when Ted’s seeing her for the first time, America’s seeing her for the first time — the intriguingness of that propelled the show going forward and kept the show alive".Season one of How I Met Your Mother received mixed reviews from television critics.The season one pilot episode was recognized by the Casting Society of America with a nomination for the Best Comedy Pilot Casting Artios Award.
Robin, however, doesn't want to rush into a relationship and the two decide to be friends.
However, Robin begins to develop feelings for Ted while he begins dating a baker, Victoria, but when she moves to Germany for a culinary fellowship, Ted leads Robin to believe that she broke up with him.
The season was directed by Pamela Fryman and produced by Bays & Thomas Productions and 20th Century Fox Television.
It consists of 22 episodes, each running approximately 22 minutes in length.
Thomas's wife Rebecca was initially reluctant to have a character based on her, but agreed if they could get Hannigan to play her.
Bays and Thomas commented on her casting by saying, "thank God we did for a million reasons...But once Ted, who was jilted himself, realizes Victoria didn't even leave a Dear John note, he insists they head back to the church to make things right.Victoria isn't the only love interest returning to woo a member of the Mac Laren's gang.Their engagement causes Ted to think about marriage and finding his soul mate, much to the disgust of his self-appointed best friend Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris).Ted begins his search for his perfect mate and meets an ambitious young reporter, Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders), whom he quickly falls in love with.Michael Trucco will reprise his Season 6 role as Robin's crush for a good part of the upcoming season.