UGH. 24 episodes of a 56-hour weekend. Does that make sense to anyone? They’ll have to do some episodes outside of the weekend timeline. How could there be enough stories otherwise? Are Marshall and Lilly going to argue about not going to Rome for the entire season?

I swear, if they spend the entire season on the wedding weekend…

CBS and 20th Century Fox Television finally closed the deal to bring the entire cast and crew back for a ninth and final season, when, according to the press release, “audiences will final learn the identity of the ‘Mother.’”

Barney and Robin’s wedding is definitely happening this Spring, but we may not see all of the event. The press release states that the mother will be revealed in season nine. When in season nine remains to be seen.

Important observation: Craig Thomas said yesterday that the wedding definitely happens at the end of the season. We know that Ted meets the mother at the end of the wedding. So, chronologically we can’t be that far off from her introduction. (ht Sepinwall)

Key Art: ‘The Office’ Season 9 | TVLine
Interesting that Mindy Kaling is still on the poster.

Key Art: ‘The Office’ Season 9 | TVLine

Interesting that Mindy Kaling is still on the poster.

An Austrian website quoted Segel, who plays Marshall Eriksen on the comedy, as saying he enjoys getting to do R-rated stuff again “because I’ve been playing the nice guy for quite a long time now. That’s why I’m gonna quitHow I Met Your Motherafter the eighth season.”

"Perhaps something got lost in translation, but Season 9 hasn’t even been addressed yet," a rep for Segel said in a statement obtained by TVGuide.com.

I say good for him. Maybe without core cast members they’ll end it at season 8, but I doubt it. 

If this happens, I would hope they would introduce the mother at the end of season 8 and do a season 9 with her as a regular. Please. No more dragging it out.

Warming Glow has a great write up about why season 9 would be such a bad idea, including the fact that all of the main cast members are itching to leave. I’m having ‘Scrubs’ flashbacks.

Thoughts on the new Scrubs.

witticismparadise:

Just treat it like a spin-off, and it’ll all be okay.  Come on, we can get through this Jordan.

Regardless, I enjoyed what I saw tonight.  Seriously, nothing close to the original and what the series used to be.  But let Scrubs 2.0 commence; I’ll be watching.

I enjoyed the first episode, seeing how they set everything up and bringing back the familiar structure of absurdist humor and pathos (especially the end.) but the second episode got me thinking.

The story line, addict fools naive young doctor, is one that the show has done countless times before. Being a reboot, it allows the writers to write the same stories/lessons over again for the new younger doctors. If we’re just going to see the same stories that we saw 8 years ago, why tell them? What’s the point?

The new characters are promising though. They’re likable and relatable, so hopefully they can mix it up and bring us something fresh.

Good news, Scrubs is on at 9.

imnosuperman:

Season 9 Facebook Exclusive Sneak Peak

"You’re like Shakespeare yo." "I am, like Shakespeare, yo."

E! Online thinks so…

"Good job, TV people! The new Scrubs is frankly just great."
This is misleading because to my knowledge Zach Braff is barely in the new series.

This is misleading because to my knowledge Zach Braff is barely in the new series.

Shooting the Scrubs title sequence as uploaded by Donald_Faison.

Shooting the Scrubs title sequence as uploaded by Donald_Faison.