How I Met Your Dad: CBS Would Love "Another Shot" at the HIMYM Spinoff
Tierney Bricker, eonline
Thu Jul 17, 8:37 PM UTC
Is there still a chance we could meet the Dad?
Though How I Met Your Dad wasn't picked up to series by the CBS, the network is still very much interested in the How I Met Your Mother spinoff from Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Emily Spivey.
The network's boss Nina Tassler once again expressed her interest in taking "another shot" at the sitcom, which starred Greta Gerwig, with Meg Ryan providing the narration for the older version of her character.
"Craig and Carter and Emily, we adore those guys, we want very much to stay in business with them," Tassler said, adding, "We'd love the opportunity to take another shot."
And Tassler seemed to confirm that the network's main issue with the pilot was the casting of several key roles. (Aside from Gerwig, the series starred Nicholas D'Agosto, Andrew Santino, Tiya Sircar, Drew Tarver and Anders Holm.)
"I think at this point you make the best decisions you can, relative to casting," she explained. "There's a lot going on during pilot season and some things about this How I Met Your Dad worked and some things didn't."
And Tassler stressed the importance of casting by using The Big Bang Theory 's pilot re-shoot as a prime example as Kaley Cuoco wasn't in the hit sitcom's original pilot. "As I've said many, many times, Big Bang would not be Big Bang without having re-done that pilot," she said. "I can't imagine Kaley Cuoco not being part of that show."
Earlier this month, a source confirmed to us that HIMYD is "definitely dead for now. And nothing further is happening with it at the moment."
CBS' decision not to order How I Met Your Dad, which seemed like a sure-thing, to series for the fall season shocked many, and at the time, Tassler said the network wanted Bays, Thomas and Spivey to tweak some elements of the pilot. But a source at the time told us that the producers and studio didn't want to reshoot it without a series order.
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