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Jason Segel exiting 'How I Met Your Mother'?

Report: Hollywood success makes actor 'unlikely' to return

By Corey Levitan Dec 10, 2012 12:19PM

Jason Segel is leaving the nest. According to Deadline, his high-flying movie career will most likely keep the actor away if "How I Met Your Mother" begins Season 9.


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The report says Segel -- who plays Marshall Eriksen on the sitcom -- has "indicated that it is unlikely for him to return." However, it also adds that "he has not shut the door."

With or without Segel, Season 9 is still an uncertain proposition. CBS' contract with "How I Met Your Mother comes up after this year, so 11th-hour negotiations are underway between the network and the show's producers, 20th Century Fox Television. CBS wants it back, according to the report, but the price needs to be right.


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An abbreviated final season could be the solution that appeals most to Segel, star of the Hollywood blockbusters "Knocked Up," "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "The Muppets."

"CBS and 20th TV both have good track records in completing complex negotiations," the story notes. "CBS has been able to bring back 'Two And A Half Men,' also from an outside studio (Warner Bros.), several times in down-to-the-wire negotiations."

"How I Met Your Mother" airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

Dec 10, 2012 10:49PM
I love this show, but it's time to wrap things up.  In my opinion though Jason shouldn't walk away until it's done.  So many sitcom actors leave their bread and butter to pursue their movie careers and the next thing you know, they're fading out.
Dec 10, 2012 8:11PM
This show still makes me laugh, I love Marshall and Lilly, but my absolute fav is Barney. I agree that it is time to meet the mother. I just hope they get the right person, or it will be a big let down after all these years. It doesn't even have to be a big name, I think a new-comer would be better. Don't let us down HIMYM!!!
Dec 10, 2012 7:43PM
Dec 10, 2012 7:28PM
I don't know what you guys are talking about. A couple of episodes ago it had me rolling on the ground. But it is time to finally meet the mother. 
Dec 10, 2012 5:28PM
O lord please let it die. Like Two and a half men its no longer funny. Time to find out how he met there mother. Enough is enough.
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