How I Met Your Mother Season 8 Spoilers : The Gang’s Future, and Possible 9th Season?

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December 19, 2012


As How I Met Your Mother goes on hiatus, Carter Bays has dished out some new spoilers on what to expect when the show returns. Check out what he had to say below.

Season 9 Plans.. We’re right in the middle of it. We’re hoping to announce something at the TCAs [winter press tour in January]. Our goal is say one way or the other by then.

Cast thoughts on a ninth season..Is Some of it has to do with money, but a lot of it also has to do with the schedule. We want to make sure that our actors continue to be able to do all the fun,extracurricular stuff that they do.

Shortened season if ninth season goes ahead.. I would rather not. I feel like if we’re going to spend a year of our life on it, I’d rather do the full 24 to really do it right. That’s where I fall.

Barney and Robin’s future after the proposal.. I’m not going to say that the road from here to the wedding is completely smooth. This was a rash decision that Robin ran into, and [it was] somewhat rash on Barney’s part — even though it’s extremely calculated in other ways. There’s still going to be some bumps in the road, some things to hammer out. But we’ve known from the beginning that they’re headed to the altar. This is a big step towards that.

Where the show picks up in January.. ’s going to be a couple days after the engagement. Everyone’s dealing with bigger questions of this big change – a big change that not only affects [Barney and Robin], but the whole gang.

Ted’s Future.. He’s got some dating coming up. It hits him pretty hard, finding out that the girl that was once the girl of his dreams…. The fact that she’s engaged to his best friend, that’s potentially devastating and begins to regret his generosity a little bit in encouraging Robin to follow her heart. But that’s going to be his journey for the rest of the series, really.

More Wedding Flashbacks! There’s some little tidbits coming up in the next few episodes. Some fun, little reveals. We’re getting close to the end, so we’re gearing to actually see that moment where they meet.

Rachel Bilson’s Return! I don’t want to reveal too much about it. It’s still kind of a secret. But we are going to see that little connective tissue of how and why it was important that he met Cindy and dated her in the bigger story.

What’s in store for Lily and Marshall.. Marshall is going to have some career stuff come up. It’s going to affect the firm that he’s working at it. It’s going to make things difficult. And Lily is going to have some career issues of her own. She’s been teaching for 12 years now, and now she’s got a baby, too. It’s all childcare, all the time. It’s going to start to get to her a little bit, and we’re going to start to see her try and re-energize her interest in art and her interest in maybe having a different career.

Source : TVLine

What do you make of all these spoilers? Excited or Annoyed? Do you want a ninth season? And which developments are you most looking forward to?

  • Nick

    I’m really hoping for a renewed season of How I Met Your Mother, although I wouldn’t be opposed to a shortened season if that was all we had as an option. I know that my coworkers at DISH are just like me and just want more episodes, no matter how many there are. I also think that the career changes for Marshall and Lily that talk about is good for them, especially since I won’t miss any of them thanks to DISH’s Hopper recording all four major networks with the PrimeTime Anytime feature automatically. I think this show can go on forever, and I can watch every episode!