Say it ain't so, Neil Patrick Harris!
Though, if the story comes to it's final conclusion (meeting your mother), we'll be happy just to finally know how it happened!
All of this news comes out amidst rumors that the show has TWO more seasons — through the end of 9. Neil says otherwise.
“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]. 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, we all are anxious to move forward.”
That little spark of hope for season 9 he just mentioned? The payday would have to be huge:
“I think the only way I think a season 9 or any longer would happen would be [if it were] financially right — that’s the reality of it. We love the show, we love doing it – eight years is a long time and we’re as happy a family as we’ve ever been.”
We're sad about this, but at a certain point shows and their cast (and crew) have to move on.
Who knows, maybe something better will come up!
Oh, and if you missed the past 7 seasons, NPH can fix that for you in under sixty seconds — which is perfect if you want to watch (what probably will be) the last season as it airs!
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