It's official: "How I Met Your Dad" is not happening at CBS.
At the CBS Upfront on Wednesday morning, May 14, the network announced that the Greta Gerwig-starring pilot did not work out and that they would not be moving forward with the "How I Met Your Mother" spinoff.
Things weren't looking up for the spinoff earlier this week, when CBS executive Chris Ender confirmed that "HIMYD" had not yet been picked up. On Monday, May 12, "HIMYD" co-executive producer and co-creator Carter Bays also tweeted the same update.
— Carter Bays (@CarterBays) May 12, 2014
During the Wednesday upfront, TV Guide tweeted that CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler said of "HIMYD," "Elements of the pilot ... didn’t work out." She added that CBS wanted to reshoot the pilot, however Bays and Carter did not. “I’m heartsick,” Tassler continued. “It wasn’t what they wanted to do.”
According to Deadline, 20th Century Fox TV has plans to shop the pilot to other networks, so there may still be hope.