We previously mentioned how CBS wanted a ‘HIMYM‘ spin-off and wouldn’t stop until all of the blood had been squeezed from the stone. Well success, CBS, because now ‘How I Met Your Father‘ is officially in pilot mode.
Described as a kindred spirit of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ telling the story from a female point of view, Dad tells a brand-new story with new characters and a new voice at its center. (Via)
Creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas will be returning to write and executive produce the series alongside ‘Up All Night’ creator Emily Spivey.
What’s the reason for the quick turn around? I’m assuming some sort of witchcraft was involved. Or perhaps desperation is the driving force? I mean losing your highest rated sitcom behind ‘The Big Bang Theory’ would make me run to hills for ideas.
But will this spin-off be able to hold those kind of numbers on Mondays for CBS? The plan seems to be based around transitioning to this new group through the series finale and having them inhabit the same universe as the current ‘HIMYM‘ cast, according to Deadline. It just leaves me with a feeling of dread and visions of ‘Scrubs‘ season nine dancing in my head.
Maybe the mother is dead and this is her show. The entire plot will revolve around her possession of another woman and using a new group of friends to watch Ted from afar. Perhaps we can finally get to my post-apocalyptic ‘HIMYM’ fan fiction where Barney’s laser tag skills finally pay off. Or maybe it can be a show about bitter audience disappointment?