It's official! How I Met Your Mother will return for a ninth and final season.
"Through eight years, How I Met Your Mother has mastered the art of leading-edge comedy, emotional water-cooler moments and pop culture catch-phrases," Nina Tassler, CBS entertainment president, said in a statement. "We are excited for Carter [Bays], Craig [Thomas], Pam Fryman and this amazing cast ...
With How I Met Your Mother heading into what is possibly its final season, the identity of the titular mother could be revealed in the coming months.
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Viewers have caught brief glimpses of the mother over the years, whether it be the sight of her ankle or her famous yellow umbrella, all of which were filmed with stunt "mothers," including HIMYM director Pamela Fryman.
CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler is "optimistic" about a ninth season of How I Met Your Mother — and so are the show's creators.
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"We're optimistic too," co-creator and co-executive producer Craig Thomas tells TVGuide.com.
As we all get ready for the Monday return of CBS' How I Met Your Mother, let's reflect on this sit-down with exec producers Carter Bays and Pamela Fryman, which was held in New York City at McGee's Bar aka the inspiration for the fictional McClaren's. Among the topics:0:40 The Magic of Robin and Barney1:15 Will Ted Not Meet the Mother Until the Finale? 1:45 The "Hidden Clue" Found By Fans2:20 Do Ted's FutureKids Have a Bombshell to Drop?3:00 Guest-Casting in a Post-Britney World3:40 How Mother "Stole" Sarah Chalke4:30 Stella's Possible Answers to Ted's Proposal
The night was Awe. Some.Nearly the entire How I Met Your Mother gang (minus Jason Segel, who is busy shooting a movie) congregated at McGee's in NYC aka the inspiration for the sitcom's McClaren's. Cozying up with each in a booth (and maybe the occasional adult beverage...), I sought out scoop on all things Mother.Here, I will embed the video of Neil Patrick Harris, who ponders the Barney-Robin hookup and their possible future, the Britney aftermath and more. Links to my sit-downs with Josh, Cobie, Alyson and a pair of producers will follow. I hope you enjoy, because it was one of my most fun outings here ever!More from the Mother gang:• Josh Radnor on Sarah Chalke, fans getting Lost-like crazy and more.• Alyson Hannigan on dissing me for three years straight(!), Lily and Marshall's next hurdles (a baby, maybe?) and more. • Cobie Smulders on dressing to kill, getting "tipsy" to play Robin Sparkles and more.• Exec producers Carter Bays and Pamela Fryman on....