BY Andrew Meola , Mstarz reporter | Jun 17, 2013 03:07 PM EDT
CBS is the first network to release its fall schedule, according to TVLine, and the news includes the reveal that the premiere of the ninth and final season of "How I Met Your Mother" will be one hour long.
HIMYM will air its Season 9 premiere on Monday, Sept. 23, the day after Neil Patrick Harris (who plays Barney Stinson on the hit sitcom) hosts the Primetime Emmy Awards. The episode will begin at 8 p.m. and will air until 9 p.m.
The main cast members will also appear for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con during a panel on Sat., July 20.
MStars previously reported on all the news that has come out about the ninth and final season of the show:
- Cristin Milioti, who was revealed as the titular Mother at the end of the Season 8 finale, will be a series regular in Season 9.
- Each of the main cast members will meet her throughout the season and Ted will meet her last.
- The entirety of Season 9 will take place during Barney and Robin's wedding weekend, for which the characters departed in the Season 8 finale.
- Season 9 will feature time jumps, flashbacks and flashforwards.
For nearly a decade, "How I Met Your Mother" has told the epic story of how Ted Mosby meets his wife. Future Ted has been narrating the tale to his children in 2030 as the audience has watched the story unfold (more or less) in real time. Season 9 will finally bring the story to a close.
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