`How I Met Your Mother’ enjoying best year ever (AP)

In this image released by CBS, from left, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, and Josh Radnor are shown in a scene from 'How I Met Your Mother.' The comedy is the closest TV has to a modern-day 'Friends.' It started at a time, in 2005, when networks were desperate to replace that beloved NBC series and the namesake gimmick distinguished it from other wanna-bes. The series opened with kids on a couch impatiently listening to narrator Bob Saget, as Ted circa 2030, explains how their parents met.  (AP Photo/CBS, Monty Brinton)AP – The mysteries that surround the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” extend to co-creator Craig Thomas’ office on the Fox studio lot.