How I Met Your Mother spin-off gets a writer

How I Met Your Mother spin-off gets a 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.

Three years after 20th Century TV attempted to launch the show's spinoff with a CBS pilot, the studio is giving it another go, according to Deadline. The CBS sitcom's original creators, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are attached to executive produce the spin-off, though their involvement will be limited. But the duo's busy schedule on This Is Us, where they were elevated to executive producers/co-showrunners, did not allow them to focus on How I Met Your Father, which was to be developed internally and written on spec at the studio. The studio's President of Creative Affairs Jonathan Davis said of Bennett's on-boarding, "We're always on the lookout for fresh, new voices and Alison's work on You're the Worst has been incredible".

No network is tied to the show yet, but we can not wait to see this once it hits our screens! Fox is apparently also interested, as chairman Dana Walden said the network's consideration for the How I Met Your Mother spin-off is an idea that "been slowly cooked". "If it's the right idea the right execution, we'll take that".

"She is completely original, hilariously amusing and a big, big talent", he said. It's part of Bennett's overall deal that she signed in April. I hear it incorporates some of Bennett's personal experiences.