Updated: 'How I Met Your Mother' Not Yet Renewed For A 9th Season

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December 21st, 2012

On a ratings basis, the renewal of How I Met Your Mother was never in doubt, but whether the cast wanted to come back wasn't as certain. Deadline's Nikki Finke reports deals have been closed with all the cast members and the series will be renewed for a 9th season. The series had been in the final year of its deal and the creators had been pushing for everything to get resolved by the end of December so they could do the necessary build-up to the series finale reveal this season if necessary.  Apparently all the cast were on-board to return except for Jason Segel: "But he just got turned around today at the last second. The show was literally dead,” according to Finke.

Updated: While the cast is now under contract for another season, the show has not been officially renewed.

 
  • ILoveSitcoms

    Spurious argument that this show is a rip off of anything. Everything’s derivative. The only thing that matters is whether you enjoy it. And if you don’t enjoy it like I don’t any longer, don’t watch it.

    I challenge anyone to come up with what you think is the most original tv show and/or movie you’ve ever seen, I guarantee you we’ll find that it was “inspired” by something else.

  • Honey Badger

    Other shows may have very broad similarities
    The difference is “ How I Met Your Mother “ on CBS, Totally was ripped off of “Friends “ on NBC. The character, the plot lines, lines spoken by characters, even complete episodes were ripped off.
    This is widely known, and there are Youtube videos and other places all over the internet making fun of it.

    I posted a lot of examples as proof on this site, but I could have put thousands more.
    Basically the lazy writers of “How I Met Your Mother “stole everything from “Friends “and just tweaked the scripts a little bit. All you have to do is: do a Bing Search or Google search and the number of examples proving this is amazing.

    That being said, I enjoyed “How I Met Your Mother “ for years, but the last few seasons the shows quality has fallen greatly, it is not funny anymore, Ted has become an unlikeable character, the ratings are dropping and it is time for it to end. Adding another season will just mean more ratings drop.

    As I posted earlier
    Honey Badger
    Posted December 21, 2012 at 7:50 PM
    CBS should have let “How I Met Your Mother “ end this year when it is still doing well. It is too late for it to go out on top, but renewing it for a 9th season while the show is dropping in quality and ratings is cruel. It is just hurting the reputation of the show and its stars. The show now is a shell of its former self.

    They should have let Jason Segel do what he wanted and end the show.
    I used to be a big How I Met Your Mother fan, but this show jumped the shark long ago, the year of the Zoey storyline killed it and made Ted look like a total ass, his character is not likeable anymore, I feel sorry for the mother.
    , it proved the writers could not come up with any more good ideas. It just the same thing over and over, like Barney and Robin.

    Just let it end already before we learn to hate it.

  • ILoveSitcoms

    Honey Badger,

    If you really want to go there:

    Friends is a ripoff of Seinfeld. A group of friends living in New York who meet in the local cafe to talk about their serial dating. There’s the neurotic one (Ross, George), there’s the sarcastic one (Chandler, Jerry), the tightly wound one (Monica, Elaine), there’s the eccentric one (Kramer, Phoebe). There’s a dumb one in Friends too, that’s taken of by the neurotic and eccentric ones on Seinfeld. There’s the beautiful one, on Seinfeld that’s Jerry’s date of the week.

  • Honey Badger

    ILoveSitcoms
    Posted December 24, 2012 at 8:06 AM
    Honey Badger,
    If you really want to go there

    @ ILoveSitcoms Oh Yeah, its on, it you vs me and hundreds of thousands of people on the interent

    Friends and Seinfeld broad similarities, But as many have said:

    Honey Badger
    Posted December 24, 2012 at 7:28 AM
    Other shows may have very broad similarities
    The difference is “ How I Met Your Mother “ on CBS, Totally was ripped off of “Friends “ on NBC. The character, the plot lines, lines spoken by characters, even complete episodes were ripped off.
    This is widely known, and there are Youtube videos and other places all over the internet making fun of it.

  • Honey Badger

    Happy Holidays to Everyone !

  • Suzy

    This is one of the very few times I will say this but seriously? Renewing HIMYM? They’ve run out of ideas just about and I’m just watching this season to find out who the damn mother is! Instead of screaming, “Patricccccccccccccccceeeeeeeeee” I’m screaming, “Tell me who the frigging MOTHERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRr is already. Yes, the show still has some, wait for it ,;), laughs, but the Ted storylines have been played out, esp. after Katie Holmes came back. Time to move on.

    BTW, am totally bummed that tonight is the last Leverage.

  • ILoveSitcoms

    “…even complete episodes were ripped off.”

    Name one example.

  • groove365

    I’m glad but this needs to be the last season, it’s not nearly as fun as it once was.

  • Sitcoms Rule

    How many seasons do u think Modern Family will get? I bet it will get 8 seasons.

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