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TV Blog Buzz: 'How I Met Your Dad' takes shape; Catching up on 'Veronica Mars'

The big networks just can't let a good show die.

"How I Met Your Mother" is in the final throes of its ninth and last season with less than 10 episodes left to air. But there's no way CBS is letting go of one of its top series.

The network has confirmed it's working on the spin-off "How I Met Your Dad" and TVLine claims to have an insider's list of the characters that are currently being developed. The lead is said to be named Sally, a "female Peter Pan who has never grown up and has no idea of where she's going in life."

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Did you miss out on the beloved "Veronica Mars"?

The show, starring Kristen Bell as a high school student and private investigator, got great reviews from the very start but always struggled with ratings and was canned in 2007 after just three seasons.

A recent crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter sought $2 million from fans to revive the series as a movie. That campaign raised almost $6 million and now the resulting film is due for release on March 14 — which means there's still plenty of time to catch up with the show if you haven't seen it yet.

New York magazine's Vulture blog has a guide to watching the show's 64 episodes over the next few weeks.

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The New York Times magazine has a big behind-the-scenes feature on the second season of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Netflix political drama "House of Cards," which returns in April.

Creator Beau Willimon says he chose to ignore that some viewers and critics said they found the show — which stars Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Kate Mara — too unlikable and cynical.

"There are people who don't like the level of darkness, who find the characters unsympathetic," Willimon said.

"Anyone who's going to like this show is not going to be the sort of person who needs to like the characters in a way where they want to have a beer with them, or invite them into their home. Someone who's not into that, it's not the right show for them. I'm not trying to reach those people."

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