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'How I Met Your Dad' Might Get a Second Chance in the 2015-2016 Season

Despite CBS passing on the How I Met Your Mother spinoff starring Greta Gerwig back in May, TVLine reports that while HIMYD is dead, it'll get another shot at joining the network lineup next season. According to an insider, HIMYD co-creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas "remain invested" in making the spinoff happen and will have an opportunity to redevelop the project for the 2015-2016 season, though it will most likely not include Greta Gerwig or narration by Meg Ryan.

UPDATE: As it seems to be the case with any HIMYD-related news lately, it turns out this report is false. Bays and Thomas both took to Twitter [...]

Vince Gilligan Says He Wants Mike Ehrmantraut to Appear on 'Better Call Saul'

It's still up in the air whether Vince Gilligan's Bob Odenkirk-centric Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul is a prequel, sequel, or takes place during the time frame of its predecessor, but Gilligan tells EW that he wants Jonathan Banks to potentially reprise his role of Mike Ehrmantraut on the new show.

When asked if he wants any Breaking Bad character to pop up or have an extended role on Saul, Gilligan replied:

The character that springs to mind would be Mike. That would be a great deal of fun. I would say the sky’s the limit, at least theoretically speaking. Realistically speaking, we’ve got a whole lot [...]

Adam McKay Wants to Make a PG Movie About Ron Burgundy's Dog and Son Having Adventures

Anchorman director/co-writer Adam McKay talked about a surprising new project while promoting the upcoming sequel. He wants to make a G or PG-rated family film following Ron Burgundy's dog Baxter and his son Walter, who appears in the trailers for and is introduced in Anchorman 2, and he has a studio interested. Here's what McKay said to Collider:

I want to know more about what [Baxter]’s doing when he’s not around them. I want to shoot a whole adventure. Maybe you guys can help with this, we actually talked about the idea of doing … the adventures of his son, Walter Burgundy, and Baxter.  And I actually pitched [...]

'Dieter': The Surprisingly Funny Mike Myers Movie That Never Was

"The Script Pile" is a brand new biweekly column on Splitsider that examines the screenplays for high-profile Hollywood comedies that were never made.

Adapting a popular Saturday Night Live sketch into a movie is a difficult task, but Mike Myers is one of the few people who's done it successfully. The first Wayne's World was such a major hit that it made adapting "It's Pat" and "Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley" seem like good ideas. After Wayne's World became a massive win for Myers, he began adapting his second and third most popular characters into films. His "Coffee Talk" movie deal quickly collapsed, but in 1998, coming off of the first Austin [...]

Chris Lilley's New Show Is About 'Summer Heights High's Ja'mie King

Australian comedian Chris Lilley is making a new show all about Ja'mie King, the self-absorbed teenage school girl monster he played on Summer Heights High. Called Ja'mie: Private School Girl, it's a six-part series for BBC Three in association with HBO in the US. The show will follow King in her final year at Hillford Girls Grammar School. Lilley commented, "I find teenage girls endlessly funny. So being able to write for and play the meanest bitch in school has been so fun. I can’t wait to show everyone what Ja’mie’s been up to."

Chris Lilley originated the character of Ja'mie in his 2005 Australian series We Can Be Heroes [...]

CBS Orders 'How I Met Your Dad' Pilot to Series (UPDATE)

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 [...]

Watch a Teaser for Chris Lilley's New 'Summer Heights High' Spinoff Starring Jonah

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.

CBS Is Considering Spinning Off 'How I Met Your Mother' with 'How I Met Your Father'

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.

The 'Breaking Bad' Saul Goodman Spinoff Is Moving Forward at AMC

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.

Breaking [...]

Joel McHale to Host Spin-Off Series 'The Soup Investigates'

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 [...]

Anders Holm, Nick D'Agosto, Andrew Santino, and Drew Tarver Join 'How I Met Your Dad'

The How I Met Your Mother spinoff starring Greta Gerwig is beginning to round out its cast. TV Line reports that Workaholics' Anders Holm has signed on to play Gavin, a recurring role as "the (soon-to-be-ex) husband of Greta Gerwig's soulmate-searching Sally." In addition to his role on Workaholics, Holm has most recently recurred on The Mindy Project.

Also added to the cast are Nick D'Agosto (who currently appears on Showtime's Masters of Sex) as Frank, "the head of IT for Juliet’s (Krysta Rodriguez) fashion blog who falls for Sally," standup Andrew Santino (currently on ABC's Mixology) as Danny, "Sally’s older brother, a perfect but uptight [...]

CBS Is Making That HIMYM Spinoff, 'How I Met Your Dad'

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 [...]

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul Cameos Are Planned for 'Better Call Saul'

Creator Vince Gilligan shared some new info about Breaking Bad's upcoming spinoff/prequel, tentatively titled Better Call Saul, in a Hollywood Reporter profile today.  Both Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, in addition to other Breaking Bad actors, have expressed interest in making cameos in the new show, which will be centered on Bob Odenkirk's sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman. Gilligan says he intends to make this happen: "Personally, I'd have a hard time resisting putting all these guys in for a cameo or two every now and then."

The Gilligan profile also mentions that the one-hour Saul Goodman spinoff will be 75 percent comedic and 25 percent dramatic, and that [...]

Chris Lilley's 'Ja'mie: Private School Girl' Will Premiere on HBO Nov. 24

It was announced yesterday that Australian comedian Chris Lilley's new show is Ja'mie King: Private School Girl, revolving entirely around his popular character Ja'mie King from his series Summer Heights High, and this afternoon, HBO announced that they'll be premiering the six-part series Sunday, November 24th, at 10:30pm. This marks a definite change from how HBO has aired Lilley's shows in the past. While they aired Summer Heights High and Angry Boys six months to a year after they originally aired in Australia, Ja'mie King will be airing right around the same time here and abroad.

Here's HBO's summary of the show:

Ja'mie: Private School Girl follows the [...]