Review | How I Met Your Mother

Airs: Monday 5/24

Us Rating: **1/2

For the finale, the sitcom forgoes its grating "who's the mother?" chestnut in favor of zany vignettes. For starters, Lily (Alyson Hannigan) and Marshall (Jason Segel) -- the show's sharpest characters -- decide it's time to have kids. Alas, the superstitious way they come to that decision is odd and too convoluted to explain here. Speaking of worn-out, Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) needs a new shtick. His lady-killer routine just isn’t funny anymore. (CBS, 8 P.M.)

--John Griffiths