The most legen—wait for it—dary event in TV history airs tonight with the hour-long finale of How I Met You Mother (CBS, 8 pm). The cast has been incredibly tight-lipped about how the CBS sitcom will end after nine seasons, but we did get a few clues from Josh Radnor, who plays Ted Mosby.
“It’s probably the most far reaching finale in terms of years it covers,” Radnor said in an interview on Entertainment Weekly Radio on SiriusXM. “We go from 2005 to 2030 or 2035. It’s a 30-year voyage all over time and space with these characters.”
Radnor refused a bribe of $14, a banana, and a few pieces of pocket lint to spill any more details, but did add: “Whatever people have loved and responded to with the show, it’s all there in the finale. I watched it last week and I thought it was amazing and it made me feel really proud to be part of such a great show.”
The cast and crew wrapped their swan song, which took two weeks to film, in early March. They celebrated the final night with pizza and drinks on the MacLaren’s soundstage (appropriate, no?). Unfortunately, Jason Segel (Marshall) had already left town, so Marshpillow (see season 6, episode 16) was sitting at the gang’s booth in his stead.
How do you hope that HIMYM will wrap up? What will you miss most about the show? Most importantly: Do you have your own version of Marshpillow to console yourself?