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'How I Met Your Mother' exec: 'We could run for eight or nine years'
Digital Spy ^ | Tuesday, May 15 2012 | Morgan Jeffery

Posted on 05/17/2012 7:26:01 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

Edited on 05/17/2012 8:06:47 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

How I Met Your Mother co-creator Craig Thomas has hinted at the show's eighth season.

The CBS sitcom's next run will pick up where last night's season finale ended, with Robin (Cobie Smulders) revealed as Barney's future bride.

"We ended the season finale with a lot of, for lack of a better term, mind-****s," Thomas told Vulture. "So we'll have to do a whole episode stuck in that time frame. And then in episode 802, we jump ahead... and catch up with everyone."

It is currently unclear if season eight of How I Met Your Mother will be the show's final run, Thomas added.


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: himym; howimetyourmother; z

1 posted on 05/17/2012 7:26:04 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican
Why I watch:


2 posted on 05/17/2012 7:36:31 PM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: MinorityRepublican; Morgana

I still cannot belive that people actually watch the crap that is thrown on TV these days.


3 posted on 05/17/2012 7:42:33 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: AndrewB

4 posted on 05/17/2012 7:44:17 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

I can’t beleive this show is still on, I thought it wouldn’t go three weeks.


5 posted on 05/17/2012 7:44:57 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: GeronL

It sucks big time. The irony and worst part is that the so-called “playboy” of the show is a real life fag.


6 posted on 05/17/2012 7:46:52 PM PDT by max americana
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To: svcw

The problem is every show on TV is the same show these days with different actors and titles. Nothing but long strings of dirty jokes and slutty actresses who like taking it all off for the general public.


7 posted on 05/17/2012 7:47:47 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: max americana
The irony and worst part is that the so-called “playboy” of the show is a real life fag.

It's called acting for a reason.....

8 posted on 05/17/2012 7:49:24 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

You gotta be Sh##ng me!! In the realm of stupid, that show is just one notch higher than The Big Bang Theory. I skip both and watch a rerun, rerun of two and a half men. Of course in the old days I saw Laverne and Shirley go to the top and stay there for awhile and thought to myself, at that time, man, this country has no future if that crap can pull an audience to make it to the top. No wonder Obama got the Votes to become President. We’re a bunch of total idiots.


9 posted on 05/17/2012 7:57:39 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: fish hawk
We’re a bunch of total idiots.

Lighten up, it's just a tv show!

10 posted on 05/17/2012 7:59:27 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican
The premise of the show can be very funny, and there is plenty of eye candy for everybody, but it is way too dependent on sex and defaults to the crude.

The faults are almost universally common in TV today.

11 posted on 05/17/2012 8:31:06 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

That’s not Cobie Smulders.


12 posted on 05/17/2012 9:50:47 PM PDT by free me (heartless)
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To: free me

Who cares?


13 posted on 05/17/2012 10:38:44 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I don’t watch that, but see previews once in a while.

I can NOT see the brunette whassername without thinking: “This one time? in band camp? I stuck a flute in my ...” followed by a huge spit-take by the guy she was talking to. She’ll always be the band-camp geek in American Pie to me.

BTW, “?” was the weird rising inflection she used in AP...


14 posted on 05/18/2012 6:29:40 AM PDT by Peet (Everything has an end -- only the sausage has two.)
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To: Peet

That’s nothing, lol. Wait until you see Ashton Kutcher play Steve Jobs in the upcoming movie about his life!


15 posted on 05/18/2012 7:15:31 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: fish hawk

People who watch 2.5 men should not throw stones.


16 posted on 05/18/2012 7:18:04 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: max americana

hence the reason for the overhype.

It is 100% unwachable.

There is more than enough eye candy elsewhere.

It must be very cheep to produce.


17 posted on 05/18/2012 7:18:19 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: JennysCool

Good point!
For anyone who would um like to know more that’s Lee-Anne Liebenberg, professional stunt women.


18 posted on 05/18/2012 7:37:33 AM PDT by free me (heartless)
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To: MinorityRepublican
It is currently unclear if season eight of How I Met Your Mother will be the show's final run, Thomas added.

That runs against time constraints. The forman is a flashback told in 3030 to his kids. The older seems to be at least 15, so for the show to run to 2013-14 (season 9), Ted would have to tell their mother "I love you" on the first date, and "Will you marry me?" on the second. Does that sound like Ted?

19 posted on 05/18/2012 10:05:52 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy
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To: Oztrich Boy

Or Season 8 could cover last 6 months of 2012. Season 9 could cover first 6 months of 2013. They did something similiar on that 70s show, they were forced to slow down the pace of the show.


20 posted on 05/18/2012 11:49:11 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: Oztrich Boy

But I doubt that season 9 will get made. Some of the actors are becoming really successful and they’ll prefer more time to appear in more movies.


21 posted on 05/18/2012 11:52:54 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: longtermmemmory
It must be very cheep to produce.

It's not. The standard 20 minute sitcom has a simple plotline with 10-20 scene changes and shooting takes a single afternoon.

How I Met Your Mother has a more complex plotline with about 50 scene changes per episode, and shooting takes three days.

22 posted on 05/18/2012 2:00:23 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy
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To: GeronL; max americana; MinorityRepublican

‘________taking it all off for the general public.’

Attend live theater.
Three granddaughters, 13, 9 and 5 - all sisters - JUST got cast in ‘Sound Of Music,’ performing in Ojai, CA, July and Aug.
Their mom has call-back for nun,- & baroness, maybe - - -
~ couldn’t resist - - ~


23 posted on 05/18/2012 8:57:52 PM PDT by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: USARightSide

13, 9 and 5??

are they taking it all off??

so proud... lol.

I would never let anyone I know get into any part of the entertainment industry, especially children


24 posted on 05/18/2012 10:27:21 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Go easy, big feller - !
Upon re-reading my entry, I see I could have worded it better!

Can’t pretend to know all the pitfalls of show business, but a daughter did fine (escaped any sleaze) for a few early teen-age years back in the ‘80’s. Am aware ‘things’ have stepped up since then - - -

Now her daughters love most things ‘Broadway Musicals.’ So for 4 summers she’s been teaching them, and about 18 other home schooled kids, show tunes, teaches them choreography, and they put on a ‘Backyard Broadway’ show, early summer, in their backyard. They design and paint sets, do their make-up - she chooses kids who are independent - can solve problems.
Rehearsals are one week only, 3 hours daily, and then it’s ‘show time!’
She is passing on wonderful music.

Daughter has always been concerned about a safe environment for kids to perform, so she has taken on the task herself.
A woman in a nearby town got wind of this, and started a similar activity of her own, after attending a show here.
I’m betting this goes on in many communities. There seems to be no ‘original ideas!’

When the girls do community theater, their mother, our daughter, is right there. It’s a win-win all around.
The now-5 year old was in ‘Cheaper By The Dozen’ for 19 performances this past Jan./Feb., when she was 4, turning 5. Had lines, entrances, exits. Has been begging to do another play.
Her girls are not Divas - no temperments allowed - mannerly, tho.

Husband/father is their asst. coach for soccer and track - 9 and 13 year olds participate. Nine year old wins the mile in her division.

These are not super-kids - fun-loving, tho.
And attend S.S.!

If there’s credit/blame for family acting, it would be traced to my deceased uncle - a pro on Broadway in the ‘30’s and 40’s, as a kid, who came west for a while. Got rifle-butted by a German in WWII, lost a kidney; died from meningittis in a Canadian hospital - he had left Broadway, went to Canada to join the Canadian Commandoes.
He and my father were from Scotland.
Glad my uncle got to do what he loved - acting - even tho a kid.

Now, you know more than you ever asked (if you read this far)!

Attend (good) live theater!


25 posted on 05/19/2012 10:11:47 PM PDT by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: USARightSide

I should have included the sarcasm tag.

You did give it a weird juxtaposition though.


26 posted on 05/20/2012 1:08:14 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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