CBS has given a series order to How I Met Your Dad, THR reports. The show, a spinoff of the network's long-running sitcom How I Met Your Mother, is the first new comedy CBS has ordered for the 2014-15 TV season.
How I Met Your Dad stars Greta Gerwig as the title character, with Nick D'Agosto, Andrew Santino, Tiya Sircar, and Drew Tarver making up the rest of the ensemble and Meg Ryan serving as the narrator. Workaholics' Anders Holm will play a recurring role on the show, which is an indirect spinoff of How I Met Your Mother. HIMYD doesn't feature any of the same characters, but has a [...]
As we reported last week, Australian comedian Chris Lilley is making a new show centered around his Summer Heights High character Jonah Takalua. Here's a new teaser for the series, called Jonah from Tonga. The second show from Lilley following a Summer Heights High character after Jai'me: Private School Girl, the show premieres in Australia and the UK in 2014. HBO aired Lilley's last three series but has yet to purchase the Jonah show.
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.
AMC's Saul Goodman/Breaking Bad spinoff is one step closer to becoming a real thing. After weeks of negotiating, the network and Sony have signed an agreement to do the show. AMC and Sony said in a joint statement that the show's working title is Better Call Saul and that "plans call for Saul to be a one-hour prequel that will focus on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character [played by Bob Odenkirk] before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer." The network won't say any more about the show's status, but it reportedly has a series order once deals are completed with Odenkirk and the creative team.
E! announced today that they're spinning off The Soup. The network is developing a new series, entitled The Soup Investigates, which will also be hosted by Joel McHale. The spinoff will feature McHale and a team of investigative reporters diving deep to answer pop culture-related questions. It sounds kind of like a version of The Soup with Daily Show-esque field segments, which could turn out funny and be an opportunity to develop several comedians into a core group of faux-reporters like The Daily Show has done. If Community manages to get picked up for next season by NBC and E! orders The Soup Investigates to series, Joel McHale could have [...]