‘How I Met Your Mother’ Spinoff Switches Directors

Pam Fryman drops out of pilot, and is replaced by “HIMYM” producer Rob Greenberg

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:51 AM

The spinoff pilot for the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” has had a switch-up.

Pam Fryman, who directed the majority of “HIMYM” episodes and was slated to direct the “How I Met Your Dad” spinoff pilot, has dropped off of the project, due to a family emergency.

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Fryman will be replaced by Rob Greenberg (pictured), a producer on “Mother” who has directed a handful of episodes of the series, which will end with its March 31 series finale.

The spinoff is described as a kindred spirit of “How I Met Your Mother,” but telling the story from a female point of view, featuring a brand new story and characters, and with a new voice at its center.

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“HIMYM” creators Carters Bays and Craig Thomas are writing and executive producing the pilot, along with Emily Spivey (“Up All Night”).

The series stars “Frances Ha” actress Greta Gerwig. The cast also includes “Mixology’ actor Andrew Santino, “Masters of Sex” actor Nick D’Agosto, Krysta Rodriguez and Drew Tarver.

The pilot is being produced by 20th Century Fox Television.


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