'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.

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