How I Met Your Mother (often abbreviated to HIMYM) is an American sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 19, 2005 to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan.
As a framing device, Ted, in the year 2030, recounts to his son and daughter the events that led him to meeting their mother.
The series revolves around Ted Mosby (played by Radnor, voiced by Saget) narrating the story of how he met Tracy McConnell (Milioti) mother to his children. While living in New York City and working as an architect, the narrative deals with his best friends, including the long-lasting couple Marshall Eriksen (Segel) and Lily Aldrin (Hannigan); the eccentric, womanizer-playboy Barney Stinson (Harris); and news anchor Robin Scherbatsky (Smulders).
The series explores many storylines, including a will they won't they relationship between Robin and Barney; Marshall and Lily's relationship; as well as the careers of Ted and the characters.