How I Met Your Dad

Back in 2014, after How I Met Your Mother finished its ninth and final season, there was a spin-off series developing called How I Met Your Dad. The series wasn’t merely the mother’s side of the same story that viewers watched play out for nine years only to end on a rather disappointing note, but instead was going to focus on a new female character telling the story to her kids about how she met their father.

CBS ended up passing on the pilot, but the network is apparently still keen on figuring out how to make it work as they will have a new team of writers developing the series. But now they’re starting from scratch. Read More »

how i met your mother spinoff

Despite having Greta Gerwig (20th Century Womenon board to star, produce, and even write, CBS decided against moving forward with How I Met Your Dada spinoff of the network’s hit comedy series, How I Met Your Mother. The story went that the powers that be at CBS were displeased with parts of the pilot and wanted to one day start from scratch. Well, two and a half years after rejecting that pilot, a new version of the spinoff, now titled How I Met Your Father, is in the works with This Is Us co-executive producers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger.

Below, learn more about the How I Met Your Mother spinoff.

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Sin City A Dame to Kill For - Nancy

This Sequel Bits covers everything from the family-friendly sweetness of How to Train Your Dragon 2 to the gritty, grown-up delights of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. After the jump:

  • CBS isn’t interested in How I Met Your Dad
  • Wesley Snipes is game for White Men Can’t Jump 2
  • Kristen Bell would absolutely do another Frozen
  • Octavia Spencer gets on board for Insurgent
  • Bond 24 will feature a Scandinavian Bond girl
  • Grimlock gets a Transformers: Age of Extinction banner
  • Get a taste of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in GIF form
  • Watch another cute clip from How to Train Your Dragon 2

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Rebel Wilson in Pitch Perfect

Sequels: They aren’t just for movies anymore! Today’s Sequel Bits includes updates on CBS’ How I Met Your Mother spinoff How I Met Your Dad, Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic sequel Petals on the Wind, and Fox’s 24 follow-up 24: Live Another Day. Also after the jump:

  • Rebel Wilson tweets a look at Pitch Perfect 2 rehearsals
  • Another Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movie is coming
  • Luc Besson doesn’t sound so sure about a Lucy sequel
  • … but he seems quite certain Taken 3 has the best script of the series
  • Speaking of which, here’s how to be an extra in Taken 3
  • The Crouching Tiger prequel will go to the land of the hobbits

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Greta Gerwig to Lead ‘How I Met Your Dad’

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Greta Gerwig is the new Josh Radnor. The Frances Ha actress has just been cast as the lead in How I Met Your Dad, CBS’ upcoming sorta-spinoff of How I Met Your Mother. Like the original series, the new show will follow a young(ish) single person trying to find love in New York.

This should be familiar territory for Gerwig, who’s played free-spirited big city singletons in Frances Ha, Lola Versus, Greenberg, Arthur… Get more details on this particular incarnation of that archetype after the jump.

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