CBS not pursuing How I Met Your Dad
Producers decline to rework the show at the network's request, so CBS backs out of comedy spin-off.
CBS exec Nina Tassler has told reporters that “things on the pilot didn’t work out” and the producers can now shop it elsewhere.
EW reports the hope was to retool the comedy pilot but the producers weren’t interested.
“We have an extraordinary track record of retooling shows,” said Tassler, referencing The Big Bang Theory, Numb3rs and The McCarthys.
“We tried to reach out and engage them about redoing the pilot, but that it’s just not happening. You run into these kinds of issues. You hope they can resolve themselves. They haven’t.
“I’m heartsick,” Tassler continued. “It wasn’t what they wanted to do.”