‘How I Met Your Mother’ Renewed for 9th (and Final) Season

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how i met your mother teds wedding How I Met Your Mother Renewed for 9th (and Final) Season

After rumors swirled that Jason Segel was ready to depart How I Met Your Mother after the current eighth season, almost ensuring that this would be the last for the CBS comedy series, a deal has been made in the 11th hour to keep him around.

A final decision had to be made this month in order to figure out whether or not the overarching story of the show needed to begin closing this season or finish out with season 9, and Segel was the one cast member who was hellbent on finally leaving the show. So what happened?

Deadline says Segel “decided to bail and leave the cast hanging. But he just got turned around today at the last second. The show was literally dead.” Sounds like Segel got lawyered. The contracts for all of the stars, including Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan, in addition to series creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, were up at the end of the current season, so a new deal had to be figured out for the endgame.

Thankfully, CBS now has all the key components for what will be the ninth and final season in this long saga of love for Ted Mosby. That’s good news since CBS was hopeful they would get at least one more season for the show. I’m just hoping Segel isn’t coming back begrudgingly and he has the inside track on what will hopefully be a satisfying conclusion.

jason segel couch window How I Met Your Mother Renewed for 9th (and Final) Season

Honestly, as a fan who has seen every episode of the series, I’m relieved that we have an end in sight, but this season has not impressed me at all. Only with last week’s power hour of two episodes did I feel like some real progress in the story had been made and the charm of the earlier seasons had returned. Otherwise, there’s been too many ridiculous things happening that started to turn the show into one of the less satisfying comedies on CBS right now. But perhaps this will turn out much like The Office, where the penultimate season was lacking in the spirit of the finer writing of earlier episodes, but the farewell season brought back the quality goods with vengeance.

With season 9 set as the end, it sounds like fans will finally learn who the mother is either in the fall of 2013, or the spring of 2014, and that’s something to be excited about now. With all the red herrings and complicated storytelling that adult Ted Mosby has thrown to his kids, hopefully the payoff is worth the nine year wait. But the question remains as to just what actress is perfect to play the love of Ted’s life. It’s going to be hard to please everyone with this casting, and it might be as divisive an element as the ending to LOST. Only time will tell.

How I Met Your Mother is on winter hiatus (like the rest of the network shows) but will return with new episodes on January 14th at 8/7c on CBS.

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Soure: Deadline

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  1. Haha, as ironic as it is Lyndsy Fonseca who plays his future daughter is also on Nikita which will have its final season in 2013/2014. BOTH her shows are ending at the same time-go figure!

  2. I can’t watch anymore, this is the worst show. This is the equivalent of beating a dead horse, reviving it and beating it again. It is the same story over and over. Writers should have been fired a long time ago.

    • i love this show its amazing!!!!!

    • chris u are so wrong bro HIMYM is one of the most enjoyable show of all time at least from my perspective

      • Youre so right How I Met Your Mother one of the most enjoyable shows ever I don’t know what that kid Chris is talking about. I’ve been watching it since the show started and I still love it and will hate to see it go

        • Perhaps harsh, but Chris up there has a point. I’ve watched this since the beginning, and I feel that the writing in the last two (8 and 9th) seasons has been… lacking. I TRULY enjoyed this show, but feel as though it has dragged too long now. The characters are great, the plot (when they actually address it) is good fun, but it’s just reaching now. Clearly, even some of the cast agree.

          I love it, though. And I’ll watch it to the very end, hoping all the while that they’ll give us the grand conclusion we all deserve for being faithful viewers. But I can’t say I don’t agree with the dead horse. =P

        • i agree its been a great show. i am rather disappointed that the finale is with barney and robins wedding tho. why arent we seeing ted get married? he’s been the story teller. so why isn’t the final season about his wedding?. and doesn’t there seem to be a real resemblance of teds girl and lilly? sorry to see it go. doubly sorry cause we don’t see teds wedding or at least one story told by his wife. have i missed an episode or what?

      • agreed! It should of been over a long time ago!
        I haven’t watched since maybe season 4 or 5. But watching the last season, and so far its so boring

    • PLEASE, THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS I HAVE EVER SEEN.
      IT DOESNT MATTER IF HE MEETS OR NOT THE MOTHER, THE THING IS THAT YOU LAUGH WITH THE STORY OF HOW HE MET THE MOTHER AND ITS AWESOME THAT IT HAS ONE MORE SEASON.
      THE SHOW IS AMAZING, YOU LAUGH EVERY SINGLE CHAPTER AND THE ACTORS ARE AWESOME TOO.
      EVEN THOUGH I WANT TO KNOW HOW HE MEETS THE MOTHER I ALSO DONT WANT IT TO END. BUT NOT IN A MILLION TIMES THIS COULD BE A BAD, OR BORING, OR REPETITIVE SERIE.
      I PARTICULARLY LOVE IT

      • You’re so right this is one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. The actors and actresses are perfect for the roles plus the deliveries are spot on. Every episode I’m LMFAO. I also agree with you on wanting to know how he meets the mother but I also don’t want to know cause then that means the show is over. I’m going to hate to see it go. But I will definitely buy the box series

    • Bro what r u talking about, himym is funny as hell, besides if u don’t like it then don’t watch it. I’m sure you’ll be more satisfied watching pretty little liars or something more suitable for your little soft, delicate personality

    • So true!!

    • Stop commenting like this as it shows only you underdeveloped childhood issue mind ,

      Dude. If you don’t want to watch it, no one asking you to. Do whatever you want. But If you think you sound cool saying so, you are hilarious.

      Most of us here love this show which is why we take out some time from our lives to put some comments. If you don;t like it, seriously are you so jobless that you are commenting for a show you don’t like, ??

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  4. my milkshake brings all dem boys to the yard

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  6. Why are they showing reruns of the show how I met your mother?

    • There showing reruns on tv cuz the first season came out in 05.. it’s been ob air for a long time! an the new an unfortunately final season starts jan 2014!! :) so therr gettin every1 back in it

  7. I love how I met your mother I’ve been with Ted from the beginning and I will stick with him through the end

  8. HIMYM is a great show. if you dont like it then dont watch it.. or you can watch it, then get on hear and b**** about how it sucks..

  9. PLEASE, THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS I HAVE EVER SEEN.
    IT DOESNT MATTER IF HE MEETS OR NOT THE MOTHER, THE THING IS THAT YOU LAUGH WITH THE STORY OF HOW HE MET THE MOTHER AND ITS AWESOME THAT IT HAS ONE MORE SEASON.
    THE SHOW IS AMAZING, YOU LAUGH EVERY SINGLE CHAPTER AND THE ACTORS ARE AWESOME TOO.
    EVEN THOUGH I WANT TO KNOW HOW HE MEETS THE MOTHER I ALSO DONT WANT IT TO END. BUT NOT IN A MILLION TIMES THIS COULD BE A BAD, OR BORING, OR REPETITIVE SERIE.
    I PARTICULARLY LOVE IT

  10. Any1 who doesn’t like this show is as intelligent as a mentaly challenged teenager.. (chris) like it has everything u can ask for in a show! I jus finishd the 7th season watchin it straight through an can honestly say its my favorite show ever it jus passes up lost by a lil bit! I’m goin to cry wen its over no doubt! I’m in love wit it.. AMAZING CAST!! Neil patrick Harris is the MAN! If u never seen any episode I strongly recommend giving it a chance

    • Respect brother you said it all. Whoever doesn’t like this show has to have crap taste Cuz it has everything. HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER’s #1

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  13. The ninth season is gonna be LEGAND wait for it, I hope your not lactose intolerant cause the last part is DARY! LEGENDARY! Self five

  14. I loved seasons 1-6. 7 was ok. 8 was bad, and 9 looks to be on pace with the previous – just absolute garbage. Im getting the feeling that entire season 9 is just going to be the 52hrs that occurred at the wedding. Really. a fkn season on a wedding!!!! Jokes are over used and abused. Lily, can-it with the “sunnabitch”… its dead!

    I just wish shows would go out with a bang and good note.

    • The mother is goin to die.. Ted will end up marrying robin No Matter What. Just look at the pics of when the kids are sitting in the room listening to the stories. http://cdn.crushable.com/files/2012/03/himym-kids-640×360.jpg now zoom in the background and you will see a pic of Ted and robin with the kids!..and other photos of the kids scenes you will see Ted marriage photo in the background which shows robins body

  15. Does anybody else think that the mother is no longer around? Why does he have so much time to tell thousands of stories to the kids? I’m convinced that he meets her, falls in love, she has passed away, and he now (a few years on)spends his time telling their children all about her for that very reason.

  16. this show finally put my age group on the map. Also inpiring as there friendship is the greatest relationship they have. I will be sad to see it end but i am truly a better mum an friend because of it. You guys even blew teen movies out the water.

  17. Is there anyway that the show (HIMYM) never ends??
    I just love this show

  18. Put it on repeat.
    I love this show too and I’m sad the ending is so close…

  19. The show was good, but definitely has “jumped the shark” sometime in the last few seasons. I’m glad to see some of the story lines get wrapped up. I haven’t watched my recorded finale episode yet; here’s hoping for a funny & plausible wife for Ted. Hope the girl from the band moves to Chicago or Ted wimps out of moving. They better wrap it up with some finality in the finale or I’ll be disappointed.

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