One of primetime’s most popular comedies is coming to an end this spring, but with one door closing, it may be time for another to open! There’s reportedly been talk about a How I Met Your Mother spinoff series to air once Season 9 wraps in 2014.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the new show would contain any of the beloved characters from CBS’ original comedy (Jason Segel, Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan and Cobie Smulders). However, the concept will be the same, and the gang’s hangout, MacLaren’s Pub, will be what links both shows.
The spinoff is reportedly being referred to as How I Met Your Father, and will supposedly introduce a brand new cast who will be introduced at MacLaren’s in the HIMYM finale. This time, though, the plot will focus on a female member of the group’s quest to find her husband.
How I Met Your Mother is currently CBS’ second-highest rated show, falling just behind The Big Bang Theory.