We have known for some time now that CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother” will sadly come to an end. The network channel announced on Thursday, December 19 that the long running sitcom will be bowing out with a special one-hour final episode on March 31, 2014. “HIMYM” regular James Van Der Beek will get an opportunity to launch a preview episode for his new show, “Friends with Better Lives”, about six friends at very different stages in their lives.
As cited by Cinemablend, creator/executive producer Craig Thomas says that the 200th episode airing on January 27 will tell the story from the Mother’s perspective. Executive producer Carter Bays says:
“Our 100th episode was very much a celebration of the cast – not the cast doesn’t deserve celebrating even more after 200 episodes – but this is a different kind of story. It’s about the tale. It felt like a different kind of 200th episode, but it felt like the right one to do in terms of the greater story of the show.”
CBS has given a pilot commitment order to continue with the “HIMYM” Spin-Off that will be telling the story from a female point of view, the series will be called ’How I Met Your Dad’. We can expect a new voice, new characters and a brand new storyline. The successful “HIMYM” creative team (Carter Bays and Craig Thomas) alongside Up All Night” creator Emily Spivey will pen the pilot.