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How I Met Your Mother

The Spinoff is Guaranteed to Meet Mixed Reactions: Are You Ready for It?

CBS’s hit comedy “How I Met Your Mother” is wrapping its ninth and final season this March, but the network might not be willing to let go of this successful franchise…

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Rumors have been circulating for months that the creators of “How I Met Your Mother”  (HIMYM) have been working on a spinoff, aptly titled, “How I Met Your Dad”. CBS has confirmed that HIMYM fans will have a new opportunity to embark on another long-winded, quirky tale of one woman’s search for true love. Casting hasn’t been announced yet, and the network hasn’t revealed when the pilot will air  but some plot details have leaked about the story set-up.

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Meet “Female-Ted” : Sally.

An effervescent, playful twenty-something in the first year of her marriage to Gavin,  Sally’s beginning to realize her husband isn’t necessarily her Prince Charming. Sally moves in with her older brother (Danny) and his husband (Todd)- the adorably committed, devoted couple. Danny is the straight-laced, overachieving older brother who share a deep bond with Sally, even if he doesn’t understand his eccentric baby sister. However, TVLine hinted that  Type-A Danny and Messy Sally are really going to butt heads as roommates. It’s Danny’s husband, Outgoing Todd (an old college friend of Sally), who is more supportive of Sally’s romantic woes and the new living situation.

The resident “Barney” will be filled by Sally’s BFF, flirtatious fashionista Juliet. Juliet is thrilled by Sally’s choice to reevaluate her marriage and works to bring Sally into the party scene with her. Rounding out the group is Frank, an adorable nerd with a major crush on Juliet. Of course, like Bob Saget’s role as Future Ted/Narrator on HIMYM, Future Sally will be creating and voicing the new narrative of HIMYD . Some are asking if Bob Saget’s “Full House” co-star, Lori Loughlin, will voice Future Sally as she details her search for the father of her future kids.

Former "Full House" Star Lori Loughlin could voice Future-Sally.
Former “Full House” Star Lori Loughlin could voice Future Sally.

One thing’s for sure…

“How I Met Your Dad” is in safe hands with the same creators of “How I Met Your Mother” (Carter Bays and Craig Thomas) as well as Emily Spivey of “Up All Night.” We’ll  be on the lookout for more news about this upcoming spinoff — particularly casting developments. Half the magic of HIMYM was the chemistry shared between the cast. Coupled with the writing,  CBS had an instant classic on their hands. As a longtime fan of the series, I’m personally hoping for the best out of Sally and her crew — here’s to hoping Spivey, Thomas and Bays can find the perfect cast to fill the shoes of Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Josh Radnor and (perhaps the most intimidating) Neil Patrick Harris. Fingers crossed!

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