OK. So, we’ve established that there is a gap still yet to be explored in How I Met Your Mother between the time that Barney proposed to his stripper girlfriend and he and Robin’s wedding day. In fact, earlier this week, we learned that — during that gap — Robin would have a new love interest, which will kick off in the opening episodes of Season Eight. Now we have also learned that Ashley Williams, i.e., Cupcake Girl, i.e., Victoria, will also have a multi-episode arc to kick off the season. That’s just mean, and you know why? Because Victoria is too good for Ted, but she is totally the logical choice to be the mother. Now, they’re going to dangle her in front of us a little longer, even though we know that she and Ted are ultimately not meant to be.
We don’t know how much she’ll be on Mad Men next year, but according to Matthew Weiner, we do know that Peggy Olson will be in season seven. “I can’t say how much, in what capacity or what [her story] is going to be, but she has not left the show,” said Weiner. I think she’d destined to return to Sterling Cooper, and my guess is that when she comes back, she’ll be made a full partner. In fact, the future of that agency is likely Joanie and Peggy.
I don’t know anyone that still watches Grey’s Anatomy, but I know that you people do exist, so I’m letting you know that Eric Dane — McSteamy — will not return to the show next season, joining the departing Chyler Leigh. Honestly, I don’t even know who is left on this show anymore.
Thanks to images from the NYTimes, we now know that — in addition to John McCain — Barbara Boxer and my own Senator from Maine, Olympia Snow (an awesome Republican, who is stepping down this year because she’s fed up with the divisiveness in Congress) will be on next season’s D.C. arc of Parks and Recreation.
Finally, I leave you with a promo for the next season of Adult Swim’s Children’s Hospital . Again, if you’re not watching, FIND IT. Watch it. Love it. This promo should tell you all you need to know about the show’s insane sense of humor.
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