'How I Met Your Mother' will return for final season
January 30th, 2013
05:25 PM ET

'How I Met Your Mother' will return for final season

CBS has renewed "How I Met Your Mother" for a ninth season, but it'll also be the comedy's final run.

According to Entertainment Weekly, everyone - Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan - will be back, along with creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.

Twentieth Century Fox Television Chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman said in a statement that they're “thrilled to have the entire and incredibly talented 'How I Met Your Mother' cast back for one final season to bring the series to a proper close."

Echoing the sentiments of President of CBS Entertainment Nina Tassler, Walden and Newman continued, "Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are masterful and hilarious storytellers, and we have no doubt that they will guide one of the greatest comedies of the last decade to a gratifying conclusion when they finally reveal the identity of the Mother."

For his part, Bays said in a press call Tuesday that fans should be watching for stray pieces to start to fit together.

"We're hoping to pay off every loose end before the end of the series, whether that’s sooner or later," Bays said. "We never rule anything out on the show. We keep any door open, which is perhaps maddening for some."

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  1. In 6 more months

    she's be right in that same rut and spot and deserves it.

    February 25, 2013 at 5:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. Used

    lindsey is not a bug

    February 25, 2013 at 5:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. Used --

    i'm going to goldman and you'll be the same tool in 6 more months.

    February 25, 2013 at 5:27 am | Report abuse |
  4. Used and Abused

    i'm going to goldman...where are you going no where.....

    February 25, 2013 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. M.A.P. (Mothers against poo)

    I saw one episode and decided it was humor for the masses (dumbed down), but I was forced to watch another episode last year and I thought it was funny so then I triwed to watch another one and again – CRAP! So I guess it's really hit n miss with this one.

    February 25, 2013 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
  6. Bruce Campbell

    The mother will be...
    Lindsy Lohan!

    February 11, 2013 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Zappacostta

    The final season will be LEGEN-wait for it-DARY!

    February 3, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Diana

      This has got to be the worse show on tv. Good-bye to bad tv and actors.

      February 5, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bruce Campbell

      Diana – don't be jealous. If your acting skills are better then maybe you should audition? Otherwise properly S.T.F..U and sit on your couch and eat your ice cream 🙂

      February 11, 2013 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rich

      Worse than what, Diane?

      February 14, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. sparky

    I'm guessing Lord Voldemort dies.

    January 31, 2013 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Christian

    My wife used to make me watch this show with her but now I watch because I want to. We both agree that now that we know the mother isnt someone that has already been introduced, its not as suspenseful. But we still wanna know who it is. Looking forward to it

    January 31, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. BUTTA

    this is a done deal...and tell BUTTA to stop it..thanks

    January 31, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  11. A

    This is actually one of the best written shows on TV. I have been a faithful viewer and will be glad to see all the loose ends tied up, but sad to see it go.

    January 31, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ccw

    I tried to watch this show when it started....then tried again later...just not funny in my opinion

    January 31, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Captain Slapahoe

    Saw it once, and it was stupid.

    Here's a hint: Nobody cares how you met their mother. Nor ever will.

    January 31, 2013 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  14. i just have to shift over sweetie 3

    and see what the other bloggers are saying....good "got" though....

    January 30, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. hysterical show


    January 30, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  16. parenthood

    have never watched this show....they are yanking great shows off the air and renew this pos?!

    January 30, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hey Dumb F&@#

      If you've never watched the show, then how would you know if it's a POS or that the other shows are "better". Next time you think about typing, bang your head on the keyboard and end your life.

      January 31, 2013 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Meh

      yeah....im sorry, what 'great' shows are being yanked off the air exactly? Redneck catfish foot fishing?

      January 31, 2013 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  17. Nate

    Nine seasons. Gosh. I've honestly never seen a single episode. It must be pretty good though. It's got Willow from Buffy on it and that guy from Malcolm In The Middle. Maybe I shoulda watched it. Or fed those giraffes before locking up for the night. A herd of hungry giraffes are known to become fierce. I still like em though. Everyone likes giraffes. And monkeys. They are friendly. 🙂 We hope everyone has the Happiestest evening ever 🙂 and great happy dreams too 🙂

    January 30, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Gabe

    Have been a faithful viewer since the beginning but I'm over it. Was hoping this would be the last season with all loose ends tied up.

    January 30, 2013 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  19. starbird

    @April1 – they did say that this season they would reveal the mother, and that didn't make a difference if there was a 9th season. Love the show but enough with the tease.

    January 30, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  20. jesus

    that really sucks i was looking forward to more seasons

    January 30, 2013 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |

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