CBS Looking to Reboot ‘How I Met Your Mother’ with Spinoff Series – Will You Watch?

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Though Ted has still yet to fulfill the promise in the show’s title, CBS is already looking to spin-off How I Met Your Mother into an entirely new series, this time focusing on a mother telling her children the tale of how she met their father. After 9 years and 190 episodes, are audiences ready to start things all over again?

According to Deadline, 20th Century Fox Television (the studio that makes the show) is currently in talks with creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas and Up All Night creator Emily Spivey to helm the new series that’s been referred to as How I Met Your Father. The spinoff series would introduce a new group of friends from New York and this time focus on quest for love from the female perspective. Though nothing has yet been made official, if the spinoff series does moves forward, the new cast could be introduced in the How I Met Your Mother series finale.

When it comes to television spinoffs, it’s almost impossible to tell whether or not it will strike the same with note with audiences that the original did – though How I Met Your Father does have a few things going for it. Aside from familiar settings, like New York and (possibly) MacLaren’s Pub, still part of the franchise, there’s something inherently compelling about using How I Met Your Mother’s structure to explore the journey to marriage from the female perspective.

Of course, when one beings to talk about spinoffs, comparisons to the original are inevitable, but in How I Met Your Father’s case, that could very well be a death knell. After so many years of unanswered questions, missed encounters and awkward conversations about sleeping with everyone except the Mother, will the series’ dedicated following give the spinoff a chance – will they even want to?

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Even if How I Met Your Father creates a great story and casts a terrific group of friends, the series will still have to deal with fans comparing the spinoff to the original. When you toss in the familiar New York setting and the (possible) return of MacLaren’s Pub, the comparisons grow even more – so much so that it’s no longer seen by viewers as a spin-off but, at worst, a version of the series that may have come from an alternative universe (something just doesn’t seem right.)

Still, at its core, How I Met Your Mother is a modern tale of friendship and love, and there’s no doubt that How I Met Your Father will attempt to be the same, this time from the female perspective. So even though the original series, at times, may wander from what audiences would like to see, it has consistently provided earnest entertainment, at such a consistently high caliber, for longer than most shows on the air. Whether or not audiences give the new series a chance – or if the series will even make it to air – is another question.

No word on whether or not Barney’s Bro Code will make the move to the new series.

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How I Met Your Mother airs Mondays @8pm on CBS

Source: Deadline

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  1. How I met your Grandmother.

  2. I voted maybe, but in saying that, this has That 80′s Show written all over it. Remember that awful 70′s Show spin off, that basically copied the original show verbatim? Ya. So I won’t be holding my breath for this to be any good.

    Plus, as much as I like HIMYM lets be honest here, after seasons 4-5ish it was clear that they had to start stalling, which in turn changed the dynamics of the show. This new show, if at all good, is still going to face the same sort of problems.

  3. Hearing the idea alone seems very tiring to me.

    if they really want a spin off why not just base it on one of Barney’s books or what was it like for those 2 kids who have to go through their dad telling his story to them for years. well not saying these are good ideas but i think it is better than just changing perspective. :D

  4. The cast of ‘HIMYM’ have been tired since about series 4, following the typical sitcom pattern of each character conforming to only one character trope. The series is a modern days ‘Friends’, so if they started the spin-off with fresh characters and interesting stories then it could turn out alright.

  5. I’m not sure how it’s going to turn out. I liked HIMYM but it was annoying to watch the characters go around in circles and not meet the goal of meeting the mother.

    I think their new spinoff should be something like “How I made friends” where the main character tells their kid who’s going away to college to not be afraid through their stories on love and friendship. The latter being why I watched HIMYM in the first place, it was the antics between friends that made me like the show.

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