"How I Met Your Mother" to Receive an Alternate Ending!

Posted Saturday April 5, 2014 12:50 AM GMT

Hoping to alleviate fans' tension with the release of his finale, "How I Met Your Mother" creator, Carter Bays just announced that the complete series DVD will include an alternate ending.

The CBS finale, starring the show's iconic cast of Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel and Cobie Smulders, met with more than a little criticism from fans of the show, and Bays took notice.

Bays tweeted to his followers on Friday (April 4), writing, "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."

Continuing, Bays wrote, "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.'"

Also including a picture of the disc set, Bays tweeted, "Comes out this fall, and it’s full of other cool stuff," adding, "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."

Concluding, the 38-year-old tweeted, "And lastly, thank you again to everyone who has made #HIMYM a part of their lives. You mean the world to us."

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