CBS Renews How I Met Your Mother - But There's a Twist

CBS has renewed How I Met Your Mother, but this year there’s a twist to the terms. Namely, that the show is set to return for not one but two more seasons.

That’s quite a feat for a series that, prior to 2010, used to be left waiting… and waiting… and waiting, oftentimes until May, to learn if it would get picked up for even one more cycle.

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According to Deadline, 20th Century Fox TV fared very well on the new deal, commanding almost double the licensing fee from CBS. Perhaps — and I say perhaps — Charlie Sheen is partly to thank, seeing as his antics have put the fate of CBS’ bread-and-butter Monday-night sitcom, Two and a Half Men, in question.

Mother‘s good news comes almost two months after its former time slot neighbor, The Big Bang Theory, itself got a multiple-year pick-up, through the 2013-14 TV season.

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All of the HIMYM principals — Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan — are locked in to return.

Are you glad to see HIMYM continue through May 2013? Or were you hoping to not wait possibly so long to, you know, meet the mother?