WGN AMERICA PRESENTS A SPECTACULAR SLATE OF BINGE-WORTHY "HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER" MAY MARATHONS
Fans can "Meet at MacLaren's" for 'Cinco de Madre,' Share 'Why I Love My Mother' for Mother's Day and More For the Chance to Win a Trip for Two to New York City
"How I Met Your Mother" WTF Programming - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday
LOS ANGELES, April 28, 2015 - WGN America is treating "How I Met Your Mother" fans to a binge-worthy programming extravaganza during the month of May, featuring four primetime marathons over back-to-back weeks with Lily, Marshall, Barney and the rest of the gang. The May festivities begin with a "Cinco de Madre" marathon on FRIDAY, May 1, leading into a bouquet of laughs and countdown of all the reasons "Why I Love My Mother" marathon over Mother's Day weekend, FRIDAY, May 8, exclusively on WGN America.
Kicking off WGN America's "How I Met Your Mother" WTF programming -- Wednesday, Thursday, Friday -- the fun continues with the "Week of Stars" marathon, featuring superstars Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Britney Spears and more spanning three nights of comedy, WEDNESDAY, May 13 - Friday, May 15. Then, die-hard "How I Met Your Mother" aficionados can put their knowledge to the test with the "Mother Loving Trivia Week," answering questions for the chance to win a trip to New York City and 'meet at MacLarens,' WEDNESDAY, May 27 - FRIDAY, May 29.
Following is WGN America's May 2015 programming schedule:
FRIDAY, May 1 - 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT -- "Cinco de Madre" marathon
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a special "How I Met Your Mother" six-episode "Cinco de Madre" marathon sponsored by Cheetos.
FRIDAY, May 8 - 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT -- "Why I Love My Mother" marathon
In partnership with Edible Arrangements, fans can share personal photos and stories on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #WhyILoveMyMother to show the love they have for the special women in their lives, and lucky fans will see their photos and stories featured on-air.
WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 - FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 - "Week of Stars" marathons
Tune into this triple-helping marathon of "How I Met Your Mother" featuring three nights of celebrity guest stars including Katy Perry, Bryan Cranston, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and more, sponsored by Macy's. The "Week of Stars" marathons begin at Wednesday and Thursday at 9:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. CT, and Friday at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. ET.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 �- "Mother Loving Trivia Week"
WGN America and Geico will offers fans an extraordinary prize as part of the grand finale of the month-long "How I Met Your Mother" programming event that gives fans the opportunity to prove who's the best mother-loving fan among them with the "Mother Loving Trivia Week," airing Wednesday and Thursday at 9:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. CT and Friday at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT. Fans can answer trivia questions on WGN America's website and social platforms for a chance to win a plethora of prizes, including a grand prize trip for two to New York City for three fun-filled nights, capped off with dinner at McGee's (the bar on which MacLaren's Pub is based).
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