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CBS OFFICIALLY orders HIMYM Spin OFF spoilers ahead maybe

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by type_g, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. type_g

    type_g Member

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOO Spoilers ahead i guess......

    It has happened CBS has Officially ordered spin off to How I Met Your Mother and most of you already guessed as to what it will be and you are RIGHT . HOW I MET YOUR DAD
     
  2. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    From the description I read, I wouldn't call it a spin off per se (at least in how I think of a spin off...one of the characters gets a show). All new cast, and it will be from the mother's POV this time around. I don't know if I'm up for another 9 years of waiting around for the spouses to meet :)
     
  3. TonyD79

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    Spinoffs vary. A lot of shows were started or tried to start by just introducing characters into a single episode as a pilot. Can't think of any successful ones that started that way, though.
     
  4. type_g

    type_g Member

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    Exactly, probably only character that stays would be the mother obviously but like you said i don't want to see another 8 years haha. And I am sure the writers will try to be cute and show tie ins from the father side where paths crossed throughout the series which might get annoying.

    But either way i am sure i will get suckered into watching it haha
     
  5. TonyD79

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    Oh. It has to be watched. To see if it is good or a train wreck.
     
  6. Test

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    I read that this is being rushed to get everything together for the series finale of HIMYM. Because, it's supposed to take place in the same world and we need to be introduced to the new cast in a familiar setting. Seems like they just want to continue HIMYM, but with different actors.

    I think you're talking about backdoor pilots. Where an episode of your favorite show is hijacked by a bunch of new people in a new setting and the hijinx are thinly connected to the original show, either by a character or storyline. A successful one would be Facts of Life which snuck into an episode of Diff'rent Strokes. An unsuccessful one would be Who's the Boss? and Living Dolls...well it made it to series, but didn't survive long at all. Not sure if that counts.

    Spinoff would be Cheers & Frasier or Friends & Joey.
     
  7. TonyD79

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    Never heard that term. The shows you sited were called spinoffs in the general media. I would assume you are using an inside term that is a subset of spinoffs.

    We are general public, so we use general public terms.
     
  8. Steveknj

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    The classic one of these was Mork & Mindy, where the Mork character was introduced on Happy Days.
     
  9. Test

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    You're right, I guess any show that has any small connection to another show really is just a spinoff.
     
  10. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    According to the Sepinwall post from that previous thread, it's not going to be about how Ted Moseby's future wife met Ted. It's going to be about a completely different woman and a completely different set of characters. No connection to HIMYM other than maybe some similar settings and obviously some similar storylines.
     
  11. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Backdoor pilot is a pretty common term. Shows like CSI: Miami, CSI: NY and NCIS: LA were all launched with backdoor pilots. If you watched The Office, they made a backdoor pilot for "The Farm" that was to star Dwight and Mose taking care of the beet farm. NBC ultimately chose not to order that to series, but they still showed a good chunk of the backdoor pilot in one of the final episodes of the series.
     
  12. LoadStar

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    "Backdoor pilots" is a fairly commonly known term, and the correct terminology for a pilot episode of a spinoff series that is actually aired as an episode of the "parent" series.

    A recent example of a backdoor pilot was "The Finder," whose main characters and setting were introduced in an episode of "Bones."
     
  13. TonyD79

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    I know how ill people feel about Wikipedia but they have the Variety definition which says a backdoor pilot is either a standalone movie (the Fox Doctor who would be one) or a spinoff from a series with a different cast. I shortened the whole thing. I trust Variety.

    Still not a common term for the layman. Sounds pretty common for the industry.
     
  14. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Yes, I was going to mention The Finder as a recent example, but I figured that since The Finder basically crashed and burned, most people wouldn't recognize it.
     
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    Further back didn't NCIS get started with a 2-parter JAG episode (backdoor pilot) where they introduced the NCIS crew?
     
  16. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I believe that is correct.
     
  17. scooterboy

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    Or Laverne and Shirley, who were introduced on Happy Days.

    Or Happy Days, introduced on Love American Style. :)
     
  18. mattack

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    AFAIK, that was NOT a backdoor pilot. It was just an incredibly *weird* episode of Happy Days, that, because of its popularity, was turned into a spinoff.
     
  19. Amnesia

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    That seems like a pretty successful example...
     

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