21 December 2012 6:33 PM, PST | Deadline Hollywood | See recent Deadline Hollywood news »

Exclusive: My news will be cheered by fans of the CBS comedy and follows the network logging a second consecutive Monday win in adults 18-49 and total viewers. For those keeping score, the hourlong winter finale of How I Met Your Mother (3.4/9) was up 6% from last week’s half-hour episode. That Monday lineup took a hit this fall facing competition from The Voice and suffering from the move of Two And A Half Men to Thursday, so it was important for CBS to secure Himym for another season - especially as another tough negotiation with Warner Bros for Two And A Half Men is coming up. Now Himym‘s 9th season is secure even if the network and the studio and the cast are keeping mum right now. (Meanwhile I stopped watching after Season 2 because I can’t stand not knowing who the mom is, dammit.) Of course there was »

- NIKKI FINKE, Editor in Chief

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