After 208 episodes told over nine seasons, the story of how Ted Mosby ultimately meets his children's mother will conclude with a special one-hour series finale on Monday, March 31 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). The How I Met Your Mother finale will be followed immediately by the series premiere of the new comedy Friends with Better Lives (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT).
Following its special premiere after the HIMYM finale, Friends with Better Lives moves to its regular Monday (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time period on April 7.
Friends with Better Lives is about six friends at different stages in their lives - married, divorced, newly engaged and single - who are outwardly happy, but secretly questioning if their friends have it better.
As part of CBS's new Monday lineup, 2 Broke Girls will move to the 8:00 PM time period on April 14 to lead off the night's comedy block.
CBS Schedule for Monday, March 31
- 8:00-9:00 PM How I Met Your Mother (One-Hour Series Finale)
- 9:00-9:30 PM Friends with Better Lives (Special Premiere)
- 9:30-10:00 PM Mom
- 10:00-11:00 PM Intelligence
CBS Schedule for Monday, April 7
- 8:00-8:30 PM The Big Bang Theory (R)
- 8:30-9:00 PM Friends with Better Lives (Time Period Premiere)
- 9:00 PM to conclusion NCAA Men's Basketball Championship
CBS Monday, Effective April 14
8:00-8:30 PM 2 Broke Girls (New Time Period)
8:30-9:00 PM Friends with Better Lives
9:00-9:30 PM Mike & Molly
9:30-10:00 PM Mom
10:00-11:00 PM Intelligence
How I Met Your Mother stars Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan and Cristin Milioti. Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, Pamela Fryman, Stephen Lloyd, Chris Harris, Chuck Tatham, Jamie Rhonheimer and Kourtney Kang are executive producers for Twentieth Century Fox Television. The series was created by Carter Bays, Craig Thomas.
Friends with Better Lives stars Kevin Connolly, Majandra Delfino, James Van Der Beek, Zoe Lister Jones, Brooklyn Decker and Rick Donald. Series creator Dana Klein, Aaron Kaplan and David Hemingson are executive producers for Twentieth Century Fox Television.
2 Broke Girls stars Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Matthew Moy, Jonathan Kite, Garrett Morris and Jennifer Coolidge. Michael Patrick King is creator/executive producer for Warner Bros. Television and MPK.