Don’t expect to see the “How I Met Your Mother” spin-off anytime soon, if ever.
Don’t expect to see the “How I Met Your Mother” spin-off anytime soon, if ever.
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Don’t expect to see the “How I Met Your Mother” spin-off, “How I Met Your Dad,” anytime soon — if ever.

The highly anticipated follow-up to the long-running comedy series is likely dead in the water, according to an E! report.

The future was already looking bleak for HIMYD, as CBS had passed on the show’s initial pilot which starred Greta Gerwig and featured narration by Meg Ryan.

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“We love this brand and we love this show, but it didn’t work out,” CBS’ Nina Tassler revealed during the network’s Upfront press call in May.

The show was brought to other networks, including Fox, but failed to get picked up.

HIMYM co-creator Carter Bays put the virtual nail in the project’s coffin with a series of recent tweets.

While Bays doesn’t rule out working on the project in the future, for now at least, the show definitely won’t be coming to a television screen near you.