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'How I Met Your Dad' may get redeveloped without Greta Gerwig
When is a pilot dead but not dead?
When it's "How I Met Your Dad."
According to TVLine.com, the "How I Met Your Mother" spinoff is officially dead in the incarnation that CBS rejected this May and that was subsequently shopped to other homes. That version featured Greta Gerwig in the lead role and was actually reported as picked up by many outlets (not us) before CBS ended up passing. All contracts for this "HIMYD" cast expired in June.
However, the TVLine source says that Carter Bays and Craig Thomas still have "HIMYD" in development at 20th Century Fox TV and it could be re-piloted by next spring.
Expect questions about this when CBS faces the TCA next week.