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'How I Met Your Mother' Spin-Off Gets Pilot Order

November 16, 2013 (6:00 am) GMT
The pilot for 'How I Met Your Dad' written by Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Emily Spivey will reportedly tell a brand new story from a female's point of view.
'How I Met Your Mother' Spin-Off Gets Pilot Order

CBS is giving a "" spin-off a try. The network has given a pilot commitment order to "How I Met Your Dad" from "HIMYM" creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas and "" creator Emily Spivey.

Described as a kindred spirit of "HIMYM" telling the story from a female point of view, the spin-off tells a brand-new story with new characters and a new voice at its center. Ted and the gang's favorite hangout, MacLaren's Pub, will be featured in the potential new series.

Bays, Thomas and Spivey will pen the pilot, which will reportedly be filmed as a stand-alone rather than as a back-door pilot. Previous report said that the new characters would be introduced in the "HIMYM" series finale, but it's unclear if they will go on with the initial plan.

In its ninth and final season, "HIMYM" is averaging a 4.5 rating among adults 18-49, making it CBS' highest-rated Monday series and the second-highest-rated overall behind "".

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