“How I Met Your Mother” has brought us many an appearance from family members over the years, whether it be Barney allegedly doing some crazy things with Ted’s mom or the tragic loss of Marshall’s dad. We even had the emotional reunion of Barney with his real dad, played by John Lithgow.
But what about Robin’s biological mother? We teased recently that this was something that could be a possibility thanks to a specific episode title, but now for the first time, one of the show bosses is actually speaking out about it. In an interview with TV Guide, Carter Bays confirms that there are some plans in the works to give us an opportunity to at least see Robin’s stepmom, and maybe something involving her real mother down the road:
“We’ll meet Robin’s new stepmom, who wants to sing at her wedding. And Robin’s mom, whom we’ve said almost nothing about, will also be a factor, whether we meet her or not. We’ll be exploring why Robin hasn’t talked to her. Her personality will help explain Robin in the same way her dad’s did.”
Bays also hinted in this interview about a chance for a relationship-based spinoff in the future, but we don’t know what that could mean. The only slightly interesting idea that we can think of is a “How I Met Your Father” story starring Cristin Milioti, but we don’t think it would work with the primary mystery already solved.
So we want to leave it to you to play casting agent here. Who do you want to see play the part of Robin’s stepmom, and Robin’s mom (if she happens to show up at all)? Be sure to share your thoughts below, and you can read about an actor returning to the show at this link. The new season premieres on CBS Monday, September 23.