Skip to comments.CBS renews 'How I Met Your Mother' -- with full cast -- for season 9
Posted on 12/23/2012 5:58:23 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
CBS has renewed its veteran comedy, "How I Met Your Mother," for a somewhat surprising season 9. Fortunately for the continuity of the fairly serialized sitcom, all of the cast members -- including Jason Segel -- have agreed to return for at least one more year.
As first reported by Deadline.com, "HIMYM" is unofficially set for another season thanks to negotiations with the cast and producers working out positively for CBS. Cast deals were finalized just before a Friday (Dec. 21) deadline, despite rumors that Segel was unwilling to continue on the show.
Currently in the final year of contracts and the show's license deal with the network, the future of "How I Met Your Mother" always depended on the cooperation of those involved. The show's executive producers, Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, have been pushing for an early decision on renewal -- something necessary in a show that has to find the titular "mother" before the final episode.
Segel, who has begun a successful film career during the series' 8-year run, had reportedly been reluctantly to commit to a 9th year. Since the actor plays one half of a committed, happy couple, it would be tough to continue without him. Reports indicate that the rest of the cast's desire to continue may have influenced Jason Segel to re-sign.
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I have to admit I have never seen one episode of this show. But yay for them for being gainfully employed a little longer.
And more power to the show I do watch, "The Big Bang Theory" to try to outlast them. (I don't forsee anyone on that show breaking into big pictures any time soon. Not even Sheldon, whose popularity stems as much from the character as the person playing him.)
Yuk! Can’t stand that show. Sorry but the star being a queer and playing a straight just don’t do it for me. He would be better at playing a queer.
And, he just is not funny. The show might be better with another actor.
Need more comedies. Black or white, as long as they’re not corn-ball.
He’s not just playing a straight guy but a severe womanizer. Same here, just watched a couple of episodes but couldn’t get past that.
Severe womanizeryes that’s what I trying to convey.
Never seen it...never will.
Wouldn’t turn my head to watch it if they filmed it in my backyard.
I love this show. It’s really funny!
We’re never going to meet the mother, are we?
I do too, although I like Big Bang Theory better.
Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson is the best part of the show IMO. Yea, the actor is gay IRL. Big deal, dont care.
I do and that makes the show unacceptable. There are just some people that automatically mean change the channel. (geraldo rivera, all of msnbc, dick gregory, katie couric, so on)
I am always suspicious of threads like this being more viral promotion than cultural observation.
homosexuals playing normal people is just not credible and distracts from the story.
Are you going to not watch The Godfather just because real life Brando was bi?
teenagers do not watch TV.
they do videogames.
Just once, I’d like to be able to turn on the tv without having to look at gays.
there should be an “H” code for homosexual content. this would be for the use of the v-chip so people could just skip over all homosexual shows.
It would also be nice if tv had a way to bypass homosexual performers.
I have my remote control that works fine for skipping over all pro-homosexual shows.
Works well for skipping their looney Democrat agenda crap, too
don’t even know what this is....IF they renew NCIS with Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and crew then I will pay attention
"It's called acting, dear boy"
Are you going to not watch The Godfather just because real life Brando was bi?
Exactly. And there are many examples of gay actors who played straight roles, Rock Hudson comes to mind and yes, it is strange watching a movie like Giant now knowing that Rock Hudson was gay IRL but that doesnt diminish my enjoyment of him in that role in that film and in many of his other movies and the TV show McMillan & Wife.
Some have alleged that the five times married Cary Grant was bisexual and that his roommate and lifelong friend Randolph Scott was once his lover. I dont know if thats true or not, I tend to think not. But frankly I dont care. When I watch North By Northwest or To Catch A Thief, all I know is that as a little girl, Cary Grant made me feel all tingly even as then I didnt understand why. Cary Grant still makes me feel all tingly sigh : )
IIRC, Tom Selleck played a gay character in the movie In & Out but that doesnt diminish what I think of him as a person, a very conservative man, a faithful husband, an NRA spokesman, big supporter of 2nd Amendment Rights and by all accounts a really stand up and likeable guy.
George C. Scott was a brilliant actor but also a notorious drunk, cursed as to make a sailor blush, was married multiple times, was a womanizer and by many accounts of the people who worked with him, not a very nice person. But he was brilliant in Dr. Strange Love, a movie which many consider a very anti-war film yet did an equally brilliant in job portraying General Patton just a few years later and his A Christmas Carole is a close second to my favorite, the 1951 version with Alastair Sim.
Even knowing Paul Newmans politics, he was also a great actor and I enjoy a great many of his films and as much as I disagreed with Paul Newmans politics, by all accounts he was a nice guy, very down to earth and very devoted to his wife Joanne Woodward. The recently departed Larry Hagman was known for his role as oil tycoon JR Ewing but in RL was a rabid environmentalist. Mel Gibson has made some good movies but in recent years his personal life has become a complete train wreck. Both Hagman and Gibson and Scott battled alcoholism FWIW.
When I watch How I Met Your Mother, I see the character of Barney Stinson, the self centered womanizer, a character who is unlikeable yet likable at the same time (no easy feat for any actor) and not the actor Neil Patrick Harris who is gay IRL, and yes, I think NPH is brilliant in that role, and thats why "It's called acting, dear boy".
If I only watched movies and TV shows whos cast, crew and writers were entirely composed of straight, entirely upstanding moral conservatives, what would that leave me to watch? Perhaps Walker - Texas Ranger? Chuck Norris might be a good guy but is not a very good actor IMO and that show was simply awful, unwatchable. Just saying.
Yes. Every time a poster puts up a thread about a favorite TV show or movie the FR prudes come swarming in. Many criticize the program without ever seeing it. Were living in a golden age of TV and movies and I’m not going to cut my nose off to spite my face.....
NPH pulls it off. That is all what matters in my book, IMHO. And what he does in the privacy of his bedroom is none of my business.
It's the same thing with anti-Apple posters stopping by on Apple threads.
Apparently not, lol.
The whole point of the show is that it is EMBELLISHED, OVER-THE-TOP story-telling to grossed-out children.
I hate the freakin’ acting. Don’t care what his sex life is. I like Helen. She has talent. I liked one other one but can’t remember the title.
It’s the acting, stupid!
Seriously?. I agree with MD. Apart for NPH playing straight (expected from what they pay him), he also manages to play layers to the character. There is the surface amoral, self-centered, schemimg womaniser, but that character is also recognised in-show, from the very first episode,as "the lamest single person alive (and that was his best friend talking). And that both of those personas are no more the real Barney that the suits he claims define him (in fact they are suits he wears to avoid being the loser he fears he is.)
Seriously? I agree with MD. Apart for NPH playing straight (expected from what they pay him), he also manages to play layers to the character. There is the surface amoral, self-centered, schemimg womaniser, but that character is also recognised in-show, from the very first episode,as "the lamest single person alive" (and that was his best friend talking). And that both of those personas are no more the real Barney that the suits he claims define him (in fact they are suits he wears to avoid being the loser he fears he is.)
So why are you on this thread?
All the characters are straight on the show and in real life, NPH is not flamboyant, he tries to keep his personal life private.
actually roc hudson movies have low watchability. That is just by looking at the fact he has disappeared from the classic movie rotations.
look at the anne heche movie that died when she came out of the closet (before her changing sides).
Many of them have their moments and are funny. But stepping back and taking the culture war into consideration and looking at the morals of America today, here is what jumps out at me ... very few, if any children in these serials. I see a bunch of selfish, self-centered, delayed-maturity adults who have lost, no, never had, the focus of family life. Yes, I know, I am a buzz-kill.
And yes, this applies to the so-called #1 show in the land, "NCIS". The only regular character who is married, and happy about it, is the director of NCIS.
I cannot help but think that constant exposure of this absence of happy heterosexual family life subliminally affects those in their 20's. And yes, this trend has been going on since the 1970s (even earlier if you happen to be a fan of "the soaps").
I STILL hate the freakin’ acting!
I kinda like the show...
The show has a premise that’s a little unusual. It’s not just a straight knockoff of ‘Friends’.
The background is Ted telling over-the-top tales to his teen/young adult children, something that might be missed by casually seeing it for a bit.
And, yes, it’s not suitable for family viewing by any stretch!
This isn't the '50s anymore. They don't make shows like "Leave it to Beaver" anymore. America has changed since then.
In most ways HIMYM is a subversion of all those shows.
First of all young lad, TV has never had happy heterosexual family life.
In the 50s, there was no hetrosexuality because there was no sex - it was the 50s.
In the 60s single parent family was the norm, but because divorce was still taboo, and women weren't allowed jobs, the message sent was - Your mom's gonna die, kid!
In the 70s changing mores introduced the disappeared dad, simgle mother - lesson men are jerks.
In the 80s you had Roseanne and families who stayed even though they shouldn't - marriage is a mistake.
The 90s added to that with Sienfield and yes, even Friends when single is the dream, when you marry it's over.
On HIMYM, despite all the characters (except Marshall, but he's from Minnesota) coming from Divorced or Dysfunctional 70s and 80s TV families, happy heterosexual family life is not the end, it's the goal.
The character, Ted, is demanding perhaps too much perfection, and ironically will end up the last to marry
Ted: What if Cindy is the woman I'm supposed to marry and I'm just giving up? So long, elegant yet welcoming home in Westchester, with a sensible mortgage I can handle without dipping into my savings! Bye-bye, two kids I raised with a stern yet loving hand, finding the perfect balance between father and friend! Adios, triplet schnauzers Frank, Lloyd, and Wright—But as the flashback format of the show shows, in 2030 he has all that.
Marshall, Lily, Robin: TED!!
Marshall and Lily who were less picky and settled for the the first person of the opposite sex they met in college are well on the way to recreating the family Marshall had in St Cloud, Minnesota - although perhaps not with the wife 15 year old Marshall wanted in his letter to his future self
Fifteen-year-old-Marshall: Your wife, let me break it down for you, dude. Your wife, blonde, six feet tall, huge rack, and she caters to your every whim.Yeah, perhaps not exactly family viewing, but Marshall reached for someone better, and Lily settled for someone who is definitely not her deadbeat dad, so it's all good.
Marshall: Sorry, baby.
Lily (none of that): That's okay. You just described your mother.