One of the stars of the CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" might not return to the show, Deadline.com reports, as his film career has taken off in the seven years since the show first went on the air.
The star is Jason Segel, who plays Marshall Eriksen on the series.
CBS has said it wants to bring back "HIMYM" for another season. Meanwhile, producer 20th Century Fox TV is in talks about renewing deals for creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, whose contracts are up at the end of the current season, as well as for the series’ stars, the piece says. Talks are also ongoing between CBS and 20th Century Fox TV about renewing the license deal for the show.
The stars of "HIMYM" have a supportive network and it’s possible that Segel could agree to a final season, or even an abbreviated final season, the piece reports.
"CBS and 20th TV both have good track records in completing complex negotiations. CBS has been able to bring back ‘Two And A Half Men,’ also from an outside studio (Warner Bros.), several times in down-to-the-wire negotiations," the story notes.