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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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Why Tyrion Lannister Should Sit On The Iron Throne In Season 8

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5 Movies That Were Unexpectedly Canceled

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