CBS Announces How I Met Your Mother Finale Airdate (March?!) and Timeslot Successor

Bass Player WantedHow I Met Your Mother is bowing out early.

CBS on Thursday announced that the long-running comedy will wrap its 24-episode final season with an hour-long episode on Monday, March 31. (The good news about the show’s winter exit? Save for two Olympics-fueled repeats, the show will air all originals from Jan. 13 to March 31.)

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Airing immediately after HIMYM‘s swan song at 9/8c will be the new James Van Der Beek comedy Friends With Better Lives. It will then shift to its regular 8:30 perch on April 7.

Two Broke Girls will take over HIMYM‘s 8/7c timeslot beginning April 14. (That’s right, Max and Caroline will be kicking off the family hour.)

Here’s your cheat sheet…

Monday, March 31
8: How I Met Your Mother (one-hour series finale)
9: Friends With Better Lives
9:30: Mom
10: Intelligence

Monday, April 7
8: The Big Bang Theory (encore)
8:30: Friends With Better Lives
9: NCAA Basketball

Monday, April 14
8: 2 Broke Girls
8:30: Friends With Better Lives
9: Mike & Molly
9:30: Mom
10: Intelligence