After nine seasons and over 200 episodes, Ted Mosby will finally soon meet the woman that will bear his children. It's a long awaited event among TV buffs, and CBS has now released the date that fans will be able to witness this momentous occasion.
The 'HIMYM' gang's 24 episode final season will come to an end on Monday, March 31, 2014. The series finale will also be one hour in length, adding to the specialness of the occasion. The still unnamed mother will at last encounter Ted during Robin and Barney's big wedding. The decision to spend a whole season chronicling the weekend up to the ceremony has drawn lots of criticism, but the end result seems to have pleased the majority 'HIMYM's loyal fanbase so far.
With its longtime Monday night mainstay preparing to ride off into the sunset, CBS has wasted no time in forming its plans for the future. Premiering at 9 p.m. (immediately following the 'HIMYM' finale) will be new ensemble comedy 'Friends with Better Lives.' 'FwBL' also features a group of friends in their thirties, and stars James Van Der Beek, Brooklyn Decker, and Kevin Connolly, among others. While this is a pretty transparent attempt to transition 'Mother's fans to a similar comedy, maybe it'll end up working out. Stranger things have happened in the world of TV.
The following Monday, 'FwBL' will move to its regular timeslot of 8:30 p.m. Current 8:30 resident '2 Broke Girls' will then move up to the lead-off slot at 8 p.m. The next Monday after that (April 17) will see the return of 'Mike & Molly' to 9 p.m., with 'Mom' remaining at 9:30. While all the comedies play musical chairs, new drama 'Intelligence' will have long since taken over the 10 p.m. timeslot from 'Hostages,' which ends its limited run on Jan. 13.
CBS Mondays definitely won't be the same without 'How I Met Your Mother.' That is until next fall's spin-off 'How I Met Your Dad.' Long-winded stories about meeting one's spouse are truly the gift that keeps on giving.