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Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

'How I Met Your Mother's Final Season Is Taking Place Over One Weekend

The President of CBS revealed some surprising information about how the ninth and final season of How I Met Your Mother will play out this, so, needless to say, if you don't want recent/future stuff spoiled, stop reading this now. Last week's Season 8 finale featured the audience finally catching a glimpse of the titular mother, played by Cristin Milioti (Sleepwalk with Me), but she didn't end up actually meeting Ted. Co-creator Carter Bays previously said the final season will tell "the epic story of the longest wedding weekend ever," and CBS boss Nina Tassler confirmed to TV Line today that the entire 24-episode season will take place over one 56-hour weekend. Tassler says the season will show "how each character, before Ted, meets the mother. So, they each meet her independently before he does." At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if Ted doesn't meet the mother until the last 3 seconds of the series finale.

  • Gob

    This is such a terrible idea. I continue to hate-watch the show and am amazed that this "longest weekend ever" idea is actually happening. The show runners have taken the show title so literally that narrator Ted will say "and that's how I met your mother" as the screen fades to black. Pretty unbelievable.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=699648889 Michael Mischnick

      Well… that isn't exactly a surprise. It's in the title, after all.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jasonfarr Jason Farr

      Hate-watching should be reserved for shows like "Smash" or "The Following." This show does not compare with those. Not in the slightest.

    • Guest

      I think it was always going to end this way.

  • zen weapons

    Really sad we won't get to see her interact much with Ted or the group as a whole.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jasonfarr Jason Farr

    I love this show, but I don't like this idea at all. I want to see the mother interact with the gang, too. And I just don't see how 56 hours can be stretched out over 24 episodes in a convincing way. I hope Tassler is somehow misinterpreting something Bays said.