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HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

CBS Monday, at 800 ET

 PTC Summary:

(CBS/sitcom)

8:00 p.m. (ET) Monday

Production Companies: 20th Century Fox Television

Producers: Carter Bays, Pamela Fryman, Rob Greenberg, Eileen Heisler, DeAnn Heline, Craig Thomas

Creators: Carter Bays, Craig Thomas

Narrated through a series of flashbacks from the future as a father talks to his teenaged kids, this comedy is about a young man named Ted and how he fell in love with his wife. Now in its final season, Ted is still working as an architect and teaching classes at a university.  The infamous “mother” was introduced in the season premiere, and the series will end with their relationship solidified.  This season, playboy Barney marries tomboy Robin, and Lily and Marshall have to choose between moving to Italy for her job and staying in New York for him to accept a judgeship.

This sitcom may reference parenthood in the title, but it is about adults and contains a lot of adult content. Language used includes “damn,” “hell,” “bitch,” “bastard,” “crap,” “suck,” and “ass” with moderate frequency. Sexual humor is relied upon heavily in this series as well. Men on this series have visited strip clubs more than once, Barney and Robin refer to their active sex life frequently, and even though Ted wants to meet his future wife, he is very casual about sex in the meantime.  Violence is not a problem for the program.

How I Met Your Mother is not recommended for viewers under age 18.

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Ratings Legend

Show may include gratuitous sex, explicit dialogue, violent content, or obscene language, and is unsuitable for children.

The show contains adult-oriented themes and dialogue that may be inappropriate for youngsters.

Family-friendly show promoting responsible themes and traditional values.

Not yet rated by the PTC.


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