CBS at TCA: Nina Tassler on the Future of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

July 29, 2012 by  

With HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER about to start the second year of its two-year pickup — and starting its eighth season overall — how long the comedy can last on CBS has become an increasingly important issue.

“They had an incredible year last year,” CBS president Nina Tassler said during her Television Critics Association panel. “We’ve got a great relationship with [co-creators] Craig [Thomas] and Carter [Bays], and certainly they have a very strategic wrap‑up to the show. They know we want the show to come back next year. We are having conversations right now about extending it [beyond next season]. So we’re not planning it right now. We want the show to come back next year.”

And while the duo will need a considerable amount of notice if the show will extend beyond this year, Tassler said Thomas and Bays haven’t reached the point of concretely setting where the season will end. (Given that the much-discussed “mother” has yet to be officially introduced, being able to know whether this year’s closer will be a series or season finale is vital.)

“Well, we’re not there yet in terms of resolving the season['s arc],” Tassler said. “We’re in early conversations, and we’re pretty optimistic.”

Do you hope CBS can come to a deal to keep HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER on the air beyond this year? Or do you hope they can just wrap up the series this year?

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