How I met Your Mother set a benchmark in the sitcom world by being unique and its comedy being one of its own kind which gave the show an edge over other sitcoms.
- How I met your mother’s spin-off how I met your dad
- Friction between the cast and the network
- Big Surprise 2016
One of the most loved sitcoms ended it’s 9 seasons run in 2014 with a finale receiving a mixed reaction from its faithful audiences but one thing was certain fans craved more from the series. This gave birth to the idea of a spin-off How I met your Dad.
The series creators along with the writers shot a pilot for How I met your Dad, CBS didn’t approve it and suggested a reshoot. This put off the actors and they said that they wouldn’t do the reshoot until CBS made sure that they would take the series on the air. This didn’t sit well with the CBS and they explicitly stated that the show was pushed because of certain creative elements.
Krysta Rodriguez’s departure
She was expected to play the best friend of Greta Gerwig’s character. The reason for her departure is still unknown to the date but the talented actress could have skyrocketed the series to a new height. Her departure before the days of production left everyone in shock. She was finally replaced by the Good Place famed star Tiya Sircar.
Friction between the cast and the network
Though the network was highly satisfied with Gerwig’s portrayal of the lead, they weren’t as pleased with the other fellow cast members citing that the chemistry wasn’t working. Not only that but some of the network executives were highly disappointed by the 2 members of the cast out of 5 which worsened the situation further.
The jokes that were written for the show felt unnatural. One of the reasons might be the high expectation by the audiences as How I met Your Mother set a benchmark in the sitcom world by being unique and its comedy being one of its own kind which gave the show an edge over other sitcoms.
Network War and The Boring Format
Just like How I Met Your Mother, How I Met Your Dad was a 20th-century fox property which means if the show’s spin-off took of the network that would get a much lucrative deal will be Fox, not CBS. So, there was no money for CBS in this project. The audiences were already fed up with the same format that How I met your Mother followed till the end of its run. The creators of How I Met Your Dad did nothing new to refurbish it.
Big Surprise 2016
In December of 2016, it was finally reported that the rumoured HIMYM spin-off How I Met Your Dad was back on. The project falls into the hands of two Legen……wait for it Dary!! writers of the hit NBC drama This Is Us who decided that they were going to start the show from dust and would not consider any previous elements of the show which meant not taking anything from the previously failed start of the show and totally building a new construct on what the show will be created.