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‘How I Met Your Mother’ Creators Respond to Racist “Slapsgiving” Controversy

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As if 'How I Met Your Mother' hadn't been under enough criticism in its ninth and final season, the most recent installment "Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra" seemed to highlight several surprisingly racist Asian stereotypes that have appropriately caused an uproar. Following the controversy, series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have reached out to apologize for the offensive nature of the episode.

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‘Under the Dome’ Season 2 Sets June Premiere, Halle Berry’s ‘Extant’ Coming for July

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We didn't bother keeping up with CBS' Stephen King drama, 'Under the Dome,' in its initial 2013 run, given how far-fetched the sci-fi story quickly became, but will the people of Chester's Mill have a brighter day in season 2? CBS has officially set a premiere for Dean Norris and co. to return, along with a date for Stephen Spielberg-Halle Berry drama 'Extant.'

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Watch ‘How I Met Your Mother’s Boys II Men Cover of “You Just Got Slapped”

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Last night's 2014 'How I Met Your Mother' premiere "Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra" ran the gamut from elaborate loveletter to the series' best recurring gag, to another uneventful installment of the ninth and final season, but if nothing else, it gave us one unforgettable ending. Ladies and gentlemen, Boys II Men performing "You Just Got Slapped"!

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‘How I Met Your Mother’ Review: “Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra”

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How I Met Your Mother’ season 9 recalls its 14th episode of the final year in 2014 premiere “Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra,” as Marshall recounts his training to deliver Barney's penultimate slap, before the punishment finally arrives at the Farhampton Inn.

Previous ‘How I Met Your Mother’ installment “Bass Player Wanted” saw Marshall making a motherly new friend on the road to Farhampton, while Robin, Lily, Ted and Barney dealt with a mysterious stranger (‘Girls‘ star Andrew Rannells) pitting them against one another. So how does the latest episode keep the final season rolling down the aisle?

Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ season 9 episode 14 midseason premiere, “Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra”!

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‘How I Met Your Mother Preview: Marshall Prepares for “Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra”

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'How I Met Your Mother' didn't close out 2013 with quite the same midseason oomph as the previous year, but will the long-awaited "Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra" pick things up enough in time for 'HIMYM''s March series finale? Preview the final slaps in the first photos and footage of 'How I Met Your Mother''s 2014 premiere!

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FOX Orders Rainn Wilson Cop Drama ‘Backstrom’ After CBS Passes

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Unexpected, but okay! We were a bit disappointed to learn that 'The Office' star Rainn Wilson wouldn't return to TV as soon as we'd hoped, given that CBS declined to pick up the comic actor's buzzworthy police procedural 'Backstrom,' but it seems FOX has taken a big shot on Wilson with a full series order for the discarded drama.

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‘How I Met Your Mother’ Sets Series Finale Date for March 2014

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Well, this is an odd play for the Trade Federation CBS. 'How I Met Your Mother' will be on everyone's lips this coming spring as the ninth and final season comes to an ultimate close, but the end might be sooner than we think! The eye network has set an official date for Ted Mosby to meet the mother, and unless it's an April fools, the MacLaren's gang will say goodbye in March 2014!

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‘How I Met Your Mother’ Midseason Finale Review: “Bass Player Wanted”

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How I Met Your Mother’ season 9 recalls its 13th episode of the final year, “Bass Player Wanted,” as Marshall makes a motherly new friend on the road to Farhampton, while Robin, Lily, Ted and Barney deal with a mysterious stranger ('Girls' star Andrew Rannells) pitting them against one another.

Previous ‘How I Met Your Mother’ installment “The Rehearsal Dinner” saw Barney insisting upon a laser tag rehearsal dinner right up until the Farhampton event, while Ted and Lily revealed more surprising secrets to one another. So how does the latest episode keep the final season rolling down the aisle?

Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ season 9 episode 13 midseason finale, “Bass Player Wanted.”

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‘How I Met Your Mother’ “Bass Player Wanted” Sneak Peek: The Mother Returns, Plus ‘Girls’ Andrew Rannells

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The ninth and final season of 'How I Met Your Mother' will return from its brief hiatus next week with midseason finale "Bass Player Wanted," as the Mother herself (Cristin Milioti) makes a big comeback alongside 'Girls' star Andrew Rannells. The full set of clips and photos from the landmark episode have emerged, so check out how 'How I Met Your Mother' closes out 2013 in style!

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Matthew Perry to Remake ‘The Odd Couple’ at CBS

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On a day when movies and TV alike confront a bit of self-doubt in over-stuffing superhero films and retreading major classics, this industry is nothing, if not consistent. Next up for the remake treatment is Neil Simon classic 'The Odd Couple' for CBS, starring perennial 'Friends' castoff Matthew Perry, and another to be named later!

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