How I Met Your Father Season 3: Is it happening or not?

How I Met Your Father Season 3: Is it happening or not?
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Is the third season officially on the cards? Here is everything we know so far about How I Met Your Father Season 3.

As the second season goes for a midseason break, the much-anticipated season finale episode won’t even be released for a few months, as it is reported to premiere on July 11, 2023. Hence, there is still plenty of time left to anticipate any future renewals, but the fanbase has already begun to speculate about whether this beloved Hulu sitcom will receive an early third season or not.

If you have the same questions, then you have come to the right place! We at Web News Observer have compiled a quick summary of all the new updates you need to know about the potential renewal status of this How I Met Your Mother spin-off series, which has got the fandom debating once again. Here is everything we know so far about How I Met Your Father Season 3.

How I Met Your Father Season 3: Is it happening or not?

How I Met Your Father: Is it renewed for Season 3?

As of writing this, we can confirm that the network has yet to announce the third season, as the second season still has nine episodes left to air during this 2023–24 summer streaming season, making it unreasonable and way too early to ask for any news or updates about a potential third season. Moreover, have you noticed the pattern? Such season renewals usually happen a month or two after the finale premieres, if not earlier. 

So, the network may be evaluating its future plans with respect to budgets and production costs, among other factors, which may take time to verify. Hence, if the show is greenlit for a third season, the potential release date might happen sometime around 2024. We can anticipate it to have a similar release window if the production moves along efficiently because the second season was also released roughly one year after its renewal.

How I Met Your Father Season 3: Is it happening or not?

Leading up to the plot of the third season, it is far too early to say anything, as the second season’s finale will not air for a couple of months. This makes it very difficult to predict the upcoming plot or how this season will conclude. But it is certain that the new episodes will be jam-packed with twists and turns, just like the two-episode midseason finale.

Much to viewers’ shock and surprise, the first part ended with Neil Patrick Harris making his triumphant return as the show’s lead, Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother, which was created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays for CBS, where he gives Duff’s Sophie some wise counsel that propels her into a new chapter.

If renewed, the cast members who are expected to reprise their roles are as follows: Hilary Duff as Sophie, Christopher Lowell as Jesse, Francia Raisa as Valentina, Suraj Sharma as Sid, Tom Ainsley as Charlie, Tien Tran as Ellen, and Kim Cattrall as the future Sophie. Additionally, Ashley Reyes as Hannah, Leighton Meester as Meredith, Josh Peck as Drew, Aby James as Rachel, and Meaghan Rath as Parker may also return for the third season.

We also want to emphasize that the episode count may vary depending on what concept the show wants to convey to the audience. The second season has a total of 20 episodes, which is unusual for any streaming service. It also has a major difference of 10 episodes from its first season, which may happen again if the show is renewed for a third season. So, only time will tell what lies ahead!

In the meantime, stream the first part of How I Met Your Father Season 2 which showcases, “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.”

How I Met Your Father Season 3: Is it happening or not?

*Spoiler Alert*

The following passage contains some major spoilers for the second season, so we recommend the readers stop going any further if they don’t want to know the plot in case you plan to stream the show in the future without getting any details beforehand, which may stain some major revelations for the upcoming episodes starting from May 23, 2023, on Hulu.

Check out the episode guide for How I Met Your Father Season 2 Part 1, which is listed below:

Episode 1: Cool and Chill: 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.

Episode 2: Midwife Crisis: 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.

Episode 3: The Reset Button: After selling her portrait, Sophie recruits Jesse to help her impress the buyers; Val and Ellen go on a double date; Charlie forces a reluctant Sid and Hannah into a double date in reaction to Val.

Episode 4: Pathetic Deirdre: 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.

Episode 5: Ride or Die: Sophie and Val have conflicting feelings about brunch with Val’s parents; the gang attends Jesse’s Long Island show.

Episode 6: Universal Therapy: Sophie encounters an obstacle with a new beau; 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.

Episode 7: A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Valentine’s Day: The gang recounts their worst Valentine’s Day experiences in order to cheer up Ellen.

Episode 8: Rewardishment: 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.”

Episode 9: The Welcome Protocol: 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.”

Episode 10: I’m His Swish: 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.

Episode 11: Daddy: Sophie goes to Robert’s country house for the weekend; the gang celebrates Lost and Found Box Day at Pemberton’s.

All the episodes of How I Met Your Father are available 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. Visit to subscribe for more. On the other hand, for Indian viewers, the series is exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar, which includes the Disney Bundle (Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+).

Catch up on the previous episodes while you wait for more How I Met Your Father Season 3 renewal updates.