As development for How I Met Your Father ramps up, it seems like it could find the same home its predecessor had after all. Word comes that CBS, the network that aired How I Met Your Mother, would be interested in taking a look at the pilot script once it’s ready.
This comes from CBS entertainment president Glenn Geller, who told Deadline at the TCA: “We haven’t seen anything, we haven’t been pitched anything. I’m excited to read it when it’s finished, and it could potentially be a project for us.”
This is a little surprising given the fact that CBS rejected the previous iteration of the spin-off, How I Met Your Dad, when it was being developed by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas in 2014. They went so far as to get an ensemble cast together and film a pilot before CBS decided not to pick the series up. However, word was the decision was made after Bays, Thomas and 20th Century Fox TV disagreed with some of the changes CBS wanted to make to the pilot and series.
The pilot for How I Met Your Father is currently being written by This is Us‘ Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, who will the produce and showrun the potential series for 20th Century Fox TV. The series will be about a woman telling her children the story of how she met their father with entirely new characters unconnected with How I Met Your Mother, along with different writers and creative team. While it could end up at CBS, it has the potential to be picked up by an entirely different network.