21, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will be releasing season 4 of the CBS comedy hit series on Blu-Ray Disc and DVD on September 29.
The fourth season of How I Met Your Mother, which aired from September 22, 2008 through May 18, 2009, consists of 24 installments ---all of which are included in the three-disc set. Season 4 picks up from Ted's (Josh Radnor) marriage proposal to Stella (Sarah Chalke) in the third season cliffhanger and continues following Ted, Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and the rest of the gang through their hilarious misadventures. Some of the highlights of the season include Ted losing his job and starting his own company, Barney celebrating his 200th female conquest and Robin (Cobie Smulders) moving to Japan.
Guest stars include Barney's Mother, (Frances Conroy of Six Feet Under), Ted's college ex-girlfriend (Laura Prepon of That 70's Show) and Regis Philbin, as himself.
Aside from the fourth season episodes, the How I Met Your Mother three-disc set includes special features, commentaries and gag reels. Among those to watch out for are Barney Stinson: That Guy's Awesome Music Video, "The Naked Man" with Chuck Tatham, Joe Kelly and Josh Radnor, Eriksen's Fight Club and "A Night With Your Mother" (Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Panel Discussion).
In other news, Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello hints on next season's opener. Following the "legendary" fourth season finale in which Robin reciprocates Barney's feelings for her, "Robin and Barney resist their friends' pressure that they should have 'the talk' about their relationship. Meanwhile, a panicky Ted, about to face his first college class, decides he must keep control of his students by releasing his 'inner douche' -- a tactic that backfires miserably."