Could fans of How I Met Your Mother have to wait even longer to find out the identity of the mother of Ted Mosby’s future children?
According to Variety, talks are currently underway between CBS and 20th Century Fox Television to continue the sitcom for a ninth season — and potentially even more. While most shows’ ratings decline in later seasons, How I Met Your Mother saw a rejuvenation during the 2011-12 season.
This past season, the demo grew by 19% in the 18-49 demographic (4.1 rating vs a 3.4) and grew by 13% in total viewership (9.66 million vs 8.58 million).
There are many possible roadblocks that will need to be worked out before a deal can be made however. Contracts for creators and executive producers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas and the five stars are all up at the end of season eight. CBS’ two-year license deal with the studio also expires in May as well.
While sources maintain that discussions are still in the preliminary stages, up until recently it as looking pretty certain that season eight would be the end of HIMYM. The show’s writers supposedly haven’t started working on the upcoming season yet.
What do you think? Would you like to see HIMYM continue for a ninth or tenth season? Do you think the show would still be worth watching without the creators or some of the cast members? Are any of them expendable?