Published On: Thu, Mar 20th, 2014

Josh Radnor Prepares To Meet And Then Part Company With “mother” After Nine Years

At the end of March the final episode of the long-running comedy series in which Radnor starred,  “How I Met Your Mother” will finally be aired.

 

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After 208 episodes played out over nine seasons the final episode of  the hit CBS situation comedy “ How I Met Your Mother” will be aired across the United States on the  31st.  March.

In a one-hour long finale,  Ted Mosby (the character played by Josh Radnor), will finally  end his search for the ideal woman  he has been seeking for so long who will eventually become the mother to his children.

Throughout the 208 episodes, the voice of  future Ted   (covered by Bob Saget) tells stories to his children of his life as a young man growing into adulthood in New York, in the company of four close friends played by Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan. Jason Segel and Alison Hannigan play Marshall and Lilly, who have been together since their high school days, and during series got married, and even had a child.  Neil Patrick Harris played the part of eternal playboy Barney Stinson crew in the last season of How I Met Your Mother eventually married Robin Scherbatsky played by Cobie Smulders. It was during the lead up to their wedding that Ted eventually met  the future mother of his children, who till now has remained nameless, with the part being played by Cristin Milioti.

Summing up the show and how it managed to last so long  Alyson Hannigan explained in a recent interview that How I Met Your Mother succeeded in providing all the proper ingredients for a successful situation comedy series including happiness, sadness, humor and information.

Commenting on  how the story of how he eventually find the right woman was threaded into the script Radnor explained that when “mother” was introduced into the storyline, the idea was not to provide a dramatic climax to the series, but more to explain that there was a framework to the story which was more focused on ” a group of people growing up together, usually meeting at the same  table in the fictional but typical  MacLaren’s bar where the five close friends would invariably get together.

Although, according to the show’s producers  Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, there is absolutely no chance that “How I Met Your Mother” will ever make a revival, there are some suggestions around that there may be a spin-off in the offing that will be called

“How I Met Your Dad, ” although with a completely different cast.

How_I_Met_Your_Mother_cast / Wikipedia

The main cast at a celebration of the 100th episode of the series. (L-R) Neil Patrick Harris,  Cobie Smulders,  Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan and Josh Radnor

Josh  Radnor   graduated with a B.A. in Drama from New York University  going on to earn his Master of Fine Arts degree the University’s Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts in 1999, after taking some time out to participate in an Israel experience program through Livnot U’Lehibanot in 1997

Radnor made his professional debut in Broadway Theatre in the stage version of The Graduate, playing opposite Kathleen Turner and Alicia Silverstone.

Despite being involved in How I Met Your Mother since 2005, Radnor has continued to appear in theatre and films, not only as an actor but also as a writer and director. In 2008, Josh appeared in the New York Stage and Film production of Joe Gilford’s play opposite Jennifer Westfeldt.

Radnor made his film debut in 2010 not only starring in but also writing and directing the comedy drama Happythankyoumoreplease, for which he awarded the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award as well as being nominated nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. Josh’s  second film Liberal Arts, in which he also featured alongside Elizabeth Olsen, which enjoyed considerable professional appreciation at the Sundance Film Festival of 2012.

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