Attention HIMYF fandom! Is Sophie Tompkins’s journey with her gang over? Here is everything we currently know about
How I Met Your Father Season 3’s renewal.
The spin-off series of How I Met Your Mother, created by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, aired from January 18, 2022, until July 11, 2023, on Hulu. Over the course of the two seasons, the show has been able to create a fan base that consists of old viewers who were the fans of its predecessor and were curious to see how this new series will be compared to the already beloved series created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays for CBS, which aired back in 2005!
There is no doubt that many attempts have been made to recreate the magic of How I Met Your Mother, but sadly, they have not been up to par, and unfortunately, the same fate has been faced by How I Met Your Father, as in September 2023, the series was canceled after two seasons. Yes, you heard it right! The potential third season has been scrapped prematurely, even before the creators got a chance to conclude the story on a good note!
Due to this, there has been an uproar on social media by the fans who want to know the reason for such a sudden move. Therefore, if you have the same question, then you have come to the right place! For your consideration, we at Web News Observer have compiled a quick summary of everything you need to know about the current status of this popular series. Here’s everything we know so far about How I Met Your Father Season 3.
How I Met Your Father Season 3 Renewal Status: Will there be another season or not?
We regret to inform the readers that the future of the show, which is a spin-off of How I Met Your Mother, has come to a definite end after two seasons! We acknowledge that this is some unfortunate news, but we have to clear up all the confusion as this update was a major blow for the fandom as the news about cancellation after two seasons was confirmed by the network a few days ago, which was quite unexpected as fans were looking forward to seeing the new chapter of Sophie and her close-knit group of friends who 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. Ultimately answering the question of who the father was!
Sadly, the fans will now not get to see the ending they really wanted to know about due to the sudden cancellation, despite investing a lot of time into streaming two seasons! According to Deadline, the news of the decision comes on the heels of Hulu also canceling the popular comedy The Great after three seasons, which was also a big shock for the subscribers as it had a wonderful reception from viewers and fans. The reports also claim that Disney+ is not going forward with two new series and is canceling Doogie Kamealoha, M.D., after two seasons amid companywide streaming content cuts at Disney, which is quite unfortunate for the fans who have started to express their disappointment on social media. Take a look at some tweets below:
Hulu cancelled How I Met your Father. I was so invested. Season 2 had me laughing out loud routinely. More shows need the space to breathe and development the characters’ dynamics. This show deserved a season 3. The momentum was there.
I’m so sad about this.
— Joseph Oteng (@drjotengii) September 2, 2023
Animaniacs (Reboot) Ended after 3 Seasons & How I Met Your Father Canceled after Two Seasons… Guess Im not Re-Subscribing to Hulu
— Sean Smart (-_•) (@RealSeanSmart) September 3, 2023
Dang so sad they're canceling how i met your father season 3. I actually really enjoyed season 2 and was looking forward to more seasons. What a bummer
— Chahleg The Frog (@ishyshy_13ban) September 2, 2023
— Amanda (@MeEzyBaaBy) September 2, 2023
I was literally just saying “can’t wait for season 3 of how I met your father to come out so I have something to watch” BOOOOOOOOOO @hulu canceling my subscription 😒
— TOP💸💸💸BITCH (@nob0dyinmylane_) September 2, 2023
No season 3 of How I met your father !!!!!????? NNNNNOOOOOOOOO
— kimmy (@Iwalkingonsun) September 2, 2023
How I Met Your Father: What was the show all about?
In How I Met Your Father, written by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, 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 year 2021, where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends – Jesse, Valentina, Charlie, Ellen and Sid — 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. A standalone sequel to CBS’ How I Met Your Mother, it also featured cameos by original series stars Cobie Smulders (as Robin Scherbatsky) and Neil Patrick Harris (as Barney Stinson).
The main cast members are as follows: Hilary Duff as Sophie, Chris Lowell as Jesse, Francia Raisa as Valentina, Suraj Sharma as Sid, Tom Ainsley as Charlie, Tien Tran as Ellen, and Kim Cattrall as future Sophie. The recurring cast members include Ashley Reyes as Hannah, Leighton Meester as Meredith, Josh Peck as Drew, In addition Stony Blyden co-stars as Jasper. The series is written by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. Executive producers 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 (@HIMYFonHulu) August 9, 2023
For the readers who still want to stream the show, we can confirm that all the episodes of How I Met Your Father from Season 1 and Season 2, along with the other shows, are streaming exclusively on Hulu. The viewers can buy a subscription plan according to their preferences, which allows them to watch new episodes based on location when the episode airs worldwide. Internationally, the show began streaming on Disney+ via Star and in Latin America on Star+ on March 9, 2022. The second season also premiered on January 24, 2023, on Hulu. Internationally, the second season arrived on April 19, 2023, on Disney+.
For the first season, the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 38% approval rating with an average rating of 5/10, based on 45 critic reviews. The website’s critics consensus reads, “How I Met Your Father takes great pains to update its predecessor’s formula for a modern audience, but this stilted retread only amounts to a painful slog.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 49 out of 100 based on 19 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews.” The second season has a 33% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 6 critic reviews, with an average rating of 4.3/10.
Finally, check out the official trailer of the second season to recall the plot that has transpired in the series:
Catch up on all the prior episodes, and let us know in the comments how you feel about the cancelation of How I Met Your Father