It was reported a few weeks ago that CBS was eyeing a “How I Met Your Mother” spinoff series, very creatively entitled, “How I Met Your Dad.” Now, it is official. CBS has ordered a pilot for the series from Emily Spivey (“Up All Night”) and “Mother” co-creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. The three will write the script for the pilot and executive produce.
The new show will be THE EXACT SAME THING as HIMYM but an all new female lead and her zany group of friends. While I personally think that a show showing the events of the original series from the eyes of the mother would be AWESOME, that is not what CBS is going for. At least at the moment. Contrary to initial rumors, the new leading lady will not be tied in with HIMYM in any way. What a missed opportunity CBS, seriously.
There is no word yet on when “How I Met Your Dad” (why isn’t this called How I Met Your Father?) will premiere or who the studios are eyeing for cast. The project will be produced through 20th Century Fox Television, which is currently responsible for HIMYM.