'How I Met Your Mother' Renewed for Two More Seasons

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"How I Met Your Mother"

The CBS comedy has performed steadily in the ratings this past year; its last original episode drew 9.2 million viewers.

CBS' How I Met Your Mother is returning for two more seasons.
The half-hour Monday night comedy has been performing well in its sixth season, anchoring the 8 p.m. time slot.

Featuring an ensemble cast made up of Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan, Cobie Smulders and Neil Patrick Harris, the show debuted on CBS in September 2005 and has since developed a loyal following.

Mother's last original episode, "A Change of Heart," drew 9.2 million viewers and a 3.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic.

In its current season, the multicamera comedy has averaged roughly 9.1 million per episode. It reached its series high in total viewership in Season 1 with "The Pineapple Incident," drawing 12.3 million.

The series, created by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas for 20th TV, centers on Ted Mosby in 2030 (voiced by Bob Saget) telling his children how he met their mother. With the two-year renewal, it is more and more likely that audiences won't be finding out the identity of the mother any time soon -- at least not until 2013.

Guest stars throughout the series have included Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Jennifer Morrison, Wayne Brady, Sarah Chalke, James Van Der Beek, Rachel Bilson and Laura Prepon.

Mother will be back this fall, but it remains unclear whether CBS' ratings juggernaut Two and a Half Men will.