Deadline's Nikki Finke reports that the CBS stalwart will be back for a ninth season (which may or may not include the big motherly reveal) after nearly six months' worth of negotiations between HIMYM's cast, producers, and the network. Finke says Jason Segel delayed the show's greenlight this time around, and had actually decided to bail on season nine, "but he just got turned around [yesterday] at the last second. The show was literally dead [otherwise]." So, after writing season eight like it would be the show's last, HIMYM's scriptwriters have a new challenge: filling the sexual inappropriate-ness void now that Barney Stinson may just have settled down.
Watch our new series!
Vulture’s Secret History of Television
Let’s Salute the Worst Superhero TV ShowsView all videos
Most Viewed Stories
How Captain America’s Stuffed Cast Caused a Marvel Civil War
Miley Cyrus’s Dead Petz Is Hard to Like, or Even Endure
Some Hero Drew Game of Thrones People As Bob’s Burgers People
Listen to Janet Jackson’s Very Lovable ‘Unbreakable’
Watch Young Angelina Jolie Own This Acting Class
7 Books You Need to Read This September
The Rise of the Sadcom
Mark Ruffalo Confirms That, Incredibly, Hulk Won’t Be in Captain America: Civil War
A Walk in the Woods Is a Trail Not Worth Traveling
Chris Evans Is Down to Play Captain America Forever
Latest News from VultureThe New Star Wars BB-8 Toy Is So Cute, I Nearly Lost My Mind
Maybe he's not totally over being famous.Best Time Ever Promo: Neil Patrick Harris Will Be Doing Lots of Pranking
Call him Sir Pranks-A-Lot.What Can We Learn About Force Awakens From the New Star Wars Talking Toys?
Finn speaks!Alex Gibney’s Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine Challenges Nearly Every Aspect of the Jobs Brand
It’s a skeptical essay, a meditation, a corrective.Idris Elba Is a Frighteningly Good Warlord in Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation
Can he get Netflix an Oscar?unREAL’s Freddie Stroma to Play Sam’s Hunky Brother on Game of Thrones
The role should not be too much of a stretch.Gary Indiana’s Great Material
What would Bob Barker think?The 12 Zaniest, Most Memorable Wigs on Key and Peele, According to Their Hairstylist
The crazier the hair, the closer to God.
Know your enemies.Force Friday: A Guide to the Star Wars Merchandise Mayhem
Disney is premiering new Force Awakens merchandise with a 24-hour international spectacle.How Captain America’s Stuffed Cast Caused a Marvel Civil War
Disputes over the budget of next year's superhero film caused a corporate reshuffling at Marvel.The Transporter: Refueled Is Stupid-Fun, But You’ll Miss Jason Statham
The Transporter: Refueled is stupid, stupid, stupid — and it certainly knows it.Chrissie Hynde Stands by Her Controversial Rape Comments
"If you don’t want my opinion, don’t ask me for it."The Carmichael Show’s David Alan Grier on How Fast the World Is Changing and Playing the Cowardly Lion in The Wiz
They are very excited!!7 Books You Need to Read This September
Awkward City. Population: Jimmy.