'Mother' cleared for off-net syndication

Includes stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago

Twentieth TV has started clearing "How I Met Your Mother" in off-network broadcast syndication, sources said.

Stations clearing the comedy for a fall 2010 launch include the Fox O&Os in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago; the CBS O&Os in Philadelphia, Dallas and Boston; and Heast-Argyle's MyNetworkTV affiliate in Sacramento, Calif.

Calls to Twentieth were not immediately returned.