'How I Met Your Mother' to release alternate ending on DVD
This undated image released by CBS shows, from left, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan, Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris and Cobie Smulders in a scene from "How I Met Your Mother." (AP Photo/CBS/Cliff Lipson)
Published Monday, April 7, 2014 12:21PM EDT
Faced with the frustration of their fans, the creators of "How I Met Your Mother" have decided to release an alternate conclusion. This second finale will be available on DVD this fall.
The conclusion chosen by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, the comedy's creators, did not live up to the expectations of many longtime fans, who had been following the New York adventures of Ted Mosby and his friends since 2005.
Airing last week, the final episode drew a record 13.1 million viewers. But for many of those who tuned in, the ending fell short of expectations, leading to backlash across the Internet. Some fans even went as far as launching a petition for a new ending.
Now, the creators of "How I Met Your Mother" are responding to their fans' pleas. Carter Bays announced via Twitter that fans will soon be able to watch an alternate ending that was considered before the finale was aired. There will be no need for the cast of the show to re-shoot certain scenes, as the alternate ending will be produced by editing pre-existing footage.
The result will be available in the bonus features on the "How I Met Your Mother" Season Nine DVD and on the complete series DVD box set, both of which are due for release sometime this fall.