CBS has ordered four additional scripts for its comedy series How I Met Your Mother, a very positive first sign towards the likeilhood of the show receiving a renewal for next season.
The scripts are for the 2009-10 season and will give the show’s producers an opportunity to get a head start on the fifth season. So yeah, it’s extremely likely that the show is coming back for another season.
In recent years a renewal has been much more in doubt, but the show, coupled with lead-in The Big Bang Theory, has helped put the network in a dominant position on Monday nights
The network is rumored to be in discussions with Warner Bros. (who produces the shows) over multiseason renewals for fellow Monday night comedies The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men as well as another comedy on the network, The New Adventures of Old Christine, which is just a few episodes away from tallying up enough episodes for syndication.
If you’re interested, full season ratings data for the three key Monday night comedies (The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother and Two and a Half Men) follows after the jump.
The Big Bang Theory (17 episodes)
Households – 6.3/9 HH rating/share
Viewers – 10.23M
Adults 18-49 – 3.8/10 A18-49 rating/share
How I Met Your Mother (16 episodes)
Households – 6.0/9 HH rating/share
Viewers – 9.98M
Adults 18-49 – 4.2/10 A18-49 rating/share
Two and a Half Men (17 episodes)
Households – 9.2/13 HH rating/share
Viewers – 15.08M
Adults 18-49 – 5.1/12 A18-49 rating/share