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‘How I Met Your Mother’ Creators to Develop CBS Comedy With Production Commitment

Carter Bays and Craig Thomas will executive produce and write series that follows merging of two families

“How I Met Your Mother” creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have landed a production commitment for a new family comedy they are developing with CBS, TheWrap has learned.

The untitled multi-camera series will follow Izzy and Chris, two twentysomethings raising their newborn daughter and merging their loud families — one Puerto Rican, one Italian. The show is inspired by the comedy of Chris Distefano, who will serve as an executive producer and co-writer.

Bays and Thomas will executive produce and write for the series, with Brian Bockrath also serving as an executive producer. Sony Television will produce, as Bays and Thomas currently have an overall deal with the studio through their Bays Thomas Productions banner, with Bockrath serving as their development executive.

“How I Met Your Mother” aired from 2005 to 2014 on CBS. The show — which starred Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel and Neil Patrick Harris — proved to be a major ratings success, averaging 10.5 million viewers per episode during its final season.

It also won nine Emmy awards during its run.