'How I Met Your Mother' Season 9: Cristin Milioti made series regular

cristin-milioti-how-i-met-your-mother-season-8-finale.jpgWhen "How I Met Your Mother" returns this fall for its ninth and final season, there will be a new face in the opening credits.

TVLine reports that Cristin Milioti, who was revealed to be the titular mother in Monday's (May 13) season finale, will be a part of the show as a series regular. This is the first time in the show's near-decade run that the core cast has been expanded beyond Josh Radnor, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris, Cobie Smulders and Jason Segel.

CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler revealed to TVLine that the entirety of Season 9 will span Robin and Barney's weekend and only the weeding weekend, with the show focusing on "how each character, before Ted, meets the mother. So they each meet her independently before he does."

Are you looking forward to getting to know the mother when "HIMYM" returns this fall?
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