Fans of delaying an inevitable conclusion that will in no way live up to viewers’ expectations, unite!
Deadline’s Nikki Finke reports that [Craig Thomas and Carter Bays' How I Met Your Mother] will be back for a ninth season (which may or may not include the big motherly reveal) after nearly six months’ worth of negotiations between HIMYM‘s cast, producers, and the network. Finke says Jason Segel delayed the show’s greenlight this time around, and had actually decided to bail on season nine, “but he just got turned around [yesterday] at the last second. The show was literally dead [otherwise].” (Via)
I know the correct way to respond to this news is to throw things, burn trashcans, and wonder why How I Met can’t just show us who the damn mother is, then end, only to live on in syndication until the end of time. But last Monday’s two-part episode, “The Final Page,” showed that Bays and Thomas can still write an extremely effective episode of TV, one that’s as good as anything during the show’s season two, three days, so the official WG response to the renewal is: whatever. It’s fun spending time with Marshall and Robin (and the rest) every week, and anyone who’s STILL pissed that the series hasn’t revealed the mother yet is missing the point.
In other words, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER SHOULD HAVE ENDED YEARS AGO, BUT IT’S THE ONLY DECENT COMEDY ON CBS, SO LET’S REJOICE THAT IT’S NOT TWO AND A HALF MEN, PATRICE.