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'How I Met Your Dad' Not Picked Up By CBS, Will Be Shopped Around at Other Networks

'How I Met Your Dad' Not Picked Up By CBS, Will Be Shopped Around at Other Networks

How I Met Your Dad, the spinoff series to How I Met Your Mother, was sadly not picked up by CBS.

Though the network has until end of day today to change their mind, it is very unlikely. Twentieth Century Fox is planning on shopping the rights around to other networks, however, and it has reportedly already received some interest, Deadline reports!

“To say we love this show (HIMYM) is an understatement,” CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler said. “There were elements of the pilot that didn’t work.” She added, “Creative always drives the business. I’m heartsick, as it is a very important show. It didn’t work out.”

How I Met Your Dad was supposed to star Greta Gerwig in the leading role, with Meg Ryan voicing the mother.

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  • redsox

    everyone with a brain knows that this show won´t work out

  • elise

    after the HIMYM horrible finale this was doom so i´m glad they cancel it

  • m

    Im still waiting for someone to realise april fools Day is loooong gone.

  • J

    They set themselves up for a fall, after the finale. If they honestly thought their careers would run smoothly after that, they deluded themselves.

  • just no

    I don’t know why anyone was surprised with the horrible ending. Himym had been phoning it in literally since they hit the 200 mark for syndication. They spent the bare minimum taping and Jason Segel was chain smoking between scenes at every opportunity. The show became unwatchable. Himyd is really the wrong vehicle for Greta. Since we know cbs wouldnt pick up the show because the showrunners want everything their way, if picked up anywhere else, it will not work out. Carter Bays and Co have lost all perspective.

  • Tyla

    IF this show does get picked up, it will be doomed from the start. Everyone will be comparing it to HIMYM and honestly, it probably won’t be as good because the original is always better.