It has been a long road for Ted, Barney, Lily, Robin and Marshall. A remarkable nine seasons of "How I Met Your Mother" (about six more than anyone projected). Well, we can now see the finish line. CBS announced Thursday that the sitcom will end with a special one-hour finale on March 31.
That means a total revamp of the network's Monday night lineup.
The finale of "HIMYM" will air just before the debut of "Friends With Better Lives," a new ensemble comedy starring Kevin Connolly ("Entourage"), James Van Der Beek ("Dawson's Creek") and Brooklyn Decker.
Beginning April 14, the new CBS schedule will run four sitcoms -- "2 Broke Girls," "Friends With Better Lives," "Mike & Molly" and "Mom" -- before "Intelligence," the hourlong espionage drama starring Josh Holloway ("Lost"). "Intelligence" bows next month, on Jan. 7.