What's going on with HIMYM? And while I'm at it, an office question. (Spoilers.)

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  1. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    Is it just me, or have there been, like zero (okay, one) new episode in the last three months? What's going on there?

    And The Office...what's the deal with Jim and Pam's baby? Did they not ever talk about the birth?
     
  2. scsiguy72

    scsiguy72 OTA Only..Free TV

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    I was wondering the same thing about HIMYM

    Last night they jumped around in the timeline a little, when they showed Barney gambling at a roulette wheel (or was it a craps table?) and Future Ted said "I'm getting ahead of myself" Barney was wearing the Ducky tie.

    I know it was a rerun, but that seemed to make the timeline off.
     
  3. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

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    I thought they said she was on maternity leave and that was about it...not much fanfare overall for the newest baby.
     
  4. lambertman

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    They've aired two eps in Dec and two in Jan every year for a while now. This year, just one in December (12/5) because of the two episodes on premiere night. Then 1/2 and 1/16, then Sweeps start on 2/6.
     
  5. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    2 new episodes this month alone. 7 or 8 in the last three months (depending if you count 24 October).
     
  6. mattack

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  7. YCantAngieRead

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    That's odd, given the fanfare for the last.
     
  8. alpacaboy

    alpacaboy Well-Known Member

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    with Jim&Pam's baby, my guess is that with the first baby, Jenna wasn't really pregnant, so they could shoot anytime with her. But this time, she really was pregnant and probably is on a real maternity leave. It might be awkward to have a big birth or announcement episode without Jenna there.
     
  9. TheDewAddict

    TheDewAddict tciddAweDehT

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    Plus, even in real life, the 2nd baby isn't as big of a deal. My brother and his wife just had their 2nd child last month. They posted some Facebook pictures, but it's not like the first one where you have the shower and everything. I imagine Angela's baby will get some airtime, but still not the level that Jim & Pam's first one got.
     
  10. Robin

    Robin Impolite arrogant woman

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    Yep, they're being very realistic. No one cares about the second kid, and the third is even worse. :D

    I'm 8m pregnant with my 3rd but my first two are in school so I'm out and about without them a lot. I get a lot of excited "ooh, is this your first?!" from random people (cashiers, whatnot) and I swear their faces fall when I say it's my third.

    Personally I view this as a good thing, I have no interest in discussing my pregnancy with random people at Kroger.
     
  11. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    This seems like a good place for me to post the obligatory explanation about Nielsen Sweeps periods. Except I don't have time right now. So I'll come back and edit this post later tonight. But long story short - you'll always get new episodes for the first several weeks after the season starts, in November, in February, and in May. Outside of those four periods, new episodes are always going to be hit and miss. Typical shows produce 22 episodes in a season, and there are 39 weeks between the start of the season and the end of May sweeps, so there will be 17 weeks during the season without a new episode. Most of those will be in Dec., Jan., Mar. and Apr.
     
  12. YCantAngieRead

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    Yeah, it's just weird, though-HIMYM seems to be off of what they even do on the same network.
     
  13. jilter

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    I long for the television seasons of my youth <sigh.>
     
  14. RandomTask

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    There was a new one last week. Lilly and Marshall moving to long Island, Dad showing up....
     
  15. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I'm not sure what you're talking about here. As far as I can remember over the past couple months, HIMYM has been new on the same nights as 2BG and 2.5 Men. I can't remember a week where any of them were new without all of them being new. (I don't watch Mike & Molly, so I can't say whether that one has followed suit.)

    Edit:
    According to TV.com, the last four new episodes of HIMYM were:
    Ep 14 - 1/16/12
    Ep 13 - 1/2/12
    Ep 12 - 12/5/11
    Ep 11 - 11/21/11

    For 2 Broke Girls, the last five new episodes have been:
    Ep 14 - 1/16/12
    Ep 13 - 1/2/12
    Ep 12 - 12/12/11
    Ep 11 - 12/5/11
    Ep 10 - 11/21/11

    For Two and a Half Men, the last five new episodes have been:
    Ep 14 - 1/16/12
    Ep 13 - 1/2/12
    Ep 12 - 12/12/11
    Ep 11 - 12/5/11
    Ep 10 - 11/21/11

    So on December 12, 2011 HIMYM wasn't new while the others were, but that's it. HIMYM aired two new episodes on its season premiere night, so it was one episode ahead all season and it needed an off week to let the others catch up. I'm not sure why this thread is popping up now.
     
  16. YCantAngieRead

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    I'm talking about weeks where Big Bang Theory is new, mostly. Most other networks do new episodes all the same week.

    Or at least, I thought they did. I'm starting to wonder if I'm going nuts.
     
  17. mattack

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    While I realize the "necessary" weeks (sweeps) are pretty much set in stone, I actually wish different shows would sprinkle the new episodes in on different weeks.. then there would be new stuff more consistently.
     
  18. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    I hate Robin's hair this season. That is all.
     
  19. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Two things:

    1. Every night in TV is different and networks make programming decisions on a night by night basis, not on a week by week basis. Often, the decision about which weeks to air new episodes (during the non-sweeps months) is a cat-and-mouse game with the other networks to try and pit your new stuff against other networks' reruns, and vice versa.

    2. Because each month of sweeps starts on a Thursday and ends on a Wednesday four weeks later, when BBT is new on a Thursday, you should look at the following Monday for HIMYM rather than the previous Monday.
     
  20. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    Has this always been this way? For some reason, I don't remember this stop and start in the TV season when I was younger (like in the 60s-80s). Seasons seemed congruous with a break only for the Christmas season. But I don't remember so many reruns being run within the middle of the season like now, except perhaps in the last 10 - 15 years. Perhaps in those days there were more "specials" or movies than here are now.
     

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