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?
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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?
'How I Met Your Mother' may or may not have introduced a major curveball into its narrative with this past week's episode "Vesuvius," but its sequel spinoff series 'How I Met Your Dad' is just getting warmed up. Third to join the regular cast alongside indie darling Greta Gerwig and newcomer Drew Tarver is former 'Smash' star Krysta Rodriguez, but which of the new gang's roles will she take?
Apart from the divisive casting of indie darling Greta Gerwig and potential interest from Eliza Dushku, 'How I Met Your Dad' secured yet another lead. UCB and Groundlings vet Drew Tarver landed one of the five leading roles for the gender-inverted 'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff, but as whom, you ask?
'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff 'How I Met Your Dad' set the internet ablaze with varying reactions to the news that indie darling Greta Gerwig would take the leading role, but its next major casting should cause far fewer arguments. Find out if 'Buffy' and 'Dollhouse' alum Eliza Dushku will next head to CBS to join the cast of 'How I Met Your Dad'!
News broke this week that indie darling and 'Frances Ha' star Greta Gerwig is headed to CBS to write, produce and star in the new sorta-spinoff of 'How I Met Your Mother,' titled 'How I Met Your Dad.' Cue surprising controversy as fans lashed out at the precious star: is she selling her soul to the home of lesser cable programming, or is this an opportunity for Gerwig to line her pockets and make more of the films she wants to make? Should we feel angry and betrayed, or thrilled and supportive? Why can't we have mixed feelings about it? In the realm of the internet, our reactions can only ever be extreme.
Given the state of 'How I Met Your Mother''s ninth and final season, news that a potential spinoff, fittingly titled 'How I Met Your Dad,' drew mixed reactions across the board. And while opinions remain divided on a gender-inverted take on the long-running CBS comedy, its leading lady is more than up to the task. 'Frances Ha' star Greta Gerwig has officially been cast to spin her tale as the leading lady of 'How I Met Your Dad'!
'How I Met Your Mother' continues racing to the finish line at the end of the aisle this March, but it may not be long before the cycle begins anew with the proposed spinoff of 'How I Met Your Dad.' We knew the new series wouldn't be a carbon copy flipping the script exactly, but take a look at who's in the running for the next MacLaren's gang with the full cast description of CBS' forthcoming 'How I Met Your Dad'!