woodley and Theo James

Casting is incredibly important when you're trying to build a franchise

Somewhere between "The Hunger Games" and "Twilight" lies "Divergent," Neil Burger's adaptation of Veronica Roth's novel, and while I think there are some weird issues with the film, there are enough things it does right that I think it's a pretty safe bet we'll see Roth's entire series play out on film in the next few years.

At what point are we going to stop with the weird non-descriptive "Young Adult" label for these movies? What's wrong with the genre labels that already existed? "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent" strike me as similar in many ways, but "young adult" doesn't suggest anything about what you'll actually see in the film.  They're science-fiction films with young casts. They create alternate worlds or alternate histories, and they are more than willing to reach for the big metaphor.

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<p>Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse took some time to talk about fandom, cable versus broadcast, and &#39;The Strain&#39;</p>

Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse took some time to talk about fandom, cable versus broadcast, and 'The Strain'

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Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse on the enduring popularity of 'Lost'

Plus Cuse discusses his upcoming Guillermo Del Toro series 'The Strain'

Before last night's PaleyFest "Lost" panel began, there was a red carpet where we took our chances to try to talk to some of the people who showed up for the reunion.

I'm not great on the red carpet, and last night was a reminder of all the things that drive me crazy about the process. They put you in a space that isn't big enough for one person, let alone a reporter and a cameraman, and there's a horrifying feeding frenzy mentality that kicks in once the first person starts working their way down the line. Elbows get thrown, manners disappear, and people get aggressive about everything.

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Metallica

Hear Metallica's new thrasher 'The Lords of Summer'

Band debuts tune on tour in Bogata

Metallica unveiled a new song, “The Lords of Summer,”  on tour in Bogata, Colombia Sunday night and it’s a lightweight ditty about sand between your toes and gentle beach breezes… Not….

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ABC Family renews 'Melissa & Joey' and 'Baby Daddy,' orders 3 drama pilots

ABC Family renews “Melissa & Joey” and “Baby Daddy,” orders 3 drama pilots
The latest additions to the ABC Family lineup include: "Alice in Arabia," "Recovery Road" and "Unstrug."


Esquire orders “Lucky Bastards” starring “The Bachelor” Prince Lorenzo Borghese
The reality show from the producers of “Real Housewives” will follow Prince Lorenzo and his five pals as they work and live in NYC.


“Lindsay” producers had to help pay for Lindsay Lohan’s rent, security deposit, broker’s fee
Apparently, Lohan is broke, but the OWN reality show isn’t telling just how broke she is.


“Fruitvale Station” star Melonie Diaz joins HBO’s “Laughs Unlimited”
She’ll play a Sacramento cop who just returned from active duty as an Army Reserve medic in Afghanistan. PLUS: Danny Huston joins NBC’s “Salvation."


Pivot Network to show the Peabody Awards
The Millennial-targeting network will also show primetime specials on this year’s honorees.

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Angus T. Jones, wearing a long scruffy beard, says he was a 'paid hypocrite' on 'Two and a Half Men'

Angus T. Jones, wearing a long scruffy beard, says he was a “paid hypocrite” on “Two and a Half Men”
"I was a paid hypocrite because I wasn't OK with it and I was still doing it.” Jones told a Houston TV station after a visit to the city’s World Harvest Outreach Church on Saturday.


“The Office’s” Brian Baumgartner will play a killer on “Criminal Minds”
He’ll guest-star as a serial killer on the CBS drama.


Jimmy Fallon recalls Will Ferrell’s “crazy eyes” during “SNL’s" famous “More Cowbell” sketch
“I saw the eyes of a crazy person,” he recalled to James Franco during a “Tonight Show” commercial break. PLUS: Cecily Strong is working on a new Weekend Update sign-off.


Mindy Kaling to drive a NASCAR pace car
She’ll lead the Auto Club 400 this weekend in Fontana, California.


NFL is now demanding rapper M.I.A. pay $16.6 million for her Super Bowl middle finger
The NFL was originally asking for $1.5 million, but now the league wants more because it thinks she got $15.1 million in free exposure from the incident.


“Party Down South” stars end their standoff for a raise, agree to return for a 2nd season
The CMT stars were reportedly demanding a 1,400% pay raise from the $500 an episode they were receiving for Season 1.


Hannah’s book editor was blindsided by his “Girls” death
John Cameron Mitchell, who played Hannah’s book editor, found out about it during the read-through. "Afterwards Lena (Dunham) was like I’m so sorry I forgot to tell you,” Mitchell recalls. "I really felt like a Voodoo doll. I felt a pin in my heart, like 'Oh, shit.' It was a weird feeling.”


CMT to air Jeff Dunham’s animated “Achmed Saves America”
This will be the comedian’s first animated special.


Queen Latifah headed to “Hot in Cleveland”
She’ll play the aunt of Betty White’s City Council rival.


Melissa McBride reacts to last night’s "Walking Dead"
"I don't think there was really any other option,” she says.


Madonna dresses up as "Game of Thrones'" Khaleesi
"Happy Purim!!!!!!" she wrote on Instagram. "All Hail All Queens! ##certainty"

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William Shatner to star in 'The Shatner Project' home renovation show

William Shatner to star in “The Shatner Project” home renovation show
The DIY network show will have cameras will follow the 82-year-old as he and his wife renovate their house. “This is like a dramatic show with a revelation at the end,” he says, adding: “There’s conflict and there’s tension, and characters evolve.”


“Lost” boss: "No, no, no. They were not dead the whole time”
That was the biggest answer (from co-executive producer Carlton Cuse) to the biggest “Lost” question at last night’s Paleyfest. PLUS: See Maggie Grace & Ian Somerhalder reunited and more pictures of the cast, and Walt is all grown up.


“American Horror Story” will have a “Carnival” theme next season
“It doesn’t have a title, but that’s the idea,” writer Douglas Petrie confirmed in a podcast


Savannah Guthrie announces she’s married and pregnant
The “Today” co-host revealed this morning she tied the knot over the weekend.


“The Simpsons” creates a “Downton Tabby” spoof
The Fox cartoon used “Itchy & Scratchy” to mock “Downton Abbey.”


“Resurrection” still going strong despite 19% drop, “Crisis” has a promising debut
The launch of “Crisis” nearly tied “Revenge” in the key demo.


Oprah is selling her Harpo Studios for $33 million
The Chicago studio was home to “The Oprah Winfrey Show” from 1990 to 2011.

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<p>Frances Fisher and Omar Epps in &quot;Resurrection.&quot;</p>

Frances Fisher and Omar Epps in "Resurrection."

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TV Ratings: 'Resurrection' dips but wins Sunday for ABC

'Believe' plunges in Sunday premiere; 'Crisis' does slightly better

Fast National ratings for Sunday, March 16, 2014.

"Resurrection" dipped from its big series premiere a week ago, but was still strong enough that, coupled with "Once Upon a Time," it carried ABC to a Sunday night win among young adults (CBS won in total viewers), and badly thumped NBC's "Believe" in its timeslot premiere. The struggles of "Believe" in turn made the premiere of "Crisis" seem slightly more promising, while FOX's "Cosmos" largely held steady in week 2.

For the night, ABC averaged a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 7.65 million viewers overall. FOX was next in the demo (1.7, 3.94 million), followed by CBS (1.5, 9.11 million) and NBC (1.5, 5.91 million).

7 p.m. -- "60 Minutes" won the hour for CBS, with a 1.7 demo rating and 11.11 million viewers overall. ABC was second with "America's Funniest Home Videos" (1.4, 6.18 million), followed by a "The Voice" clip show on NBC (1.2, 4.45 million) and the "Bob's Burgers"/"American Dad" combo on FOX (1.2, 2.62 million).

8 p.m. -- "Once Upon a Time" won the hour for ABC (2.3, 7.47 million), followed by "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" on FOX (2.1, 4.3 million), "The Amazing Race" on CBS (1.8, 8.3 million) and more "The Voice" on NBC (1.7, 6.18 million).

9 p.m. -- After debuting with a 3.8 demo rating last week, "Resurrection" dipped more than 20 percent in week 2 to a 3.0 rating, with 10.8 million viewers. That's still a number ABC will be more than happy with, especially compared to the competition in the hour. "Cosmos" (1.9, 4.91 million) had a smaller drop, down only 10 percent in the demo, and was good for second place. "Believe" (1.4, 6.51 million) lost nearly half its ratings from its Monday night debut after "The Voice." "The Good Wife" finished fourth for the hour in the demo (1.3, 8.38 million).

10 p.m. -- "Revenge" won the hour for ABC (1.7, 6.17 million). The premiere of "Crisis" (1.6, 6.51 million) built on the demo performance from "Believe," and also beat CBS' "The Mentalist" (1.3, 8.86 million).

All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.
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<p>Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell), Wallace (Percy Daggs III) and Mac (Tina Majorino), together again.</p>

Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell), Wallace (Percy Daggs III) and Mac (Tina Majorino), together again.

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The 'Veronica Mars' movie spoiler review

Some more thoughts on the return of Veronica, Logan, Keith and the rest

The "Veronica Mars" movie was released on Friday, in a limited number of theaters, via various digital and On Demand platforms, and through digital downloads that came as one of the Kickstarter rewards. (Though I understand there have been some glitches with that.) I already reviewed the film in advance, but there are certain things I didn't want to talk about until many of you had seen it. So spoilers coming up just as soon as I'm a Hooters barback...

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