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I'm sorry. I apologize for everything. I don't know what I did, or how I did it, but I've angered some ancient deity somewhere, and now we're being forced to endure the real possibility of a How I Met Your Mother spin-off. 

CBS has given the project a pilot production commitment, which is still being referred to as How I Met Your Dad, because the network CBS isn't very creative with its show titles these days. HIMYM's co-creators, Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, are writing and executive-producing, along with Up All Night creator Emily Spivey. As previously announced, the show would be told from a female point-of-view, with a new group of friends presumably gathering around to hear a really long story about how some lady met her husband. 

As someone who's still watching and enjoying the ninth and final season of HIMYM, I think this is a terrible idea, because I also think many of my eight million fellow viewers are only still watching out of loyalty. HIMYM isn't a bad show, but it's not what it used to be, and I'm afraid CBS will find that the series' viewership won't stick around for a spin-off, especially one with all new characters. 


What do you think? Is CBS making a mistake ordering a HIMYM spin-off?


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AIRED ON 3/31/2014

Season 9 : Episode 24

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I think a spinoff is a horrible idea. Like many viewers, I have reluctantly watched the painful and terribly bad last season of HIMYM and when it finally is put out of its misery, I will not watch a spinoff. This last season has been sheer torture. Talk about a series that has gone on way past its prime! It is no longer funny and every ep I see I hope it is the last one. A spinoff? When I can't stand HIMYM anymore? Please, God, no.
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To be completly honest I know many people who LOVE the how I met your mother series and think it has gotten better than getting worse. the idea of a spin off has everyone over here over joyed and I think that CBS will make great bank on it. weather you like the show or not won't stop the Extremely popular show from slowing down. even if it is a spin off series. Everyone like to hear both sides of the story.
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Late reply, but I think that - If done right, this could be interesting.

That being said, It is a 2014/2015 series, and that means that it has a fair chance of being 'iffy' at best, but if it has the same crew from HIMYM behind it, and the actors (non gender-specific term) chosen are actually half-decent, it could turn out to be quite watchable, if not entertaining.

I would love to see HIMYD turn out to be great, and shut up all the sceptics and nay-sayers, and doomists, just to show them that they know bugger all about entertainment, or even people.

My belief is it won't happen, but, if you look back 9 years, people thought the same of HIMYM!
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Oh, god. CBS is retarted!!
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8 Reasons HIMYM spin off is a terrible idea http://whatculture.com/tv/8-reasons-met-dad-terrible-idea.php
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...oh dear lord no. Please no. Why? I mean, I really wanted to get to know the mother, but I don't want it to be that way. It needs to be now, in Season 9, otherwise they're just going to be sloppy. Augh.
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You guys are way too skeptical! I think it would be interesting if they did it from Teds future wifes perspective, for nine years I've wondered what she has been doing while Ted hooks up with his random girls. That way they can have marshal or one of the others be in the show every few months showing how close they were to meeting her. We already know Ted was close to bumping into her many times and I think they could do something cool like that. They already know what worked and what didn't on HIMYM so they have potential to make this one even better.
I'd like to see Ted finish his story and the kids are finally standing up to leave when his wife comes in and starts telling her story!
There are a lot of spin-offs I really enjoyed over the years!
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"only still watching out of loyalty" - yes, nailed it.
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Here's how it'll play out. Grab a chair (and maybe a snack).

Friday November 15, 2013, CBS orders "How I Met Your Dad (Father)" into production.

Friday November 15, 2013 - Sunday September 21, 2014, the collective world groans at how this entire debacle is an abomination. We curse CBS/HIMYM/CABLE PROVIDERS/NEIGHBORS for allowing this to happen. We say we'll never watch in 1 gajillion years and hope everyone involved gets the worse end of a slap bet.

Monday September 22, 2014 HIMYD debuts with its Pilot episode. Suddenly we decide to "check in" to see how the spawn of satan is doing. We end up staying for the entire ep. Twitter gets crushed, it buckles under the weight of "live tweets per minute" and the "Fail Whale" is spotted again.

Tuesday September 23, 2014, reports start trickling in that the Pilot episode of HIMYD obliterated previous TV ratings records in all demos. All. Demos.

Thursday September 25, 2014, CBS renews HIMYD for 10 seasons.

Friday, September 26, 2014. I stop watching TV entirely and move to ALASKA.
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efonsecajr, you are a prophet.
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everybody saying hell no and then the will watch the show.. i thinf its not a go idea.. but.. ey! the know what the re doing!! they knwew it for 9 years!! the show is excelent.. if it is as bad as the text says it couldnt be on air for 9 excelent years.. the show is inteligent , excelente, simple.. is one of the best comedy of all the time..
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Okay, Mosby has already locked his kids in a basement for nine years, telling them of all his sexual exploits. Now another parent is about to do the same thing? Somebody call Child Services.
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A basement...lol
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HELL NO!
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Make it stop. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! Just. Make. It. Stop.
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Why not How I Met Your Father? HIMYD seems a little off. The whole idea of a spin-off makes my stomach feel uneasy.. Boooooo!!! CBS Boooo!!!
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY?????????!!!!!!!
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Why not call the spin-off "The Mosby's" Chronicling the first few years of the the married couple, with flash forwards to 2035?
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I really dislike watching networks pursuing spinoffs for the sole purpose of cashing in on the successes of series. This is when genuinely good ideas and original concepts for shows are ignored...and shows that have run their course are beaten and squeezed for every cent possible. It's a shame. And pathetically transparent to us, the viewers.
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You are absolutely right. Even though I am enjoying watching the last season, despite some of its tropes, I'm mostly watching out of loyalty.

They need to go back to the drawing board for a new sitcom!
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Wow talk about beating a dead horse.
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No. Just no...


...no.
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Stupid is all I got to say! CBS are you reading these comments because if you were you wouldn't be making such dubass decisions! Who was responsible for Joey? CBS? Can't remember.
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NBC
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Ugh, smells like "Joey"...
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Too much! Let the show end with dignity!
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Insert some comment about how the show has gotten bad and its dignity went away in season 5 here.
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Frasier, the one and only good spinoff. Let's leave it at that
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I am sure this will be met with all the success of others spinoffs from comedy shows like "That 80's show", "Joey", and anything the cast of "Seinfeld" has done; up to and including crazy racist rants on stage.
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Anybody here remember "Friends" spinoff "Joey"? No...? Exactly!
Put your effort in a new project, CBS!
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Can it be a spin-off with no characters from the original in it? Will there be a "This is 40" style friends-adjacent connection to the original? Maybe a backdoor pilot where the new gang is introduced? Still won't help. HIMYM was awesome in the beginning, but has become watered-down over the years. I am a loyal viewer, but I will bid it a fond adieu at the end of the season.
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No.
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oh noooooooooooooo
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If I were there I would have pitched "How I Met Our Zombie Apocalypse", it cashes in on a huge trend right now but continues the "HIMY" brand....and sounds awesome.
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I'm one of those who is just sticking it out due to loyalty...I can't wait for it to be finally over. Despite the improvement brought about in this season I don't think I'd be able to stand another season....
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I gave up on this show a few years ago...
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Oh, no..
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If this flies, CBS should be honest and name it "Who's Your Daddy?"
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As someone who hasn't seen the show since season 5, I'm gonna go with Robin on this one.
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Shouldnt it be called How I Met Your father? Eh what do I care...wouldnt watch it anyway.
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HIMYM is already painful to watch but a spin off, seriously? What have we done to deserve that cruelty?
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but we will watch anyway... :P
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The spin off could be great but I think they jumped on it too soon. A layoff would of been nice to allow HIMYM soke in a bit.
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I think they already kept HIMYM three seasons past it's expiration date, so the idea of HIMYD is not appealing at all.

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I don't know why people are crapping all over this idea. I like all the seasons of the show and I'm willing to give Thomas and Bays the benefit of the doubt in a new show. I'll save my judgment until i hear more about the new characters and who they cast.
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I'm still a huge supporter of the original show and while it frustrates me sometimes, I still count it as one of my favorite shows to watch every week. But I'm more frustrated that CBS is developing this instead of a new, original idea.
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Well, they didn't seem too fond of new, original ideas when they passed on Super Cylde #sadface
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As a pretty big defender of late seasons HIMYM, this move disappoints me, especially since it is a complete new cast of character. I was semi-willing to like this idea if it was the story from the mother's (Cristin Milioti) perspective, but that was only because I love the mother. A new cast of character does not sound appealing, but I will probably check it out regardless, but hey CBS if you have to do this can you at least add an lgbt character, you really suck at any kind of representation.
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Perfect picture haha.
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Doesn't sound like a big hit to be honest, but I will at least check it out to see if I actually like it.
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definitely not gonna have high hopes for it but ill check it out

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GTFO!! I'm done with this mother... &father.
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i probably still watch it because emily spivey is involve. i just wanna laugh. the storyline comes second. :)
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It is so stupid not to watch it because of the name. You are going to check it out anyways. It might also be good, because Himym was good once upon a time.
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i love the photo you used to illustrate this news. It's spot on.
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I am only slightly embarrassed by the amount of time I spent looking for the right kind of image.
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Don't be! It was totallty worth it.
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CBS shouldn't be this greedy. If you ask me this is not a bad idea but they should have made it into a one season series or even one season mini series! Just to see the story from the mother's perspective. Besides this thing will perhaps last one or two seasons before the entire concept reaches an utterly horrible death!
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The thing is that I'm sure I'm going to have a lot of negative things to say about it before it even starts, but I also know in my heart of hearts that I'll still watch it. If not soley out of sheer curiosity.
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