[TV] CBS Planning How I Met Your Mother Spinoff
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.31.2013
This time focusing on a woman...
Deadline reports that CBS may be planning a spinoff to How I Met Your Mother. The network is in talks with producer 20th Century Fox TV for the series, which would focus on a female take on the series. It's being referred to as How I Met Your Father and comes from How I Met Your Mother creators/executive producers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, as well as Up All Night creator/executive producer Emily Spivey.
The show would feature a new group of New York friends and focus on a female's attempts to meet her future husband. The new characters would be introduced in the series finale of Mother. MacLaren's Pub may be featured on the new show, being the only link between the two. The premise would not be tied to any of the original characters. Bays, Thomas and Spivey will co-write and executive produce the spinoff. All three have similar backgrounds as they worked on New York late night shows (Late Show for Bays and Thomas, Saturday Night Live for Spivey) before moving into primetime comedy.
How I Met Your Mother is one of the big shows on CBS as far as ratings go. It started its final season with a 3.7 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic and is CBS' highest-rated Monday series. It's also the second-highest rated overall behind The Big Bang Theory.
Another hit comedy show looking for a spinoff next season is Modern Family, which could have a show based on Rob Riggle's character Gil Thorpe.