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TV Blog Buzz: 'How I Met Your Mother' finale details, 'Homeland' teasers


In this image released by CBS, from left, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, and Josh Radnor are shown in a scene from "How I Met Your Mother." THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/CBS, Monty Brinton

Ever shake your head at the lavish houses and apartments that TV characters can inexplicably afford to live in? The U.S. financial company Bankrate got estimates for what the apartments on "The Big Bang Theory," "2 Broke Girls" and other shows would go for in the real world (http://bit.ly/1550bjo). We still want to know how the "Friends" gang got their ridiculously spacious Manhattan pad.

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The Hollywood Reporter talks to Jerry Seinfeld about why he's happy working in web entertainment and has no desire to go back to TV, why he thinks the format of late-night TV shows needs a dramatic makeover, and why he won't host the Oscars. (http://bit.ly/17Qgahu)

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If you missed it last week, the New York Times put together an outstanding look at what it takes to win over Canadian Lorne Michaels and make it on "Saturday Night Live." The Times talked to 22 cast members including Fred Armisen, Dana Carvey, Chevy Chase, Jimmy Fallon, Will Farrell, Tracy Morgan, David Spade and Kristen Wiig about the nausea-inducing audition process. (http://nyti.ms/178G4yG)

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There are mild spoilers in TV Guide's interview with "How I Met Your Mother" co-creator Carter Bays about the show's upcoming final season, but it's more of a tease than anything else. Bays promises the inevitable reveal of the titular mother won't come in the final scene of the final episode, so fans will see "much more to them than just their meeting." (http://bit.ly/1daybNt)

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Speaking of teases, the third season of "Homeland" is just over a month away and the network Showtime is flooding YouTube with promo material to whet fans' appetites. There are three teasers, a three-minute trailer and a couple of behind-the-scenes featurettes to screen at Showtime's YouTube channel. (http://bit.ly/1dazEn1)


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