Today in show business news: How I Met Your Mother officially has one more season to go, Katie Couric will keep gabbing for another year, and Saturday Night Live gets a strange host.
CBS has announced that, after nine long and arduous seasons, the popular flashback sitcom How I Met Your Mother will finally wrap up next year. Yes, one more season has been ordered, and then it's done. Meaning we finally get to meet this famous mother! The kids have all grown up and left the couch, Bob Saget has been replaced with a weird Bob Saget Robot that people are pretty sure is just Dave Coulier painted silver, and everyone but Josh Radnor and Alyson Hannigan seems desperate to get the hell out of there. And now, finally, we are going to meet mom. So who do we think it is? It's not someone we've seen before, right? So they'll have to cast someone kinda big to make the whole thing worth it, won't they? Meryl Streep is the mother! Ha, no, let's be realistic. Hilary Swank is the mother! Whoever it's going to be, the writers have to get started figuring it out, for real this time. This is it, guys. No fooling around anymore. Next year you're telling us who that damn mother is, once and for all. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Meanwhile, Katie Couric's talk show, bafflingly titled Katie, who knows what that means, has been renewed for a second season. The show has performed decently so far, though it did just hit a big series high last week with Katie's exclusive Manti Te'o interview. Couric's show overall ranks sixth in daytime, which could be better, but it could also be Jeff Probst's new show, so. There but for the grace of Probst, or something. The next season of Katie will be broadcast in 95 percent of the country, so, sucks to be you, Illinois. [Deadline]