Thursday, April 22, 2021

Hulu Orders How I Met Your Father Starring Hilary Duff; Robot Chicken Takes on Riverdale

Hilary Duff

It was announced that the Hulu Originals comedy series How I Met Your Father from Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger (This Is Us, Love, Victor) has received a straight-to-series order to stream exclusively on Hulu in the United States. The 10-episode comedy will star Hilary Duff (Younger) as Sophie, with Duff also serving as a producer. The sequel will use a multi-camera and single-camera approach similar to its predecessor. How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas will executive produce alongside Aptaker and Berger. 20th Television, which produced the original, will again serve as the studio.

In the near future, Sophie (Duff) is telling her son the story of how she met his father: a story that catapults us back to the year 2021 where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options. With a distinguished career spanning over two decades in film, television and music, Duff returns to the small screen following her starring role in TV Land's breakout series, Younger. A pop-culture icon, Duff has had a renowned career as an actor/musician and has more than 20 million followers across Instagram and Twitter. How I Met Your Father will be the latest blockbuster title joining Hulu Originals' upcoming slate of highly anticipated and star-studded series such as Only Murders in the Building, Nine Perfect Strangers, Pam & Tommy and The Dropout. How I Met Your Father also joins Hulu Originals' commercial and critically successful Original comedy slate including Pen15, The Great, Ramy, Woke and Dollface. How I Met Your Father is written by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. Executive producers for How I Met Your Father include Aptaker, Berger, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. Adam Londy will serve as co-executive producer, and Hilary Duff will serve as a producer. How I Met Your Father is a production of 20th Television.


The Bleepin' Robot Chicken Archie Comics Special

Finally, the teens at Riverdale High are gifted with their very own skewering stop-motion special with The Bleepin' Robot Chicken Archie Comics Special premiering Sunday, May 23 at midnight ET/PT on Adult Swim, the #1 destination for young adults. In the half-hour special, Archie faces the action-packed return of Josie and the Pussycats from outer space to Riverdale in this animated comedy. Featuring the origin of Archie Andrews as only the Robot Chicken writers can tell it! The Bleepin' Robot Chicken Archie Comics Special features a star-studded voice cast that includes Fred Armisen, Rachel Leigh Cook, Hugh Davidson, Donald Faison, Betty Gilpin, Clare Grant, Seth Green, Jared Harris, Jane Lynch, Jason Mantzoukas, Breckin Meyer, Ryan Phillipe, Katee Sackhoff, Amy Sedaris, and Cree Summer among others. Robot Chicken uses stop-motion animation to bring pop-culture parodies to life in a modern take on the variety/sketch show format. The series debuted February 2005 and remains among the top-rated original series on Adult Swim. Robot Chicken is created, and executive produced by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, and their Stoopid Buddy Stoodios partners, John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner, also serve as executive producers. Green and Senreich also write, voice and with Tom Sheppard, direct the award-winning series.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, May 11

black-ish - "Snitches Get Boundaries" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After one of Dre’s secrets with Pops is spilled to Ruby, he realizes that his relationships with each of his parents have changed since they got married and he no longer knows in whom to confide. Meanwhile, Bow surprises Jack and Diane with a brand-new car and tries to teach the twins how to drive.

mixed-ish - "Walk This Way" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Paul tries to become better friends with Denise so he uses his white privilege to help her out with her errands. Meanwhile, Rainbow, Jonah and Santi are selling chocolate bars for their school fundraiser but they pick up some questionable sales tactics.

Chad - "Hamid" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Desperate to score the newest LeBron sneakers, Chad finds himself on a wild and unexpected adventure with his uncle Hamid.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 10)

Tuesday, May 11

  • Mike Epps (The Upshaws/Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Catch Mike on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jimmy Tatro (Home Economics/The Guest Book) - Jimmy is a guest on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Michelle Buteau (Bless the Harts/Enlisted/China, IL) - Michelle will be on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Leslie Bibb (American Housewife/Nobodies/The Odd Couple/About a Boy) - Leslie appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Maya Rudolph (Bless the Harts/Forever/Big Mouth/Up All Night) - Maya is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Courteney Cox (Cougar Town/Friends) - Courteney stops by to discuss her docuseries 9 Months with Courteney Cox on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Amber Stevens West (Run the World/Happy Together/Ghosted/The Carmichael Show) - Amber appears on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob talks about his hit show 9-1-1: Lone Star, and shares some behind-the-scenes scoop on what it’s like working with his son, who is a writer on the show on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Chris Rock (Everybody Hates Chris) - Chris talks about Spiral on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Seth Rogen (Undeclared) - Seth talks about Yearbook on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Lonnie Chavis (White Famous) - Lonnie talks about The Water Man and This Is Us on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January-May)

Corporate - Season 2 Fam - The Complete Series Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series Til Death - The Complete Series

01/22 - Corporate - Season 2
01/22 - Corporate - Season 3
02/02 - Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - The Complete Series (2021 Retail Release)
02/16 - Fam - The Complete Series
02/23 - Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series
03/02 - Blue Mountain State - The Complete Series
03/02 - Happy Together - The Complete Series
03/02 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-4 (DVD) (Blu-ray)
04/20 - 'Til Death - The Complete Series
05/11 - Dead to Me - Season Two

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