A few weeks after the idea was first revealed, CBS has decided to spinoff their hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother. A pilot has been ordered for How I Met Your Dad, to be written and executive produced by HIMYM creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas and Up All Night creator Emily Spivey. As the title suggests, the show will follow a single woman telling the story of meeting her children's future father.
Unlike most spinoffs, which feature an established character in a new setting, this show will feature none of HIMYM's characters or settings. The pilot for HIMYD will be a stand-alone episode, rather than a back-door pilot [...]
As CBS's hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother is kicking off its ninth and final season, Variety reports that the network is considering launching a lady-centered spinoff of the show. Referred to as How I Met Your Father, the show would come from HIMYM creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas and focus on "a group of friends living in Gotham and one woman’s quest to meet her future husband."
None of the friends would be linked to the current HIMYM group. The network is said to be "in on-going discussions" about the idea but no deal has been made.
So…we didn't meet the mother last night in "Something New", so much as we got a look at her cute, possibly too young for Ted visage. Cristin Milioti's face, to be more specific. I thought after watching the show on a week-to-week basis for over five years that when the moment finally came when the titular mother would be shown, it would be a bigger deal to me emotionally. But I think I had assumed that when I first saw what this supposedly amazing woman would look like, I would then hear and see how she would respond to her future husband, what kind [...]
The men of How I Met Your Mother are all nice, law abiding people, but they are definitely all flawed: Ted knows a lot of things about a lot of high brow subjects, but whenever he exhibits his knowledge he is an alienating, insufferable prick about it; Barney's childhood abandonment issues have led to a lifetime of overindulging on female flesh and crude, groan inducing sexual punnery; Marshall gives every human being the benefit of the doubt, even though he is a New York City resident, where it's a minor miracle that he doesn't get mugged every time he leaves the apartment.
Ted and Barney's issues are broader, and [...]
Aren't we still in the promised Autumn of Break-Ups on How I Met Your Mother? The month of broken hearts, despair, endless tears, poor dietary choices, looking out the window through the raindrops, Mumford and Sons and more poor dietary choices? Why, with one more episode to go in October did we witness "Who Wants to Be a Godparent?", an episode with a story that could have been told at any time this season? Where is my promised misery?
Instead, we had Marshall and Lily waltzing into MacLaren's, content that for the first time in five months they can hang out with their friends and away from their newborn son [...]