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Why HIMYM Fans Never Got A ‘How I Met Your Dad’ Sequel

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How I Met Your Mother was one of the best-received sitcoms for CBS. It aired for nine seasons, won ten Emmy Awards as well as a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Network TV Comedy. It’s no surprise that CBS talked about a spinoff, How I Met Your Dad, which almost made it. However, some problems with the series led CBS to drop the idea after the pilot. Here are five reasons why How I Met Your Dad never happened.

An Awkward And Off-Putting Script

How I Met Your Dad follows the story of Sally (played by Greta Gerwig), a divorced woman trying to find her way in the world. Though the storyline seemed viable, the dialogue was not nearly as well-written as the original series. The pilot script featured cringe-worthy lines like, “Break-ups are like kidnappings. The first 48 hours are crucial. You gotta blow up the bridge behind you! And the only way to do it is by doing it… with a dude.”

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CBS Was Unhappy With The Cast

Though CBS was excited to cast Greta Gerwig as the lead, there were reports that two of the five main characters simply “didn’t pop” with her, according to network executives. CBS also lost the talented Broadway actress Krysta Rodriguez. She was supposed to play Sally’s best friend but left after a table reading of the pilot.

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The Main Character Had “No Idea Where She’s Going With Her Life”

Greta Gerwig would have been a great actress to star for the show, but CBS was unhappy with the writing of her character from the get-go. Sally was portrayed as a “female Peter Pan who has never grown up and has no idea of where she’s going with her life.” Network executives worried her character would not be well-liked by audiences, and didn’t want to continue with the show.

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Fans Were Already Unhappy With The Show

Many fans of HIMYM complained that the series had gone on far too long by season nine. Because of its popularity, they kept going into nine seasons, but audiences thought that the storylines were getting stale by the end. Plus, the controversial series finale would have steered some fans away from a sequel.

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There’s Still Hope For How I Met Your Dad

Though the original creators of HIMYM dropped the project to pursue other things, writers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger (who wrote NBC’s “This Is Us”) came on board to reboot the sequel, renaming it “How I Met Your Father.” In August 2017 Dana Walden, a chairman of Fox, confirmed they were willing to start over with the new producers. She said, “If it’s the right idea and the right execution, we’ll take that.”

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George R. R. Martin Confirms Timeframe Of Game Of Thrones Prequel Series

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A Look At Jon, Kate, and the Eight Gosselin Kids After First Finding Fame

Fans fell for the Gosselin family when they first went on-air with their story in 2007 on their TLC show Jon & Kate Plus 8. Since documenting life as parents to eight after the birth of twins Mady and Cara was followed by a set of sextuplets, the once tiny tots are now teenagers. And despite the dissolution of Jon and Kate’s coupling and the canceling of their show, Jon and Kate Gosselin have not stopped making headlines. Here we take a look at what life looks like today, for Jon and Kate as they have navigated life as single parents to eight teens.

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