via press release:




NEW YORK – March 12, 2014 – It’s the gang like you’ve never seen them before… Bravo Media’s “Inside the Actors Studio,” hosted by James Lipton, welcomes the cast of CBS and 20th Century Fox Television’s Emmy-Award winning sitcom, “How I Met Your Mother” on Thursday, March 27 at 8pm ET/PT.  Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel, and Cobie Smulders join Lipton to discuss the nine-year history of this beloved comedy just a few days before the “How I Met Your Mother” hour-long series finale on Monday, March 31 at 8pm ET/PT. Loosely based off the lives of the show’s creators, Craig Thomas and Carter Bayes, the series, which has won nine Emmy Awards, enters the lives of five best friends living in New York City as they explore the different places they are at in life and love.


The episode promises major laughs and heartwarming moments, as the tightknit cast interacts with one another, seamlessly transitioning from speaking as themselves to portraying their characters on the show. Find out which scene each cast member chose as their favorite, who answers an important phone call during Lipton’s interview, and which two cast members lock lips on the “Inside the Actors Studio” stage. Tune-in to see why by the end of the hour, “Jimmy Lip” needs to keep both of his hands where the cast can see them. For a sneak peek, please visit:


Quotables from THE episode:


“I’m confused by all of this because I thought I was coming here because the “Actors Studio” was a euphemism and I was looking to get inside of it.”


-Neil Patrick Harris speaking as Barney Stinson


“Marshall and Lily are based on Craig and Rebecca. I think when Carter and Craig went to Rebecca…Rebecca said the only way she would agree to it is if they cast me as her. So I owe her everything.”


– Alyson Hannigan on being cast as Lily Aldrin


“We’ve gone through a journey together…I mean it’s the longest relationship I’ve ever had, surely…I learned a lot about the kind of man I wanted to be being around Alyson.”


– Jason Segel on working closely with Alyson Hannigan


“Barney is so flirtatious as a character that it was sort of inevitable that we were going to at least sleep together. So I’m surprised and very excited that we’ve ended up here, and getting married.”


– Cobie Smulders on her character Robin’s upcoming nuptials to Barney


“I’ve always loved [that] it’s not a cynical show. It’s a show that lets people love each other, and express that love. The whole point of the show is about love and the search for love…and it’s also about family…a kind of modern family.”


-Josh Radnor on “How I Met Your Mother”


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