How I Met Your Father - CBS Eyeing HIMYM Spinoff

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http://www.deadline.com/2013/10/cbs-how-i-met-your-mother-spinoff/
CBS Eyes ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Spinoff From Carter Bays, Craig Thomas & Emily Spivey
By NELLIE ANDREEVA

EXCLUSIVE: As fans are preparing to say goodbye to one of TV’s most popular comedies, CBS‘s How I Met Your Mother, the network is looking to extend the HIMYM franchise. I’ve learned that the network is in talks with HIMYM producer 20th Century Fox TV for a spinoff series, which takes a female spin on the original show. Referred to as How I Met Your Father, the spinoff hails from HIMYM creators/executive producers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas and Up All Night creator/exec producer Emily Spivey. It would feature a new group of New York friends and chronicle a female member of the group’s quest to meet her future husband. I hear the new characters could be introduced in the HIMYM series finale, and Ted, Barney, Marshall, Lily and Robin’s favorite hangout, MacLaren’s Pub, may be featured on the new show, serving as a link between the two gangs. The premise, which is not tied to any of the original HIMYM characters, gives Bays, Thomas and Spivey a clean slate to build new characters and relationships. The trio, who will co-write and executive produce the spinoff, share a background — they all started in late-night and worked on New York-based late-night shows (Late Show for Bays and Thomas, Saturday Night Live for Spivey) before transitioning to primetime comedy series.

CBS certainly could use more HIMYM — the veteran comedy is the key piece holding together the network’s Monday lineup, which has had a rough fall. HIMYM launched its final season with a 3.7 adults 18-49 rating and remains CBS’ highest rated Monday series and the second highest rated overall behind The Big Bang Theory. This is the second hit comedy series to be exploring a spinoff for next season, joining ABC’s Modern Family, also from 20th TV, which is mulling an offshoot built around the character played by Modern Family guest star Rob Riggle. Spivey, who is under an overall deal at 20th, is repped by UTA, which also reps Bays and Thomas.
From the working title, I was hoping it would be from the Mother's POV, with Cristin Milioti as the lead character, but I'd still be up for this, if they cast it well.
 
So those kids gets stuck on that couch for the mothers side of the story after Ted is done ?
 
It's not from her perspective.
 
Well I don't think they should introduce the new characters in the series finale. They need to keep that reserved to tell Ted and the mother's story properly, not introducing new characters. They can do that in an episode before the end, but not in the very last episode.
 
I'm not waiting another 9 years to find out who another person is all along.
 
But in this case we know who the father is
 
But in this case we know who the father is

This isn't the same story from Cristin Milioti's point of view. It's a separate group of friends - just a woman searching for a man instead of the other way round. Nothing related to Ted Mosby.
 
This isn't the same story from Cristin Milioti's point of view. It's a separate group of friends - just a woman searching for a man instead of the other way round. Nothing related to Ted Mosby.

Oh then whats the ****ing point ? From the mothers point of view is one thing
 
I can see this going both in a positive and negative direction. If it's just HIMYM rehashed with a female lead instead then I'm not sure people will want to tune in for more of it after nine years but if they can keep the basic premise while making it unique in its own way it could be good.
 
Nine years of HIMYM was enough...probably too much. I'm done with this premise. Heck its like pulling teeth for me to stay engaged this season.
 
I like the idea, mainly because I'm sure the writers are smart enough to not try the same tricks twice. Whether it be characterization or storylines, I doubt they'd repeat the same stuff HIMYM did beat by beat.
 
You say that then I look at the TV Guide and see remakes of a dozen or more television series and countless "reality TV" variations on the same theme. :dry:
 
Another take I've seen is this one; "CBS is in early talks with producer 20th Century Fox TV for a potential spinoff of its outgoing hit that would follow a woman on a similar quest to find the father of her children, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed."

I know it's not how they meant it to be read but the wording is she slept with some guy whose name she doesn't know, got pregnant and is now out to find him, rather than telling her children a Ted Mosby tale of finding love. :doh:
 
You say that then I look at the TV Guide and see remakes of a dozen or more television series and countless "reality TV" variations on the same theme. :dry:

What does reality TV have to do with what these writers might do with a spinoff? :dry:
 
It was about how lazy television is coming up with new ideas. Reality television is just the most obvious example. They could try something new but why do that when you have a proven success? We've gotten a number of reboot/spinoffs of old television series already (much like in the theater) and most of them aren't able to live up to the original in some way.
 
it shouldn't be about a new character, it should retell the whole story from the mothers pov... an introduce a new group of her friends
 
it shouldn't be about a new character, it should retell the whole story from the mothers pov... an introduce a new group of her friends

Well it couldn't introduce an entirely new set of friends. It would have to feature her room mate and so Rachel Bilson would have to be a regular part.

Don't know how viewers would be able to sit through all of that again and they wouldn't really be able to have many twists since it would be all decided. So any relationships she has would be all in vain. It's not like HIMYM where we didn't know who was going to be Ted Mosby's wife and sometimes wondered with a new girlfriend whether she was the one.

And in that case, if it's all decided and it's just telling her story, then it wouldn't end up far different from "Friends".
 
I guess...
just thought it would be interesting to see her side of the story, all the times their crosses almost passed... an everything that happens inbetween those close call chance encounter would still be new story

as for knowing that none of her relationships would go anywhere... we knew from the start that Robin wasn't the mother, but they still played out their relationship off an on for years... its still all part of the story

every relationship she has that doesn't work is an important part of what lead her to end up with Ted...
 
I thought this would be from the Mother's perspective and was excited but since this is just a new group of people...it's wait and see for me. I don't know if they can recreate the chemistry of the current group.
 

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