Report: CBS wanted to redo the ‘How I Met Your Dad’ pilot without guaranteeing a series pickup

05.14.14 5 years ago

Report: CBS wanted to redo the “How I Met Your Dad” pilot without guaranteeing a series pickup
But 20th Century Fox TV, though willing to retool the pilot, was unwilling to proceed without the guarantee of a series commitment, according to Deadline. So 20th is shopping the “How I Met Your Mother” to other networks, and Deadline reports that other channels have shown interest.

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CBS is taking more chances after losing the No. 1 demo spot to NBC
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“Glee” ends the season on a series low of 1.9 million
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