'How I Met Your Mother' lands its first Comic-Con panel
Stars of beloved CBS comedy to thank fans before ninth and final season
It only took eight years, but "How I Met Your Mother" is finally making its debut at Comic-Con. The celebrated comedy will kick off its ninth and final season this fall. And the July 20 panel will undoubtedly allow the show's stars and creators to thank fans for their time-tested support while saying goodbye.
20th Century Fox, which produces "HIMYM," announced the panel Wednesday and said fans can expect stars Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan, as well as executive producers Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Pamela Fryman.
At the end of Season 8, Bays and company revealed the highly anticipated and buzzed-about identity of the mother. Cristin Milioti will play the love of Ted's (Radnor) life when the show returns, and rumor has it the whole season will play out in real time. Bays hasn't confirmed this but said Season 9 will "tell the epic story of the longest wedding weekend ever."
Other 20th Century Fox panels at Comic-Con include the new supernatural drama "Sleepy Hollow" (July 19) and the animated offering "Murder Police" (July 18), both of which will air on Fox. There will also be panels for "Bones" (July 19), "Bob's Burgers" (July 19) and "Futurama" (July 20).
Comic-Con takes place July 18-21 in San Diego.