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Why "How I Met Your Dad" Won't Be On CBS This Fall Published: May 14, 2014

If there’s another chapter in the "How I Met Your [insert family member here]" story, it won’t unfold at CBS. The network’s president of entertainment, Nina Tassler, told reporters Wednesday that the network had not picked up "How I Met Your Dad," starring indie darling Greta Gerwig, BuzzFeed reports.

“There were elements of the pilot that didn’t work out,” Tassler said of the "How I Met Your Mother" spin-off — which was once presumed a lock for the network’s fall schedule. “We tried to reach out and engage them in terms of them redoing the pilot. That’s not happening right now… I’m heartsick.”

“We have an extraordinary track record of retooling shows,” Tassler added, citing "The Big Bang Theory," which originally featured two female leads. “You run into these kinds of issues. You hope they can resolve themselves. They haven’t.”

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