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CBS Moving Forward With ‘How I Met Your Dad’

'HIMYM' spinoff to be written by Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, Emily Spivey

The “How I Met Your Mother” spinoff at CBS has begun to take serious shape, as the Eye has handed the project a pilot production commitment.

In late October, news broke that CBS was in talks with 20th Century Fox TV for a spinoff that had a femme perspective, but a deal had yet to be secured. Social media quickly weighed in on the “How I Met Your Dad” concept, with many fans of the show delighting in more “HIMYM”-like material, given that the comedy is set to end after its current ninth season. Others, however, groaned and questioned the necessity of such a spinoff.

Nevertheless, “How I Met Your Dad” is moving forward, with “HIMYM” creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays writing and exec producing with “Up All Night” creator Emily Spivey. 20th, the studio behind “HIMYM,” will produce.

Comedy is dubbed a kindred spirit of “HIMYM,” and tells that story from a female point of view. The story will be brand new, with new characters and a new voice at its center.

“HIMYM” returned for its ninth season in September, and is performing strongly for the Eye on Monday nights, even recently beating out its NBC competitor “The Voice” in key demo adults 18-49.

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