CBS doesn’t order 'How I Met Your Dad' to series — and not because of 'HIMYM' backlash

CBS doesn’t order 'How I Met Your Dad' to series — and not because of 'HIMYM' backlash

CBS executives wanted to shoot a new pilot; the 'How I Met Your Mother' guys didn't

CBS viewers will not get to find out "How I Met Your Dad" next season, as the network declined to pick up the new sitcom from the "How I Met Your Mother" creators, even though at one point it seemed one of the surest bets of any pilot at any network this spring.

And, no, it's not for the reason you may think.

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<p>Adam Goldberg, Martin Freeman and Russell Harvard in &quot;Fargo.&quot;</p>

Adam Goldberg, Martin Freeman and Russell Harvard in "Fargo."

Credit: FX

Review: 'Fargo' - 'The Six Ungraspables'

Molly breaks down the case for Bill, Gus befriends a neighbor, and Lester's situation worsens

A quick review of tonight's "Fargo" coming up just as soon as I make my best offer for irregular socks...

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<p>&quot;Marvel&#39;s Agents of SHIELD.&quot;</p>

"Marvel's Agents of SHIELD."

Credit: ABC

Season finale review: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' - 'The Beginning of the End'

Coulson and his team take it to Hydra, with some help from an old and powerful friend

A review of the "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" finale coming up just as soon as I bring the noise and the funk wherever I go...

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<p>&quot;HIEROGLYPH!&quot;</p>

"HIEROGLYPH!"

Credit: FOX

Firewall & Iceberg Show, episode 14: ABC, FOX and NBC upfronts

How excited were Dan and Alan to finally see 'Hieroglyph' footage?

It's upfront week at the Firewall & Iceberg Show, which leads to three logical segments. In the first, Dan and I discuss NBC's schedule. In the second, FOX's. In the third? ABC. What do we think of the scheduling moves? What about the new show trailers? And how many excuses will we find to say "HIEROGLYPH!"

The rundown:

NBC (0:00- 10:10)
FOX (10:10- 20:20)
ABC (20:20- 31:00)

As always, you can send us questions at firewalliceberg@hitfix.com. There's also now a YouTube channel where you can subscribe to all upcoming Firewall & Iceberg videos, at https://www.youtube.com/show/firewalliceberg.

<p>Karen Gillan and friends in &quot;Selfie.&quot;</p>

Karen Gillan and friends in "Selfie."

Credit: ABC

Upfronts 2014: ABC makes big moves on Tuesdays and Thursdays

A Shonda Rhimes triple-feature on Thursday, and 'Agents of SHIELD' to 9 on Tuesday

For the most part, the fall schedules announced by NBC and FOX at the start of upfront week were logical and conservative, leaving major changes for midseason (and in some cases not even announcing midseason plans beyond series pick-ups). As the fourth-place broadcast network — despite having some of the bigger hits on television in "Scandal," "Modern Family" and "Grey's Anatomy" — ABC can't afford to play things so safely. So with 12 new series debuting between fall and mid-season, there are a lot of changes on the schedule.

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<p>Louis C.K. and Sarah Baker in &quot;Louie.&quot;</p>

Louis C.K. and Sarah Baker in "Louie."

Credit: FX

Review: 'Louie' - 'So Did the Fat Lady/Elevator Part 1'

A waitress pursues Louie, Jane has a bad dream, and Louie helps a neighbor

A review of tonight's two "Louie" episodes coming up just as soon as we choose between Mexican/Italian or Sushi/Pizza...

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<p>Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer in &quot;24: Live Another Day.&quot;</p>

Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer in "24: Live Another Day."

Credit: FOX

Review: '24: Live Another Day' - '1:00 PM - 2:00 PM'

Jack and Chloe have a moment, Kate breaks some rules, and we get to know our villains

A review of tonight's "24: Live Another Day" coming up just as soon as I mention your rather rude habit of asking for favors at the end of a gun...

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<p>&quot;Gracepoint.&quot;</p>

"Gracepoint."

Credit: FOX

Upfronts 2014: FOX bets on year-round programming to counter 'Idol' struggles

'Gotham' is the big fall player, and live-action comedies mix with Sunday cartoons

For a decade or so, the schedules FOX announced during upfront week followed a predictable, amusing pattern: one schedule for the fall that would inevitably struggle, another schedule for mid-season built around the dominant presence of "American Idol," and then many, many changes made to that second schedule at a later date due to the struggles of the first.

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<p>Jon Hamm in &quot;Mad Men.&quot;</p>

Jon Hamm in "Mad Men."

Credit: AMC

Review: 'Mad Men' - 'The Runaways'

Don's 'niece' causes problems with Megan, Betty and Henry fight, and Ginsberg rages against the machine

A review of tonight's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as my computer's making me a homo...

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<p>Peter Dinklage in &quot;Game of Thrones.&quot;</p>

Peter Dinklage in "Game of Thrones."

Credit: HBO

Review: 'Game of Thrones' - 'The Laws of Gods and Men'

Davos goes banking, Theon has a visitor, and Tyrion's trial begins

A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" coming up just as soon as you fetch my brown pants...

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