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Welcome to our all new version of The Pit, where we are hoping to share news on a more daily basis. We’ll mix it up day by day and shed the spotlight on different areas of Entertainment, including movies, television, comics, books, music, etc. Today we’ll take a look at some recent Movie News.

Who ya gonna call? Apparently not Bill Murray. The beloved comic actor has turned down the deal to reprise the role of Peter Venkman in the second sequel to the Ghostbusters. Esquire was kind enough to get us an update on the project from Dan Aykroyd, who is still working hard to get the project off the ground regardless that it has been 20 years since they fought Vigo with the assistance of the Statue of Liberty.

Aykroyd told the publication; “…we have a story and a draft that everybody seems to agree would make the third movie. At this point, I think we’re closer than we ever have been.” One of the reasons they are closer to production is that Murray has “abrogated his rights” by turned down the project three times. He doesn’t have veto power over the movie anymore. As much as I’d love to see Murray join Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson in the jumpsuits hunting down ghosts I’d love it just as much for them to finally move on without him. Make Ghostbusters 3, pass the torch to the next generation of Ghostbusters and keep this series alive far into the future. There is so much wasted potential here.

Modern Family funny man Ty Burrell has joined the cast of the upcoming sequel to last years disappointing musical comedy The Muppets. James Bobin is returning to direct the movie and co-wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller, who co-penned the original and has written movies such as Fun with Dick and Jane, Yes Man, Get Him to the Greek, and The Five-Year Engagement.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Burrell will be portraying an Interpol inspector as the Muppets leave Hollywood for Europe (and I’m assuming hijinks ensues). There is no word on who will be co-starring in the other not puppet roles, but Jason Segel, the star of the last flick, will not be returning. There is no word if Walter, the newest Muppet who has uncanny whistling abilities, will be back or if he packed his bags along with Segel. No matter what, I think this follow up with be more enjoyable than 2011 film. Casting Burrell is a big step in the right direction.

It wasn’t bad enough that fox got to screw up the Fantastic Four movie franchise over two sub-par films by Tim Story, but they are getting their chance to do it again. The studio has announced a March 6, 2015 release date for a reboot of the Marvel Comic series.

Handling the directing duties is Josh Trank, the man behind the found footage superhero movie Chronicle. the movie was a great effort, but for me it doesn’t show that he is ready for a property like Fantastic Four. The 27 years old director has just one feature under his belt along with a couple episodes of The Kill Point, a short lived action drama that starred Donnie Wahlberg and John Leguizamo. They will need to knock the casting out of the park to get my attention, otherwise I’m counting the years until the property rights revert back to Marvel Studios.

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Last week How I Met Your Mother returned with its new season and once again dangled the mother in front of the audience without revealing much more about her. Will we meet her in the season (series?) finale? At that point will it even matter? Personally I’d like to see Ted’s relationship with the mother take off and grow. If we only get a minute with the mother it will feel like such a copout. Anyhow, for a first time in the show’s history all of the characters are paired up in relationships with three of them doomed for failure. It should be a fun ride seeing how over the course of the season said relationships crash and burn.

Official Description, “The Pre-Nup”: Barney’s extensive and comprehensive prenup leads the guys to put forth their own relationship principles, which their significant others do not find agreeable. Meanwhile, an incensed Quinn responds with her own prenup.

The episode airs at 8pm on CBS, followed by the new series Partners. What else do you have to look forward to tonight?

8PM

FOX: Bones (crime drama)
ABC: Dancing with the Stars: All Stars (reality competition)
CBS: (8:30) Partners (comedy)
NBC: The Voice (reality competition)
CW: iHeartRadio Music Festival (special)
ABCFAM: Switched at Birth (drama)
CARTOON: Regular Show/The Annoying Orange (animated)

9PM

A&E: Hoarders (docu)
CBS: 2 Broke Girls/Mike & Molly (comedies)
FOX: The Mob Doctors (crime/medical drama)
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of New York City (reality)
DSC: American Chopper (docu)
SYFY: Warehouse 13 (sci-fi)
HGTV: Love It or List It (docu)

10PM

ABC: Castle (crime drama)
CBS: Hawaii Five-0 (crime drama)
NBC: Revolution (end of world drama)
A&E: Intervention (docu)
BRAVO: Gallery Girls (reality)
FOOD: Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives/$24 in 24 (docu)
MTV: Ridiculousness/The Inbetweeners (comedies)

Release Date: November 23, 2011
Studio: Disney
Director: James Bobin (The Flight of the Conchords, Da Ali G Show)
Starring: Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, the voices of Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, and David Rudman (along with a bunch of cameos!)
Plot: On Vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brothers Gary (Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend Mary (adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds.

To stage The Greatest Muppett Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million dollars needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary, and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their seperate ways.

Thoughts: I saw The Muppets earlier today and I’ll start off by saying that I was disappointed in it. I’m not a diehard Muppet fan, but I am a fan. This movie was such a love song to the past that I actually felt alienated because I wasn’t a diehard fan. It was like one long inside joke that I wasn’t a part of. And unlike Pixar’s movies or flicks like Shrek that are made for kids but can be enjoyed by adults, The Muppets is aimed directly at kids and was almost work to sit through. Don’t get me wrong, I did not hate The Muppets. The parts of the movie that actually focused on them was enjoyable and there were a lot of laughs and smiles to be had. The big problem was that the film took too long to get us to the actual Muppets that we came to see, and even still there was too much focus on the human characters and the newest muppet Walter. I usually love both Jason Segel and Amy Adams, but their characters and story just did not work here. They were more distracting than anything else.

If you have kids, I recommend you taking them to see this. The same goes for if you are a huge fan of The Muppet Show. If you are a passing fan like me, wait and watch this on Blu-Ray or Cable.

I know I’ve been talking about How I Met Your Mother a lot lately, but the show has been on its game week after week. The sitcom has a great balance of funny and touching real life moments with a cast that I want to be friends with. Tonight’s episode airs at 8pm on CBS; “Ted and Barney make a life-altering decision; and Robin tries to talk Lily and Marshall out of moving to Long Island.” It’ll be nice to see some action on my old stomping grounds, Long Island. I’ve said for a long time that I’d love to see the show shift focus from the City to Long Island. I can picture the cast and show growing into a more traditional sitcom and could this be a hint that they are moving in that direction?

What else is on tonight?

8PM

ABC: Dancing With the Stars (reality competition)
CBS: (8:30PM) 2 Broke Girls (comedies)
CW: Gossip Girl (drama)
FOX: Terra Nova (action drama)
NBC: The Sing-Off (reality competition)
LIFE: Undercover Christmas (TV movie)
VH1: Basketball Wives LA (reality)

9PM

ABC: You Deserve It (game show)
CBS: Two and Half Men/Mike & Molly (comedies)
CW: Hart of Dixie (drama)
FOX: House (medical Drama)
USA: WWE Monday Night Raw (wrestling)
A&E: Hoarders (docu)
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (reality)

10PM

ABC: Castle (crime drama)
CBS: Hawaii Five-0 (crime drama)
NBC: Rock Center with Brian Williams (news showcase)
A&E: Monster In-Law (reality)
FOOD: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (docu)
SYFY: Scare Tactics (prank)
TLC: Cake Boss (reality)

Posted on November 21st, 2011 by ThePit | Comments Off on TV Tonight: How I Met Your Mother (11/21/11)
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How I Met Your Mother

Tonight at 8pm on CBS is the return of Slapsgiving!  How I Met Your Mother celebrates Thanksgiving with the return of the “Slap Bet” and Chris Elliot guest stars as Lily’s estranged father. After it as a new episode of Accidentally on Purpose, but I think I’d rather turn on my TIVO afterwards and check out the new Heroes., which is also having a Thanksgiving themed episode.

Also on…

8PM

  • FOX: House (Medical Drama)
  • NBC: Heroes (Supernatural Drama)
  • USA: WWE Monday Night Raw (Wrestling)

9PM

  • CBS: Two and a Half Men/The Big Band Theory (Comedies)
  • FOX: Lie to Me (Crime Drama)
  • NBC: Trauma (Medical Drama)

10PM

  • ABC: Castle (Crime Comedy Drama)
  • CBS: CSI: Miami (Crime Drama)
  • NBC: Jay Leno Show (Talk/Sketch Comedy)

How I Met Your Mother

Tonight at 8:30pm on CBS is an all new How I Met Your Mother. On tonight’s episode, Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) inexplicably leaves the gang’s local hangout, which leads the group to believe that he has a girlfriend. I’m pretty sure that the girlfriend thing is really a red herring and the truth is that his parents are in town. And I for one am excited to meet the Stinsons!

Also on tonight…

8PM

  • ABC/CBS/FOX/NBC: President Obama’s Press Conference
  • ABCFAM: The Secret Life of the American Teenager (Teen Drama)

9PM

  • ABCFAM: Kyle XY (Sci Fi Drama)
  • CBS: Two and a Half Men/The Big Bang Theory (Comedies)
  • FOX: 24 (Action Drama)
  • NBC: Heroes (Sci Fi Drama)
  • TNT: The Closer (Court Drama)
  • USA: WWE Monday Night Raw (Wrestling)

10PM

  • CBS: CSI: Miami (Crime Drama)
  • NBC: Medium (Sci Fi Drama)
  • TNT: Trust Me (Drama)