Monday, February 04, 2013
How I Met Your Mother by creators Craig Thomas ’97 and Carter Bays ’97 will have a ninth and final season, which means viewers will finally learn who is the “mother” in the title of this comedy focusing on a group of recent college graduates in their 20s who are searching for love.
“CBS and 20th Century Fox TV announced Wednesday that the veteran comedy from Carter Bays and Craig Thomas has been renewed for a ninth and final go-round to air during the 2013-14 broadcast season. This means viewers finally will get to meet the titular mother and future bride of Ted (Josh Radnor), whose identity has been teased since the series launched in 2005.
“The order comes more than a month after all five series regulars—Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan—locked down deals to reprise their characters for one final run. Official word was expected earlier, and Bays, Thomas and CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler all have noted that the deal was more or less inevitable since reports of an early pickup broke in December.
“‘Through eight years, How I Met Your Mother has mastered the art of leading-edge comedy, emotional water-cooler moments and pop culture catchphrases,’ said Tassler. ‘We are excited for Carter, Craig, Pam Fryman and this amazing cast to tell the final chapter and reveal television’s most mysterious mother to some of TV’s most passionate fans.’”
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