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Fall Promos for "Scandal" and "How I Met Your Mother": Give It Up, Mosby. For Christ's Sake

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | August 30, 2013 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | August 30, 2013 |

We don’t typically devote a lot of space to television promos, but you guys, I’m just so happy that we’re getting new and returning shows back in our lives. It’s been the same five or six shows for the last six weeks or so, and if I have to write about “Suits” and “Dexter” much more, I’m going to kick a cat*.

So first up, the How I Met Your Mother is not that revealing, save for one thing: Despite the fact that the mother is in the picture (even if Ted hasn’t met her yet), and despite the fact that the entire weekend is devoted to Barney and Robin’s wedding, Ted apparently still hasn’t given it up. This was my biggest fear for a season that will squish 22 episodes into one weekend (with many flashforwards and flash backwards): That they’d still attempt to create some dramatic tension around Ted and Robin.

We know what happens. Ted doesn’t get with Robin. Let it lie.

How I Met Your Mother Season 9 Promo

I have really missed hating on you, Ted. Welcome back. Oh, and I should also mention that Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) has replaced Ellie Kemper as a horrible wedding guest in one — and possibly more — episodes of “HIMYM” this season.

The “Scandal” promo, meanwhile, is even less revealing, although it appears that the opening episode(s) will likely revolve around the revelation that Olivia Pope is sleeping with the President and that getting out into the public. I get a very “Burn it all! Burn it to the ground” vibe from the promo.

Scandal Season 3 Promo

*No kittens were harmed in the writing of this post.

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