Earlier this month we heard rumblings that CBS was thinking about spinning off their hit show How I Met Your Mother which is nearing it’s final episode on the air this season. But while fans of the current show are bummed that the fun will be over, it’s really going to start all over again not long after as CBS has officially picked up the new series How I Met Your Dad.
Deadline first reported that the deal was official, backing up something we posted a few weeks back stating such a thing could be happening soon. Well it’s happening now and fans are going to be torn about the premise and concept of the new show.
Rather than go back to the beginning of the current series and retrace the steps in the mother’s footsteps, the new show will focus on an entirely new group of people in an entirely different time period (likely today). The show is going to be handled by the same folks behind the current show, so expect the style of comedy to remain the same.
But the question of carbon copying the current format and just slapping a female lead on the show is one that will rightly have fans nervous that the show won’t work. A far more interesting concept is one that follows the mother we are seeing in this season, the one that was destined to meet Ted.
CBS apparently knows what they’re doing though and we will at least get a look at what How I Met Your Dad will be like. That’s no promise though that it lasts or works as CBS is hoping.