There has been a lot of talk surrounding the future of the hit CBS show How I Met Your Mother, with many claiming that the show would not be extending past its current season. However, it has now been confirmed that How I Met Your Mother has been renewed for a ninth and final season, where the mother will finally be revealed.
Back in December, CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler explained, “Through eight years, How I Met Your Mother has mastered the art of leading-edge comedy, emotional water-cooler moments and pop culture catchphrases. 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.”
Now, 20th Century Fox Television chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman issued a joint statement, saying, “We‘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.”
It 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.”
How I Met Your Mother stars Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan, all of whom will be returning for the ninth and final season. In the meantime though, How I Met Your Mother season eight continues on CBS on Monday February 4.