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'How I Met Your Father': 'You're the Worst' Scribe to Pen Potential Spinoff

11 August 2017 3:55 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

How I Met Your Father has found a new writer.

You're the Worst scribe Alison Bennett has been tapped to write a new take on the How I Met Your Mother spinoff, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Bennett's script will mark 20th TV's third take on a potential offshoot of the long-running CBS comedy since it went off the air in 2014. The first, How I Met Your Dad, hailed from Himym co-creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, along with former SNL writer Emily Spivey. The project went to pilot, with Greta Gerwig in the starring role and Meg Ryan »

- Kate Stanhope

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‘How I Met Your Father’: Alison Bennett Tapped To Write New ‘Himym’ Spinoff

11 August 2017 3:46 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: 20th Century TV has set Alison Bennett (FX's You're the Worst) to write a spinoff from the studio’s long-running comedy series How I Met Your Mother.  Three years after 20th TV first tried to launch a Himym spinoff with the CBS pilot How I Met Your Dad, written by Himym creators Carter Bays & Craig Thomas and Emily Spivey, the studio last season took a second stab at the idea with This Is Us co-executive producers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. But the duo… »

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How I Met Your Mother: Fox TV CEO Would Like to Revisit the Sitcom

19 May 2017 6:32 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Could How I Met Your Mother be coming back? Recently, Fox TV chairman Dana Walden mentioned a possible reunion for the CBS sitcom, Deadline reports.Earlier, we reported This Is Us writers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger are developing a new spinoff to the long-running comedy, which ended in 2014. A previous attempt, How I Met Your Dad, was written by series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas but it never made it past the pilot stage.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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TV Upfronts: Meet the Mega-Producers

18 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

In an era of increased competition from cable and streaming services alike, the broadcast networks continue to turn to experienced producers to steer their new investments. Following a pilot season that again featured familiar IP and spinoffs, the broadcast networks doubled down on proven hitmakers like Shonda Rhimes and Greg Berlanti, while other reliable producers had a tougher go of it (including Kenya Barris, Nahnatchka Khan, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas among them).  

Here's a look at the 2017-18 season's biggest winners, including those who now have multiple series on broadcast and cable. (Last year's overachievers can be found here.)

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Netflix's 3%: an underappreciated sci-fi gem

18 April 2017 1:32 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Craig Thomas May 16, 2017

Here's why you might want to put Netflix's Brazilian dystopian sci-fi drama 3% on your to-watch list...

The first Netflix original production from Brazil, and only its second produced in Latin America, 3% is a dystopian sci-fi show that should be on everyone’s must-watch list. Based on a rejected TV pilot from 2011, it was created by Pedro Aguilera, who returns, along with one of two original writers, Ivan Nakamura, and a whole new team.

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With dialogue in Portuguese, rather than English, this show has inevitably ended up becoming one of the more under-appreciated jewels in the Netflix Originals catalogue. If reading subtitles is not your thing, then a dubbed version is also available (and weirdly, »

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Ryan Hansen Lands Role in Himym Creators' Real Life Comedy Pilot

29 March 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CBS has traveled all the way to Mars to find what only turns out to be a potential male lead for its workplace comedy pilot from How I Met Your Mother creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays.

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Veronica Mars alum Ryan Hansen has been cast opposite Rebecca Rittenhouse (The Mindy Project) in Real Life, though he is only attached to guest-star, seeing as the sitcom is mulling a shift in focus should it be ordered to series.

Written by Hilary Winston (Community) and directed by »

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CBS Comedy Pilot ‘Real Life’ Casts Male Lead Role With Ryan Hansen As Guest Star, Mulls Potential Premise Tweak

28 March 2017 8:06 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

After an extensive search, Ryan Hansen has been tapped to guest star as Drew, the male lead opposite Rebecca Rittenhouse in Real Life, CBS' half-hour hybrid comedy pilot written/executive produced by Bad Teacher creator Hilary Winston and executive produced by How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. The pilot, written by Winston and directed by Pam Fryman, chronicles the relationship of two 20-somethings, Nora (Rittenhouse) and Drew (Hansen), who go… »

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‘Real Life’: Bret Harrison Cast In CBS Comedy Pilot From Hilary Winston

23 March 2017 1:55 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Former Reaper and The Loop star Bret Harrison has booked a series-regular role in Real Life, CBS' half-hour hybrid comedy pilot written/executive produced by Bad Teacher creator Hilary Winston and executive produced by How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. Written by Winston and directed by Pam Fryman, Real Life chronicles the relationship of Nora (Rebecca Rittenhouse) and Drew (to be cast), two twentysomethings who go from being co-workers on… »

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Kristen Johnston Joins CBS Comedy Pilot ‘Real Life’ From ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Creators

22 March 2017 3:19 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Kristen Johnston has joined the cast of the CBS comedy pilot “Real Life,” which hails from the creators of “How I Met Your Mother,” Variety has learned.

“Real Life” chronicles the relationship of two 20-somethings, Nora and Drew, who go from being co-workers on opposite coasts to working in the same office. Rebecca Rittenhouse is playing the female lead, Nora. Her male co-lead has yet to be cast.

Johnston will play Nora’s boss, Beverly, who is described as loud, confident and fabulous — on most days.

Along with Rittenhouse and Johnston, previously announced cast members include Brenda Song, who will play Nora’s best friend and roommate, plus Lucas Hazlett, who will play Nora’s co-worker in human resources at her office.

“Real Life” was written by Hilary Winston, who will serve as executive producer with Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, and Pamela Fryman who’s directing the pilot. Sony Pictures Television and CBS Television Studios are »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Kristen Johnston Joins CBS Comedy ‘Real Life’; Jaleel White In ‘Me, Myself & I’

22 March 2017 3:15 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Kristen Johnston is set as a series regular opposite Rebecca Rittenhouse in Real Life, CBS' half-hour hybrid comedy pilot written/executive produced by Bad Teacher creator Hilary Winston and executive produced by How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. Written by Winston and directed by Pam Fryman, Real Life chronicles the relationship of Nora (Rittenhouse) and Drew, two twentysomethings who go from being co-workers on opposite coasts to working in… »

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How I Met Your Mother: Spinoff Delayed Because of This Is Us

8 March 2017 5:42 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

How I Met Your Mother fans may have to wait even longer for How I Met Your Father. TVLine reports the spinoff has been delayed because of the NBC drama This Is Us.Earlier, we reported This Is Us writers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger are developing a new spinoff to the long-running CBS sitcom, which ended in 2014. A previous attempt, How I Met Your Dad, was written by series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas but it never made it past the pilot stage.Read More… »

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Brenda Song Joins CBS Comedy Pilot ‘Real Life’; Zach Appelman In Jenny Lumet Drama Pilot

3 March 2017 2:55 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Brenda Song (Pure Genius) is set as a series regular opposite Rebecca Rittenhouse in Real Life, CBS' half-hour hybrid comedy pilot written/executive produced by Bad Teacher creator Hilary Winston and executive produced by How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. Written by Winston and directed by Pam Fryman, Real Life chronicles the relationship of two 20-somethings, Nora (Rittenhouse) and Drew, who go from being co-workers on opposite coasts to… »

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‘Real Life’: Rebecca Rittenhouse To Star In CBS Comedy Pilot From Hilary Winston

24 February 2017 2:40 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Former Blood & Oil star Rebecca Rittenhouse has been cast as the female lead in Real Life, CBS’ half-hour hybrid comedy pilot written/executive produced by Bad Teacher creator Hilary Winston and executive produced by How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. Written by Winston and directed by Pam Fryman, Real Life chronicles the relationship of two 20-somethings, Nora (Rittenhouse) and Drew, who go from being co-workers on opposite coasts to working in… »

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Chazz Palminteri Joins CBS’ Comedy Pilot ‘Distefano’

21 February 2017 3:44 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Chazz Palminteri has booked a series regular role opposite Chris Distefano and Annie Potts in Distefano, CBS' comedy pilot from How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays & Craig Thomas and Sony TV. Inspired by the comedy of Distefano, the project centers on Izzy (Diane Guerrero) and Chris, two 20-somethings raising their newborn daughter and merging their meddling families – one Colombian American, one Italian. Palminteri will play Tony, Chris’ (Distefano) dad, a… »

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A Look at Pilot Strategies for ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and the CW

15 February 2017 10:15 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Peak TV has amped up the competition among networks for the past few pilot cycles. But this year, the growing number of television shows on all platforms and the lack of cancellations at the broadcast networks have compelled broadcasters to focus on quality instead of quantity: The Big Four have ordered nearly 20 fewer pilots this season than last.

Broadcasters seem to be playing it safe when it comes to auspices — the majority of projects hail from A-list producers and writers — but the nets are taking bigger swings when it comes to ideas, as only a handful of reboots and spinoffs are among the series in contention for 2017-2018. The networks also appear to be taking note of the country’s divisive climate with a slew of military-centric pilots.

Here’s our review of the strategies of each of the major networks this season:

ABC Dramas: 11, comedies: 11

The first pilot order for the Alphabet, which »

- Daniel Holloway and Elizabeth Wagmeister

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‘Distefano’: Diane Guerrero To Star In CBS Comedy Pilot From ‘Himym’ Creators

14 February 2017 2:39 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Updated: Orange Is the New Black alumna Diane Guerrero is set as the female lead opposite Chris Distefano in Distefano, CBS' comedy pilot from How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays & Craig Thomas and Sony TV. Inspired by the comedy of Distefano — an Italian American from Brooklyn and a new dad who married a Puerto Rican woman — Distefano centers on Izzy (Guerrero) and Chris (Distefano), two twentysomethings raising their newborn daughter and merging their meddling… »

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‘Distefano’: Annie Potts To Co-Star In CBS Comedy Pilot

13 February 2017 5:58 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Veteran Annie Potts has been tapped to co-star opposite Chris Distefano in Distefano, CBS’ comedy pilot from How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays & Craig Thomas and Sony TV. Inspired by the comedy of Distefano, an Italian American from Brooklyn and a new dad who married a Puerto Rican woman, Distefano centers on Izzy and Chris (Distefano), two 20-somethings raising their newborn daughter and merging their meddling families – one Puerto Rican, one Italian. Potts will… »

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‘Big Bang’ Star Johnny Galecki’s ‘Living Biblically’ Pilot Ordered at CBS

7 February 2017 3:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has added another comedy pilot to its pickups on Tuesday. “Living Biblically” has officially been ordered to production at the Eye, Variety has learned.

The half-hour multicam will center on a young man who comes to a crossroads in his life and decides to live according to the Bible — i.e. no shellfish, no cotton-poly blends (fabric mixing). Based on the bestselling book by A.J. Jacobs, “2 Broke Girls” scribe Patrick Walsh wrote the pilot and will serve as executive producer. “The Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki will also exec produce, alongside Spencer Medof and Andrew Haas.

The project is being produced by Alcide Bava Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

This is CBS’ second pilot pickup of the day. Earlier, the network ordered “Distefano” from comedian Chris Distefano and “How I Met Your Mother” creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas; the two are also behind the redeveloped “Real Life” at the network with writer »

- Oriana Schwindt

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CBS Orders Comedy Pilot From Chris Distefano, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Creators

7 February 2017 12:34 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

CBS has ordered another comedy pilot from “How I Met Your Mother” creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, TheWrap has learned. Titled “Distefano,” the half-hour multi-camera/hybrid sitcom is based on the comedy of Chris Distefano, who will co-executive produce and serve as story co-writer on the pilot. It centers on two 20-somethings who are raising their newborn daughter and merging their meddling families — one Puerto Rican, one Italian. Bays and Thomas will co-write the pilot and executive produce alongside Brian Bockrath. Pamela Fryman will executive produce and direct. The pilot hails from Sony Pictures Television and CBS Television Studios. »

- Reid Nakamura

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CBS Orders Chris Distefano Comedy Pilot From ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Creators

7 February 2017 12:15 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The last remaining broadcast script with a big production commitment has gotten a pilot green light. CBS has picked up Distefano, a comedy about an Italian-Puerto Rican family starring comedian Chris Distefano, from How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays & Craig Thomas and Sony TV. The pilot, in the multi-camera/hybrid style of How I Met Your Mother, will be directed by Himym director/executive producer Pam Fryman. This is one of three comedy pilots the veteran… »

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