No one would argue that How I Met Your Mother was thoroughly (and painfully) concluded over nine seasons, so much so that CBS thought better of continuing the franchise with a spinoff. Well, in case you needed to know what Ted, Robin, Barney, Marshall and Lily have been up to in the last three years, FOX is at least entertaining the idea of a revival.
It was two years ago that CBS surprisingly opted against the Greta Gerwig-led How I Met Your Mother spinoff How I Met Your Dad, but you know what they say about bad pennies. 20th TV has formally begun development of yet another quasi-spinoff from the franchise, this time going back to the How I Met Your Father title.
Rarely has the series finale to any TV series gone by without at least some major backlash over its content, and 'How I Met Your Mother' is no exception. Last night's "Last Forever," jumped through time in between the years 2013 and 2030, filling in Ted's story about the mother, with at least one major twist that naturally had fans in an uproar. So, what do series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have to say about yet another controversial finale?
As if 'How I Met Your Mother' hadn't been under enough criticism in its ninth and final season, the most recent installment "Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra" seemed to highlight several surprisingly racist Asian stereotypes that have appropriately caused an uproar. Following the controversy, series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have reached out to apologize for the offensive nature of the episode.
Just when you thought the ninth and final season of 'How I Met Your Mother' couldn't drag out the inevitable any longer, here comes the spinoff! CBS has entered talks with 'HIMYM' creators Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and 'Up All Night' creator-executive producer Emily Spivey for an offshoot series of the MacLaren's gang titled 'How I Met Your Father,' but what about the series actually seems like it could work for the franchise?
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!
The unthinkable finally happened during last night's 'How I Met Your Mother' season 8 finale "Something New," as the mother was finally revealed to the audience via actress Cristin Milioti. Given another season in the works however - confirmed to be the last - what can we expect from Ted's attendance of Robin and Barney's wedding, and ultimate meeting with destiny? How did series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas arrive at Milioti's casting? The burning 'How I Met Your Mother' season 9 questions answered inside!