Fans of hit comedy show “How I Met Your Mother” will have to wait for one more season to find out who Ted’s wife is after they lead cast reportedly signed new contracts for a 9th season.
The future of the series was in question after rumors surfaced that Jason Segel (arguably the show’s most successful star thanks to his steady film career) was done with the show, while the other leads were open to continuing. Deadline reports that the actor “decided to bail and leave the cast hangung [sic]. But he just got turned around today at the last second.”
According to Deadline, since the contracts for the cast and creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays were set to expire at the end of the current season, along with the show’s licensing deal with CBS, Thomas and Bays had reportedly asked the network for a decision on whether the show would be officially renewed, in order to give them time to craft an appropriate ending if Season 8 was to be their last.
Thomas and Bays have previously stated that “wrapping [the show] up in Season 8 would be amazing … There’s a part of us as writers that [is] drawn to that. It’s exciting. We get to answer everything. Every episode of the season is so much more important because of that. [That’s] something sort of thrilling and very nostalgic and sad to think about, but it’d be exciting to write.”