Nothing's for certain right now!
But we have a feeling that you shouldn't be holding your breath!
Ever since we heard CBS and 20th Century Fox execs were reportedly starting tentative negotiations for a possible ninth season of How I Met Your Mother, rumors have been circulating that Jason Segel would most likely not be involved!
And those fears were solidified FURTHER when he apparently said in an interview:
"It's great to do some 'rated R' stuff again, because I've been playing the nice guy for quite a long time now. That's why I'm gonna quit How I Met Your Mother after the eighth season."
However, according to the actor's rep:
"Perhaps something got lost in translation, but season nine hasn't even been addressed yet."
LOLz! Very true!
It's important to remember that so far, it's just in the discussion stages!
Unfortunately, though, sources close to the series are FAIRLY certain that if, in fact, season nine does come to fruition, not only will Jason be out, but so will Alyson Hannigan!
"Jason and Alyson [Hannigan] are the two least likely to want to do a season 9. It would take a lot of money to keep them. A lot."
WELL. At least if they don't return it will be easier for their characters to be written out together!
But in all seriousness, we wouldn't want to see ANYONE leave this far into the story, so we sincerely hope that if everyone isn't on board, they should just make season eight the proper send-off it deserves to be!
How about U? Do U want a season nine of How I Met Your Mother without Lilly or Marshall?
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