Greta Gerwig to Anchor How I Met Your Dad

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Meet the new Ted.

CBS has announced that Greta Gerwig will anchor How I Met Your Dad, the planned How I Met Your Mother spinoff that will follow the same concept as this long-running sitcom… just with gender roles switched around.

Gerwig - a writer/actress who received a Golden Globe nomination for Frances Ha - will portray Sally.

The main character is described as a direction-less young woman who has never really grown up and who has realized she has little in common with her husband of one year.

A divorce is on tap, which leads Sally to confiding in her close circle of friends.

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If picked up, How I Met Your Dad will film in New York and be produced by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.

Where does your excitement for this spinoff rank compared to your excitement over Arrow, NCIS and other planned spinoffs? Sound off now!

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