New “How I Met Your Mother” spin-off announced

After nine unsuspecting successful years, the hit TV show, “How I Met Your Mother,” will be officially signing off.  That’s right—coming this May, die hard HIMYM fans will be saying goodbye to Ted, Barney, Lily, Marshall and Robin.

However, CBS has not left fans in the dust!  Earlier today, CBS confirmed rumors of a spin-off based on the popular sitcom.  Plans are reportedly in the works for “How I Met Your Dad,” which will share the story of a mother telling her children how their parents met, but from a new feminine perspective.

Closely related to “How I Met Your Mother,” the new sitcom will have a new, but similar cast of friends whose tales of wild antics will be told over pints of beer in a comparable bar in New York City.

“How I Met Your Dad” will also be spearheaded by the creators of its former sister series: none other than Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.

Bays and Thomas announced that the new cast will not be introduced at the end of the HIMYM series, but there is a decent chance to expect some future cameos of former cast members.

Of course, I have some hesitations with any spin-off series.  Bays and Thomas have built a great momentum with “How I Met Your Mother” and thus have set the bar pretty high.  I could see this new series either doing really well or crashing and burning in the ratings because fans’ expectations were not met.  Either way, I am glad that it is being attempted and am excited to see what comes of it.

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