Friday October 24, 2014




TV Blog Buzz: 'Roseanne' turns 25; Will 'How I Met Your Mother' have a sad end?

This past Friday marked 25 years since the "Roseanne" era began.

While Roseanne Barr was already a successful comic at that point, her namesake TV show turned her into a bona fide celebrity.

After a strong first season, "Roseanne" would go on to be the top-rated show on TV for two years and continued to draw big audiences until the last two of its nine seasons.

Creator Matt Williams reminisces with the Today Show (http://on.today.com/1d3fSKo) about turning his own family history into the influential series. He says, "I don't think you would have 'Mike & Molly' without Dan and Roseanne."

The show's pilot is available to stream on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1gRIiHf

There are still just under a dozen episodes of "How I Met Your Mother" left to air, but the debate over the looming finale is already revving up.

The Huffington Post lays out 17 previous plot points that the show's creators could've used to wrap up (http://huff.to/19WJuYP) the dramedy.

The E! network has a theory about how the show might be leading to its conclusion (http://eonli.ne/18tgBRK), and it's not a happy ending. Could it be that Ted's mom is ... dead?

"The Wire" is one of those shows with enthusiastic backers who aggressively insist you MUST watch it.

Well, don't feel bad if you haven't, neither has actor Idris Elba, who played the pivotal character Russell (Stringer) Bell on the gritty drama (http://avc.lu/19eN5P4).

But don't follow Elba's lead, watch the show already.



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