Maureen Holloway –
The TV upfronts continue – CBS presented its fall lineup yesterday with a couple of surprises – it will NOT be making a spinoff to How I Met Your Mother, which was to be called How I Met Your Dad, but ended up being called How I Met with Complete Indifference…
And it turns out that after 11 years, next season will be the last for Two and a Half Men . As it should be. It was never the same after the departure of Charlie Sheen and the kid who played the kid. THAT should have been called Two and a Half Jokes.
At one point, it was rumoured that Neil Patrick Harris might take over from David Letterman, and now NPH says yes, he was approached by CBS to host the last night talk show, but he turned it down, because he felt that he would get bored with the structure of the show. He does say he might be open to hosting a VARIETY show. Speaking of which, Maya Rudoph is going to host just such a show starting Monday night. There hasn’t been a successful prime time variety show on TV in years. It’s about time: we need a home for plate spinners.
Karma has returned to bite Ozzy Osbourne in the butt. Thirty years after the Prince of Darknes bit the head off a live bat in performance, the bats are having their revenge. It seems Ozzy has a barn on his property in England that he wanted to turn into a guest house, but his local council won’t let him because it’s populated by a rare species of … bats.
Call Alanis Morrisette! We’ve found the definition of irony!
Your daily dose of Mo with the Last Word – 05/15/14