How I Met Your Mother, has officially been renewed for a ninth—and final season. All members of the main cast including Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan will return — as will creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.

The cast’s contracts were set to expire at the end of this season, and many felt it was questionable whether or not there would be one more season. Segel, who has starred in numerous films since the show’s inception, was reportedly the most hesitant to return.

“We‘re thrilled to have the entire and incredibly talented How I Met Your Mother cast back for one final season to bring the series to a proper close,” said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, chairmen of 20th Century Fox Television. “Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are masterful and hilarious storytellers, and we have no doubt that they will guide one of the greatest comedies of the last decade to a gratifying conclusion when they finally reveal the identity of the Mother.”

This season, viewers have seen how (Lily Hannigan) and Marshall (Segel) deal with parenthood, as the story of how Barney (Harris) and Robin (Smulders) got engaged has also unfolded. Still, viewers are waiting to see who Ted Mosby (Radnor) eventually marries. How I Met Your Mother is currently averaging 7.8 million viewers and has 4.0 rating among adults 18-49.

Watch Neil Patrick Harris talking about the show's renewal below:

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