'How I Met Your Mother' Final Season Spoilers: Producers Explain Time-Turning Format Change

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Ecstatic as 'How I Met Your Mother' fans were to finally meet the titular character (Cristin Miloti) in Monday's season 8 finale "Something New," longtime viewers couldn't help but express their curiosity over the choice to confine the final season to a two-day period leading up to Barney and Robin's wedding. Now, executive producer Carter Bays has opened up about the decision, and promised some extremely twisty episodes to come! Preview 'How I Met Your Mother's final episodes inside!

For as much experimentation as we know 'How I Met Your Mother' producers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas take with the flow of time in the long-running CBS comedy's narrative, even we raised an eyebrow over the news that 'HIMYM's final season would take place over 56 hours leading up to the big wedding. Entertainment Weekly had a chance to catch up with executive producer Carter Bays, who previewed that the final season format might not be as confined as viewers have surmised. Says Bays:

There’s a time jump of some sort in every episode of this show, so you can rest assured the premiere will be no different. That being said, this next season in particular will feature some of the most non-linear episodes we’ve ever done.

EW noted that some exceptions to the rule would occur, potentially in flashback episodes that feature more familiar adventures for Ted, Robin, Barney, Marshall and Lily. Also worth noting is the expected upgrade of Cristina Milioti's as yet unnamed mother to series regular, as noted by the New York Post.

Well, what say you? Are you any more excited for 'How I Met Your Mother's final season to learn its focus won't strictly keep to the 56 hours before the wedding? What do you want to see from the show's final season this fall? Hit the comments with your wishlist, after the video!

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