CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler has now confirmed for TVLine that Season 9′s entire run will, in fact, span the wedding weekend and just the wedding weekend, as the comedy details “how each character, before Ted, meets the mother. So, they each meet her independently before he does.”
UGH. 24 episodes of a 56-hour weekend. Does that make sense to anyone? They’ll have to do some episodes outside of the weekend timeline. How could there be enough stories otherwise? Are Marshall and Lilly going to argue about not going to Rome for the entire season?
I’ve always enjoyed HIMYM on a “syndicated basis” i.e. I’ll watch it when it’s on and take enjoyment in it because the cast is superb. But I’ve never been truly invested in it.
This is certainly a unique spin for the final season, but it seems like an idea that SOUNDS a helluva lot better than what happens when you actually DO it.