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Pilot Scoop: Kal Penn Joins CBS Comedy Ex-Men

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Kal Penn is one of CBS’ Ex-Men.

The How I Met Your Mother and House actor has landed the co-lead in the Eye network’s comedy pilot from How I Met Your Mother exec producer Rob Greenberg. READ MORE


Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on NCIS, Grey's, Glee, House, HIMYM, Five-0, Gossip Girl and More!

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Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: How is it that whenever I ask for NCIS: LA scoop, you give me zippo? Mister, you better be holding out on me because you have something especially awesome. —Amy
Ausiello: Is it too early to start teasing the season finale? No? Splendid. “Someone’s gonna die that we know well,” confirms exec producer Shane Brennan. “I’ve got the target, I’m just choosing which missile to fire. And there’s a character or two coming back to tie some things up.” READ MORE & GET SPOILED


Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Grey's Anatomy, NCIS, HIMYM, Vamp Diaries, Big Bang, Bones and More!

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Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Got any Grey’s Anatomy spoilers? It has been a while. —Sami
Ausiello: It’s been way too long, Sami. Way. Too. Long. Here’s your long overdue scoopage: Little Sofia threatens to derail Callie’s big Valentine’s Day surprise for Arizona on Feb. 9, but it’s not the tyke’s fault; it’s Mark’s. Callie asks him to look after their daughter but he’s got plans of his own, so she tries to pawn babysitting duties off on the other docs. I’m guessing it all works out because the episode ends with Callie escorting a blindfolded Arizona to [spoiler].

Question: All I want for Christmas is a good Meredith and Derek scoop. You got any? —Jessica
Ausiello: Santa Clausiello at your service! You’ll be happy to know that …READ MORE & GET SPOILED


How I Met Your Mother's Cobie Smulders Weighs In On Team Barney vs. Team Kal Penn

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Neil Patrick Harris or Kal Penn? That is the question. Or at least that was the question when I cornered How I Met Your Mother’s Cobie Smulders before the Emmys on Sunday. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


TVLine Items: Gossip Girl Visits New Girl, The View Honors AMC, Idol Works Blue, and More

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Katie Cassidy is ditching Gossip Girl for a New Girl.

The actress will guest-star on an episode of Fox’s new, Zooey Deschanel-starring comedy this fall as a wedding guest who catches the eye of … READ MORE


How I Met Your Mother Preview: Kal Penn's Role, Barney's Love Hexagon, Robin's Act of Violence

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Cobie Smulders fans take heart: How I Met Your Mother executive producer Craig Thomas says Season 7 is “very much a Robin season.” Thomas and fellow EP Carter Bays spilled some key intel to TVLine about …READ MORE


How I Met Your Mother Exclusive: House's Kal Penn Will Play Doctor With Robin

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President Obama’s loss is How I Met Your Mother‘s gain.

Kal Penn — who put the brakes on his acting career two years ago when he traded in his regular gig on House for a job in the Obama administration — is returning to TV with a major recurring role on How I Met Your Mother, sources confirm to TVLine exclusively.

A show rep declined to comment, but a Mother source says Penn will play …READ MORE