It’s time to put poor Ted Mosby out of his misery. The once charming young bachelor, now turned gloomy middle-aged weirdo, will finally meet his (much) better half and bid adieu to broadcast TV on March 31. A little early to end a 2013 – 2014 series, yet in the grand scheme of things, probably three or four years too late for How I Met Your Mother.
But is CBS calling it a day a couple of months ahead of traditional schedule on account of poor ratings? Maybe bad reviews? An all-around sentiment of rut taking over the much too talented leads? None of the above, as the ninth and final season is to still run for 24 episodes.
Instead, it’s possible the creators and producers simply decided there was no point in dragging it on any further. Hence, the remaining 11 chapters of the true love-seeking saga are going to air starting January 13 every Monday night with no interruption, save for a couple of Olympics-focused weeks, and wrap up with a big, tear-jerking hour-long finale on March 31.
HIMYM will pass the 8/7c Monday night torch to 2 Broke Girls (not How I Met Your Dad, or at least not yet), whereas rookie sitcom Friends with Better Lives is to air at 8:30 from April 7 onwards.
The James Van Der Beek and Kevin Connolly starrer is in for a massive premiere too, actually debuting the same night HIMYM says farewell, immediately after Barney and Robin get hitched and Ted and “The Mother” hook up. Sounds like possibly your final shot at a big break, Beek, don’t blow it.
Via [TV Line]