How I Met Your Father Season 2: Is the series returning with new episodes in May 2023?

How I Met Your Father Season 2: Is the series returning with new episodes in May 2023?
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Will Sophie Tompkins, a hopelessly romantic, find her love? Here is what we know about
How I Met Your Father in Season 2.

Attention readers! The HIMYF gang is ready to return for new episodes this summer season. Yes, you read it right. The midseason break is finally over, and the fandom can finally get their hands on the new episodes, for which they have been waiting for a while. With its quirky characters and hilarious storylines, this sitcom never fails to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. 

Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a newcomer to the series, there’s no denying that How I Met Your Father has become one of TV’s most beloved shows in recent years! 

So, if you are one of those who want to get clarity about when the new episodes will be available for streaming, then look no further, as we’ve compiled all of the relevant information right here for you to help you prepare before streaming. Now, it’s time to sit back, grab some popcorn, and get ready for an unforgettable journey full of laughter, tears, and everything in between! 

Continue reading to learn more about How I Met Your Father Season 2.

How I Met Your Father Season 2: Is the series returning with new episodes in May 2023?

How I Met Your Father Season 2: When will the new episodes release?

The wait is finally over as How I Met Your Father is officially back with new episodes in May 2023! If you recall, the mid-season finale of the second season aired on March 28, 2023,  and after weeks of speculation, now it is confirmed that the remaining nine episodes will make a comeback with the episode titled, “Not A Mamma Mia,” starting on May 23, 2023, and conclude with the finale episode, tilted as, “Shady Parker,” on July 11, 2023. 

In addition to this, the episodes are expected to premiere on the streaming platform at the same time slot of 12.01 am ET. 

Going forward, subsequent episodes will arrive on a weekly basis on Hulu.  The official Twitter handle of the network also made the announcement with a brand new poster from the season for the fans to get a glimpse into the beloved gang, quoting, “There’s more to the story… Season 2 of How I Met Your Father returns with more episodes on May 23! #HIMYF” While you are waiting for the premiere, take a look at the official post below: 

 How I Met Your Father Season 2: What is the new season about? 

The basic premise of the show follows, “In the near future, Sophie is telling her son the story of how she met his father: a story that catapults us back to the present where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options.”

In the second season, Sophie and her close group of friends take on changes to their careers and love lives as they stumble into their 30s. Figuring out life through trial and error isn’t easy, but there’s nothing you can’t get through with friendship and plenty of laughs. Take a look at the official trailer for the second season of How I Met Your Father to recap the events which have transpired so far, below: 

How I Met Your Father | Season 2 Trailer | Disney+

How I Met Your Father Season 2 Cast and Crew

The main cast members of the series are as follows: Hilary Duff as Sophie Tompkins, Christopher Lowell as Jesse Walker, Francia Raisa as Valentina Morales, Suraj Sharma as Sid, Tom Ainsley as Charlie Winthrop, Tien Tran as Ellen Gilbert, and Kim Cattrall as future Sophie, who in the year 2050 tells her son the story of how she met his father. The recurring cast includes Daniel Augustin as Ian, Ashley Reyes as Hannah, Leighton Meester as Meredith, Josh Peck as Drew, Aby James as Rachel, and Meaghan Rath as Parker. 

In addition, Stony Blyden co-stars as Jasper, a bartender at Sid’s bar, though he has so far only appeared in season 1. The notable guest stars of the second season are Meghan Trainor as Ramona, Mark Consuelos as Juan, Constance Marie as Raquel, Judge Judy Sheindlin as herself, John Corbett as Robert, and Michael Cimino as Swish. The reprisal roles include Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson and Alexis Denisof as Sandy Rivers. 

The show is written by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. Executive producers for “How I Met Your Father” include Aptaker, Berger, Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, Pam Fryman, and Adam Londy. Duff will serve as a producer. “How I Met Your Father” is a production of 20th Television.

How I Met Your Father Season 2 Episodes and Streaming Options

The second season consists of 20 episodes which is more than the last season with an average runtime of each episode lasting up to 22 to 25 minutes. We highly suggest that viewers binge-watch the prior episodes to refresh their memories of the important plotlines. On the other hand, the respective episode and premiere dates of the upcoming episode have been confirmed by the network.

Hence, for your consideration, we’ve listed down the official episode guide for How I Met Your Father Season 2 Part 2 below:

  • Season 2 Episode 12: Not A Mamma Mia – May 23, 2023
  • Season 2 Episode 13: Family Business – May 30, 2023
  • Season 2 Episode 14: Disengagement Party – June 6, 2023
  • Season 2 Episode 15: Working Girls – June 13, 2023
  • Season 2 Episode 16: The Jersey Connection – June 20, 2023
  • Season 2 Episode 17: Out Of Sync – June 27, 2023
  • Season 2 Episode 18: Parent Trap – July 4, 2023
  • Season 2 Episode 19: Okay Fine, It’s A Hurricane – July 11, 2023
  • Season 2 Episode 20: Shady Parker – July 11, 2023

When the new episodes will be released, you can watch How I Met Your Father Season 2 along with the other shows exclusively on Hulu. The viewers can buy a subscription plan according to their preferences, which allows viewers to watch new episodes based on location when the episode airs worldwide. In the meantime check out the prior episodes from season one to recap all these events. For Indian viewers, the series is exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar. 

How I Met Your Father Season 2 Part 1: A Quick Recap

We want to warn the readers that the following section contains major spoilers for the second season’s first part. If you haven’t streamed all the previous episodes, then we suggest you stop scrolling forward! For your consideration, we’ve listed the official guide for How I Met Your Father Season 2 Part 1 below:

After Sophie’s gallery show and Ian’s arrival, Sid and Hannah host an impromptu wedding reception at Pemberton’s. Jesse grapples with his decisions and confides in Ellen about Meredith. As she waits for the gallery to call, Sophie lands a gig she lied to get and enlists Val to help; Jesse forces Sid and Meredith to work out their differences. After selling her portrait, Sophie recruits Jesse to help her impress the buyers.

Val and Ellen go on a double date, and Charlie forces a reluctant Sid and Hannah into a double date in reaction to Val. Sophie and Val question where they are in their careers and reach out to an old friend; Jesse and Meredith make a tour announcement video. Sophie and Val have conflicting feelings about brunch with Val’s parents; the gang attends Jesse’s Long Island show. Later, Sophie encounters an obstacle with a new beau. 

How I Met Your Father Season 2: Is the series returning with new episodes in May 2023?

Ellen uses her new job insurance to see a therapist; Jesse gives Valentina a hand at work; Sid and Charlie try to sell terrible wine. The gang recounts their worst Valentine’s Day experiences in order to cheer up Ellen. Jesse and Sid introduce the gang to an old college ritual; they all spend the next 48 hours attempting to complete various tasks in order to achieve a group “rewardishment.” Val takes Sophie to a work event so they can party all night with the rich and famous.

Jesse wants to introduce the friends to a new girl he’s seeing, forcing them to spring into action and invoke the “Welcome Protocol.” Sophie dates an older man, which encourages Jesse, Sid, and Charlie to take better care of themselves; Sophie and Val battle over who gets the apartment for date night. Sophie goes to Robert’s country house for the weekend; the gang celebrates Lost and Found Box Day at Pemberton’s.

Also, check out this exclusive clip from the mid-season finale of How I Met Your Father Season 2, where the viewers got to see Sophie (Hilary Duff) and Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) have a heart-to-heart conversation where Barney gives Sophie life advice. Take a look at the official clip below: 

Barney’s (Neil Patrick Harris) Advice to Sophie | How I Met Your Father | Hulu

Catch up on the previous episodes while you wait for How I Met Your Father Season 2  to return on May 23, 2023.