"How I Met Your Mother" renewed for two years

How I Met Your Mother" cast members, from left, Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan and Neil Patrick Harris pose together at a celebration for the 100th episode of the television series, at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010. AP

Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan and Neil Patrick Harris arrive at the celebration for the 100th episode of "How I Met Your Mother" on Jan. 7, 2010, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

(CBS/AP) Although Charlie Sheen's antics halted what was left of this season's "Two and a Half Men," TV fans can enjoy two more years of CBS' "How I Met Your Mother."

Video: Meet the "HIMYM" cast
Video: Behind the scenes at "How I Met Your Mother"
Pictures: Neil Patrick Harris

The renewal agreement between CBS and producer Twentieth Century Fox Television was announced on Monday, extending the show to 2012-2013.

The show's five central stars - Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris and Cobie Smulders - are each signed for two more years.

Harris shared the good news on his Twitter account Saturday, writing, "HIMYM picked up for 2 more years! Yahoo! With so much job security, I should buy something extravagant. Like a pony. Or some gold teeth!"

The announcement brings a degree of certainty to at least one show in the CBS Monday-night lineup after production was suspended on "Two and a Half Men." If the current troubles between the network and Sheen cannot be solved, "HIMYM" is a candidate to move into the "Men" time slot.

Six years in, there's still no word from producers on when they'll introduce the future wife of Radnor's character.


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