It was two years ago that CBS surprisingly opted against the Greta Gerwig-led How I Met Your Mother spinoff How I Met Your Dad, but you know what they say about bad pennies. 20th TV has formally begun development of yet another quasi-spinoff from the franchise, this time going back to the How I Met Your Father title.
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We were admittedly uncertain what to think when 'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff 'How I Met Your Dad' unexpectedly imploded at the CBS upfronts, as what seemed like a shoe-in for pickup was rejected by the network, and was ultimately let go. Now, a new report suggests that 'HIMYM' creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas will redevelop the spinoff for another season, but will series lead Greta Gerwig or the cast return?
Among the last, but certainly not least, the eye network CBS has officially gotten in on the Upfront 2014 game by releasing their schedule for the fall, and full trailers for the newest series. Few major surprises (minus that 'How I Met Your Dad' pass), but take a look at the future of CBS with new trailers for Halle Berry's 'Extant,' sporting family sitcom 'The McCarthys' and more!
Well, this is something of a surprise. Uncertain though we were at the prospect of 'How I Met Your Mother' living in on in the gender-flipped sequel series 'How I Met Your Dad,' it seems CBS has defied expectation to opt against picking up the series at least for now. So what went wrong that Greta Gerwig won't regale us for the next nine years with tales of 'How I Met Your Dad?'
Well, this shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anyone. Despite the bad taste left in viewers' mouths by the 'How I Met Your Mother' series finale "Last Forever," spinoff series 'How I Met Your Dad' is almost guaranteed to carry on the torch this fall with a series order at CBS. Who's ready to have Greta Gerwig drag things out for another nine years?
The once and future Sally of the 'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff, 'How I Met Your Dad,' has at last been found. Where 'Full House' sitcom icon Bob Saget curiously provided the narrating voice of 'HIMYM''s future Ted, Meg Ryan has been selected to provide the voice of future Sally, as portrayed in the storyline's present by indie darling Greta Gerwig.
A few days ago 'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff 'How I Met Your Dad' hit a bit of a snag, as 'Smash' star Krysta Rodriguez exited the pilot after its table-read, but already the gender-flipped continuation of CBS' iconic comedy has bounced back. 'The Crazy Ones' and 'Star Wars Rebels' star Tiya Sircar will step in for Rodriguez as Greta Gerwig's best friend Juliet, but will anything prove different about the new incarnation?
Just when things seemed to be going so well for the 'How I Met Your Mother' franchise, whose penultimate installment "The End of the Aisle" finally had us primed for Ted to meet his dream girl and close out the series, sequel-spinoff project 'How I Met Your Dad' has a new snag. 'Smash' star Krysta Rodriguez exited her regular role before shooting could begin, but what will 'How I Met Your Dad' do in her place?
Just yesterday we heard that forthcoming 'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff 'How I Met Your Dad' had added 'Workaholics' vet Anders Holm in a crucial, but only recurring role, while two regulars had yet to be cast. Now, 'Masters of Sex' and 'Heroes' vet Nicholas D'Agosto and likely 'Mixology' castoff Andrew Santino have officially joined the cast of 'How I Met Your Dad,' but is casting for the new MacLaren's gang finally complete?
The cast of 'How I Met Your Mother' weren't quite the household names they are today by the beginning of the series, but forthcoming "kindred spirit" spinoff 'How I Met Your Dad' is certainly no slouch for star power. 'Workaholics' star Anders Holm is the latest recognizable name attached to the 'HIMYM' offshoot, but what does it mean for the Comedy Central series?