It is reported that How I Met Your Mother will return for a ninth and final season after all the comedy's cast members agreed new deals., which broke the story, says that the series' future was secured after star Jason Segel changed his mind about leaving at the end of the current season.

A source told the website that the "show was literally dead" before Segel had a change of heart.

How I Met Your Mother had been in the final year of its license deal with US network CBS before agreement was reached.