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HOWI MET YOUR MOTHER, Channel 7, 9.30pm
WHY hasn’t How I Met Your Mother ever connected with Australian audiences like Two and a Half Men? I bet that is the question Channel 7 executives have asked many times. The Charlie Sheen sitcom provided years of ratings gold for rival Nine. This Neil Patrick Harris comedy has never achieved the same level of success. Now in its eighth season it languishes at 9.30pm. Tonight Ted (Josh Radnor) has to finally admit to himself that his girlfriend Jeanette is more than a little crazy. It is time to break up if he’s got the guts. There is no denying that How I Met Your Mother has plenty of smart laughs. What it lacks is heart.