How I Met Your Mother Season 9 Very Likely, CBS President Teases

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How I Met Your Mother Season 8 kicks off on September 24. But who cares? Let's talk How I Met Your Mother Season 9!

Yes, already.

At her session with the Television Critics Association today, CBS President Nina Tassler - who strode on to the stage holding a stuffed monkey in mockery of how much NBC is playing up its actual monkey from Animal Practice - said she's "very optimistic" that the sitcom will return in the fall of 2014.

Moreover, showrunners Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are writing “a strategic wrap-up” to the series, which has teased fans for years with the reveal of the actual Mother.

Barney with a Baby

Among other tidbits out of CBS today:

  • Elementary producer Rob Doherty says he may have cast a woman in the role of Dr. Watson, but any sexual relationship between this iconic sidekick and Jonny Lee Miller's Sherlock is "completely off the table," adding: It’s just not in my head for Season 1 and, looking ahead... I just don’t feel like that’s a part of the show.”
  • Tassler is aware of delayed start-time annoyance during NFL season and CBS will employ Tweets, texts and on-screen messages to alert viewers to when these might occur. The Mentalist, which is moving to Sundays, will also have full episodes available on CBS.com this fall.
  • Canceling CSI: Miami was a "very big deal" and a "tough choice." Tassler acknowledged.
  • There will be  “more humor” and “New York event-type stories” on CSI: NY this season.

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Fifty

Good point @Andrew.
Anyways they should end the show after season 9. That will do justice to one of the innovative storylines in tv history.

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Umm....correct me if im wrong, but if Season 8 is kicking off this September, wouldn't that mean Season 9 would be starting in the fall of 2013 NOT 2014?

Egrey

Ahh... soo excited!!! if you like Josh Radnor.. you should watch his directorial debut movie happythankyoumoreplease.
Its about a group of friends trying to find love and their identity
Love this show

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This makes me happy. Though I do hope we meet the mother this season. I wonder who they will cast. I've always thought Chyler Leigh would be perfect and now that she is done with GA maybe it has a potential of happening, probably won't, but I can wish.

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HIMYM Quotes

Barney: Ladies and gentlemen, I have in my hand a copy of tonight's Top Ten list. The category: top ten things I would've called my truck...
Ted: It was never your truck.
Barney: if Ted hadn't been a jerk and given it back.
Ted: It was a rental.
Barney: Number ten, "The Winne-Bango." Number nine, "The Pick-Up Truck." Number eight, "The Ford Explore Her." Number seven, "The You Scream Truck." You Scream. (they all laugh) Number six, "Feels on Wheels!" Hello! Number five, "The Ride Her Truck." Number four, "The 18-Squeeler." Number three, "The Esca-Laid." Number two, "The Slam-Boney." and... the number one thing I would've called my truck if Ted hadn't been a jerk and given it back... "The '69 Chevy."

Sometimes things have to fall apart to make way for better things...we're done here.

Ted