How I Met Your Mother: Ninth, Final Season Renewal

how i met your mother season nineNegotiations reportedly came down to the wire but How I Met Your Mother is now set to be renewed for a ninth and final season.

The current eighth season is the last under CBS’ license deal and the contracts with HIMYM creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays and the cast are set to expire as well. HIMYM is the network’s fourth-highest rated sitcom and has stood up to tough Monday night competition, particularly from NBC’s The Voice. CBS clearly wanted to keep the show going if possible.

The producers, Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan were apparently all willing to return for a ninth season but Jason Segel was not. His movie career has really taken off, had been talking about leaving for awhile, and he’d already spent eight years on HIMYM.

According to Deadline, Segel didn’t want to sign on and any plans to continue the show were dead.

Then, at the last minute, Segel changed his mind. The cast is quite close so it’s suspected that their comradery had a lot to do with his decision.

CBS and the studio haven’t made a statement yet but it will surely come in time. Hannigan retweeted the news and added, “I’m happy the world(s) didn’t end.”

What do you think? Do you still like the How I Met Your Mother TV series? Are you glad to hear it will be returning or do you think this season should have been the end?

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  1. Adam Decker says

    I’m a bit surprised that they aren’t wrapping everything up at the end of this season. But maybe the final season will actually have the mother in it.

  2. Good says

    This show should have ended about 3-4 years ago. I gave up on it after the story of the mother dragged on and on. They should have introduced the mother and gave it 1 final season around how the mother and Ted get married, have kids, etc.

    Good riddance!

  3. Rogers says

    I’m glad that Segel is coming back. As this show goes on, I’m realizing that the interesting plot lines aren’t about Ted, but about Marshall and Lilly. So, it would have been hard to do this show without the Marshall character.

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