As How I Met Your Mother begins to wrap up its 9 season run later this spring, CBS is already moving forward on a spin-off, How I Met Your Dad. After two weeks of negotiations, CBS has closed a deal with 20th Century Fox for the pilot, which will be ready for the 2014 fall season.

Original executive producers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are behind this new incarnation, which will be told from a female's point of view. The show will create a new story and new characters, who also hang out at the original show's favorite spot MacLaren's Pub. This, and other locations, will be used to tie the two sitcoms together.

At this time, it is unclear if the new characters will be introduced during the How I Met Your Mother Season 9 season finale. This was originally the plan.