Posts tagged as Carter Bays

'How I Met Your Mother' Creator Says the Final Season Will "Be A New Way to Tell the Story"

CBS's How I Met Your Mother was renewed for a ninth and final season last week, and co-creator Craig Thomas talked to TVGuide yesterday about the direction of the show's ultimate season. Thomas said, "It's going to be a new way to tell the story. You're never going to mistake a Season 9 episode from one of the previous eight." This statement has lead folks on the internet to predict the titular mother would be introduced at the top of the season or that she would even be narrating the entire final run of episodes. Carter didn't specify when the mother character would be brought in, but he [...]

Mindy Kaling and How I Met Your Mother Team Coming to Fox

What's the point of upfronts if all the networks are just going to announce everything the week before, all willy nilly (oddly, All Willy Nilly is also the name of a yet to be picked up CBS pilot – no it's not)? Jealous of all the NBC bean spilling, last night, FOX announced its three new single-camera comedies for next season.

First, is Mindy Kaling's highly anticipated It's Messy, in which she plays a doctor trying to have it all. Besides Kaling, The Office's Howard Klein and BJ Novak will executive produce the show (things are just looking bleaker and bleaker over in Scranton). Her co-stars – Ed Weeks, [...]

Fox Won't Air 'The Goodwin Games' Until Late Spring of Maybe Even Summer

The Fox network still has one new sitcom that hasn't debuted this season, The Goodwin Games, and according to Fox chairman Kevin Reilly, it won't be placed on the schedule anytime soon. Created by How I Met Your Mother's Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, and Chris Harris, Goodwin Games follows three siblings (played by T.J. Miller, Becki Newton, and Scott Foley) fulfilling their father's last wishes in order to inherit his $20 million fortune. Speaking to reporters at the Television Critics Association tour yesterday, Fox chairman Kevin Reilly said this of the fate of the show:

"I'm creatively very happy with what's happening in [our Tuesday comedy] block. But [...]

Fox Buys New Show From HIMYM Creators

According to TVLine, Fox has snapped up a new comedy from How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, though since it won't star a horny Neil Patrick Harris, it's hard to really see the point. The single-camera show follows "three siblings who reconnect after their father’s death" and will be titled The Goodwin Games, probably because How I Met Your Dead Father seems a little gauche.

Top Comedy Showrunners Just Doing Some Roundtabling

The Hollywood Reporter brought together showrunners Carter Bays (How I Met Your Mother), Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory), Liz Meriwether (New Girl), Paul Lieberstein (The Office), Steve Levitan (Modern Family), and Emily Spivey (Up All Night) to have a roundtable discussion. (Though, the gang actually shared three roundtables. Also, for some reason they were arranged by who did or did not wear glasses.) They address all the many stresses of the job, like deciding on pen color:

Liz Meriwether: I was unprepared for the leadership; people are looking to you for everything, and you’re pretending to be an expert on, say, props. It’s been the hardest thing I’ve ever done. But I haven’t had a baby.