The “How I Met Your Mother” spinoff at CBS gets a pilot production commitment.
In late October, news broke that CBS was in talks with 20th Century Fox TV for a spinoff that had a femme perspective, but a deal had yet to be secured. Social media quickly weighed in on the “How I Met Your Dad” concept, with many fans of the show delighting in more “Himym”-like material, given that the comedy is set to end after its current ninth season. Others, however, groaned and questioned the necessity of such a spinoff.
Nevertheless, “How I Met Your Dad” is moving forward, with “Himym” creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays writing and exec producing with “Up All Night” creator Emily Spivey. 20th, the studio behind “Himym,” will produce.