'How I Met Your Mother' Season 9: CBS 'optimistic' about an extension


"How I Met Your Mother" is the rare sitcom that is working toward a fixed end point: presumably, finding out how, exactly, Ted (Josh Radnor) meets the mother of his future children. With its stars under contract only through the end of this upcoming Season 8, the future of the series is now in question. At the Television Critics Association Press Tour on Sunday, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler confirmed that the network is interested in extending the series into a ninth season."They had an incredible year last year and we've got a great relationship with Craig [Thomas] and Carter [Bays] and certainly they have a very strategic wrap-up for the show," she says. "They want it back."Because they haven't closed a deal with the talent about a ninth season of the show, this season's ending is still up in the air -- despite the fact that Thomas and Bays have previously worked backwards, deciding...



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