Cristin Milioti's titular character will get the spotlight in the milestone outing titled 'How Your Mother Met Me', which is set to air in January.
The titular mother of "How I Met Your Mother" doesn't get a spin-off, but she will have her fair share of the spotlight in an upcoming 200th episode. Celebrating the milestone, the show will tell the tale from the mother's point of view.
"You're going to be so sick of her by the end [of the series]," creator/executive producer Craig Thomas jokingly tells TVLine. He reveals that new series regular Cristin Milioti is "the star" of the said outing titled "How Your Mother Met Me", which is told from her character's perspective.
"Our 100th episode was very much a celebration of the cast - not the cast doesn't deserve celebrating even more after 200 episodes - but this is a different kind of story," co-creator and executive producer Carter Bays dishes on the concept. "It's about the tale. It felt like a different kind of 200th episode, but it felt like the right one to do in terms of the greater story of the show."
Not only will it give Milioti more screen time, but the episode will potentially also help her get a recognition in the upcoming awards show. "If she doesn't get nominated for a guest Emmy for this episode, I don't know what one has to do to get that," Thomas gushes. "She's fantastic in it. Anyone who wants more of her will love this episode."
As the tale is nearing its end, Ted will have to get over his feelings for Robin. "It's a bruising weekend for everybody," Bays warns viewers of the wedding festivities. Thomas, however, assures fans that "Ted will be very happy at the end of the series."
"HIMYM" season 9 airs Mondays at 8/9c on CBS. The 200th episode is slated to air on January 27.