‘How I Met Your Mother’ Creator Announces Official Alternate Ending (PHOTO)
The “How I Met Your Mother” complete series DVD set will include an alternate ending, creator Carter Bays announced on Friday night. As Gossip Cop previously reported, the majority of viewers appeared angered by the CBS show’s outcome, and Bays has now acknowledged the outcry for the first time in a series of tweets.
“First of all I want to say thank you for the lovely messages from everybody who loved the #HIMYMFinale. If you didn’t like the finale, I guess that happens. We tried something and it didn’t connect with you. I hope we’re still friends. So anyway, here’s a bit of news: 16 days ago today we were in the HIMYM edit room, trying to decide between two very different endings. We only shot one script, but through edit room magic we had two possible outcomes for the series. We chose the ending we chose and we stand by it. But we loved the other version too. We’re going to include that version on the Complete Series DVD as an alternate finale to How I Met Your Mother.”
Bays also tweeted a photo of the DVD set (see below), revealing it “comes out this fall, and it’s full of other cool stuff.” “Also, we’re editing How I Met Your Dad right now and I think it’s great. Greta Gerwig is about as delightful as it gets,” he added.
Bays concluded, “And lastly, thank you again to everyone who has made #HIMYM a part of their lives. You mean the world to us.” Co-creator Craig Thomas previously defended the show’s ending, and star Cobie Smulders said she thought the sitcom came “full circle.” Will you check out the official “HIMYM” alternate ending?