Could “How I Met Your Mother” survive after the mother is revealed?

During today’s Television Critic Association press conference for CBS, the stars and producers of How I Met Your Mother shed light on some very interesting news on what could possibly be in store for the series after we find out how Ted met the mother of his children.

Could you imagine a How I Met Your Mother spin-off? Apparently Producers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have been in talks with 20th Century Fox TV and CBS to extend the life on the sitcom, which is currently in its 7th season.

Some possibilities on the HIMYM spin-off: after revealing the mother, going back in time and telling the story from the mother’s point of view on how she met the father – How I Met Your Father? All new cast, new storylines, new plot, twist and turns. Quite intriguing.

Another scenario: Continuing the story with the revealed mother, and adding her to the current show. After I Met Your Mother? The title may need to be worked on, but something that the producers may be considering.

It’s no surprise that CBS is trying to keep the How I Met Your Mother franchise around as long as possible. HIMYM has seen its best ratings ever in its 7th season, and is currently the youngest skewing show on CBS. Finding new hit comedies are hard nowadays, so if CBS, 20th Century Fox TV, and Bays/Thomas can come up with a viable idea to keep the series on any longer, all parties will surely be happy.

No matter whether How I Met Your Mother ends after season 8 like originally planned or lives on as a new series, we will meet the mother. One person already being considered….Jennifer Aniston. Even though a final decision is a long way off, confirmed Bays.

How I Met Your Mother airs Mondays at 8p.m. on CBS.

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