How I Met Your Mother has been renewed for a ninth and final season, which means we won't have to wait long to meet the long-awaited mystery The Mother.
"Through eight years, How I Met Your Mother has mastered the art of leading-edge comedy, emotional water-cooler moments and pop culture catchphrases," CBS president Nina Tassler said a statement.
"We are excited for Carter, Craig, Pam Fryman and this amazing cast to tell the final chapter and reveal television's most mysterious mother to some of TV's most passionate fans."
Although the official announcement was just made, Cobie Smulders, Jason Segal and others leaked the news on Twitter last week.
Smulders tweeted "It'll be nice starting season nine knowing this is it. Soak it in. Really be grateful and enjoy this last year."
What we might expect
Barney's wedding should be shown at the end of the current season (8). So if it runs as expected, we'll meet the mother at the end of season 8 and season 9 will tell the story of how she and Ted started dating!