CBS Orders 'How I Met Your Dad' to Series -- or Does It? THR, Deadline
Conflicting reports surfaced over whether CBS has given a series order to “How I Met Your Dad,” a spinoff of its hit comedy series “How I Met Your Mother.”
The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed cites sources saying the network gave a series order to the comedy, although the story, which was posted Thursday, also notes that both CBS and producer 20th Century Fox Television denied an order has been made.
"After saying a (somewhat painful) farewell to Monday staple 'How I Met Your Mother,' CBS is saying hello to this brand-new story with Meg Ryan's voice at its center with 'How I Met Your Dad,'" THR reports. "Starring indie darling Greta Gerwig, who will also serve as a writer on the comedy from Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Emily Spivey, CBS will hope 'HIMYM' loyalists remain on board with this female-skewing entry."
Meanwhile, Deadline.com’s Nellie Andreeva reports that CBS hasn’t made any series orders yet, writing in a report Thursday afternoon that the “rumor mill went into overdrive.”
Andreeva adds: “CBS has not made any pickups yet and none are imminent today [Thursday]. I hear there were inquiry calls from CBS about directors on both ‘HIMYD’ and ‘The McCarthys’ today, which may have triggered the speculation.”