10/31/2013 10:13 am ET

'How I Met Your Mother' Spinoff: 'How I Met Your Father' In The Works (REPORT)


A "How I Met Your Mother" spinoff is in the works, according to Deadline.

There had been chatter of continuing the long-running CBS sitcom following its finale this spring, but now Deadline reports "HIMYM" co-creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are working with Emily Spivey on "How I Met Your Father."

The proposed spinoff will feature a new group of friends and chronicle a female member's journey to meet her future husband. Deadline reports the new characters could be introduced in the "How I Met Your Mother" series finale. MacLaren's Pub may also be featured on the potential "How I Met Your Mother" spinoff to tie "Mother" with "How I Met Your Father."

Bays, Thomas and Spivey will co-write and executive produce the spinoff.

Head over to Deadline for more.

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