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Will How I Met Your Mother Return For Season 9 Without Central Cast Members?

In what may be the longest bedtime story of all time, we’ve been waiting seven seasons for Ted Mosby to tell his two children how he met their mother.

Now it looks like these kids had better cancel their weekend plans, because CBS is currently in talks to extend How I Met Your Mother to a ninth season before the eighth has even been filmed.

According to Variety, the potential for an additional season comes after the show received an unexpected ratings boost last season.

The studio is waiting to announce its final decision until after Season 8 starts airing this September, but one concern about continuing the series is that the central actors’s contracts only go through the end of this season.

The majority of the leads on HIMYM — including Jason Segel and Neil Patrick Harris — have regular work in film and television, and asking them to continue after eight years might be a bit demanding.

Whatever CBS decides, they’d better make up their minds soon because we’d really like to know how Ted met his wife already!

Would you like another season of How I Met Your Mother?

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07.18.2012 / 02:32 AM EDT by Rachel McRady
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