Are How I Met Your Mother’s Stars Sick of the Show?
Bad news, How I Met Your Mother fans. It's sounding like Neil Patrick Harris wishes he didn't have to suit up ever again.
The TV and Broadway star tells Access Hollywood that he and his co-stars are — wait for it — more than ready to move on from the show. "We are all anxious to move forward," Neil says, predicting that the series will come to a close once it has finished its eighth and current season.
"Our contracts end at [Season] 8, so it's one of those, you know, if they wanna do 9, they're welcome to, but we have a lot of other things [going on]," Neil explains. "Cobie [Smulders] has got The Avengers that just made a billion dollars, Jason [Segel] makes a ton of movies, I'm anxious to move East and Josh [Radnor] is directing and acting in movies as well."
So is there a chance that the stars will have a change of heart? Unlikely, as it sounds like only one thing could change their minds: A legendary amount of money. "I think the only way... a season 9 or any longer would happen would be [if it were] financially right — that's the reality of it," Neil admits. And let's face it — when the stars of a show are staying on just for the money, nobody wins.
So this is not the best development for the show's fans. Let's just hope that the show has picked a freakin' mother before the stars all hightail it out of there.