'HIMYM' could get a spinoff
October 31st, 2013
12:05 PM ET

'HIMYM' could get a spinoff

The tale of "How I Met Your Mother's" Ted Mosby meeting the love of his life has been hilariously long and winding, but CBS isn't done with the concept.

According to reports, there's a possibility that the popular sitcom, now in its ninth and final season, could get a spinoff.

"HIMYM" creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have teamed up with Emily Spivey ("Up All Night") to pitch a female-led version of the concept.

The current version of "HIMYM" centers on Ted's (Josh Radnor) story of maturation and searching for love, as told in retrospect to his two kids and always involving his tight-knit circle of friends.

The spinoff would also be a half-hour show about a group of close pals living in New York City, but zero in on a woman's journey to finding her future husband, potentially even featuring the familiar "HIMYM" locale, MacLaren's Pub. The premise of what's being referred to as "How I Met Your Father" doesn't have any connection to the original gang, according to Deadline.

Whether you love or hate the idea is moot at this point, though, since talks are described as being "extremely preliminary." If this concept did get the go-ahead from CBS, there's a chance fans could be introduced to the new cast of characters during "HIMYM's" series finale.

Filed under: How I Met Your Mother • television

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  1. Jeff Martin

    If they were sticking with the concept. They could flip it around and do Ted's wife to be Christina Milian's character's journey to meet him. That way they could tie in locations, the times they crossed paths prior, and even guest star original cast. Plus they wouldn't have to recast the kids...

    November 20, 2013 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  2. Josh

    It is has a new cast of characters, then it really isn't a spin-off.

    A spin-off would be "How I met your kindergartner teacher" or "How I met our divorce attorney".

    November 8, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. B-Birk

    And again Hollywood has no original ideas. FAIL!

    November 1, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. metalhead65

    after the awful final season of himym why would anyone want to watch a spin off? seriously 7 weeks and still no wedding and we have seen 7 min. of the mother. way to screw over your fans. I am not watching again until the final episode if they ever get to one!

    November 1, 2013 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Julian Stacey

      I have had the same complaints about the final season. The writing seems dull compared to previous seasons and plot seems to have flat lined.

      November 4, 2013 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      7 minutes (and still counting) of "mother" is better than just 7 seconds of "mother" at the very end of the series finale.

      November 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |

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