“How I Met Your Mother” may still have a little bit of time left on CBS; however, the executive producers behind the series are making it rather clear that they are not currently planning on taking any chances on being blindsided by the fact that this could be the final season.
Speaking in an event with various members of the press on Monday, the show’s executive producers in Craig Thomas and Carter Bays confirmed that they are planning for this season like it is the last, and they have another plan in place in the event that there are negotiations that lead to the show coming back for what would be a ninth and final season. However, Bays said that they are going to need some sort of decision on the subject soon if they are going to get the opportunity to execute this plan in the way in which they are hoping to:
“It gets more and more difficult [to plan ahead] … It’s going to be more and more work that we have to throw out if this isn’t our last season. We’d like to know as soon as possible.”
From a money standpoint, we all know that it makes perfect sense for CBS to be interested in bringing more of this show to the table. After all, it is a solid performer in the ratings, and with “Two and a Half Men” likely ending this season, it would be a pretty enormous blow for producers to end up losing a pair of their long-running comedies in the same year. The only real issue standing in their way is making sure that the actors are all not only on board, but paid a salary that is reasonable for all properties.
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