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'How I Met Your Dad' ordered to series by CBS

'How I Met Your Dad' ordered to series by CBS © AP / Greta Gerwig 'How I Met Your Dad' ordered to series by CBS

By Tony Maglio

CBS ordered "How I Met Your Dad" to series on Thursday.

"The How I Met Your Mother" spinoff will feature the voice of Meg Ryan in the narrator role, with Greta Gerwig as the lead character. Gerwig will pen the series with Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Emily Spivey.

"How I Met Your Dad" comes from 20th Century Fox Television.

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This version will follow Sally (Gerwig) on the journey of how she met her husband. The series picks up with the heroine living in New York with her friends and getting divorced from her first husband, with no idea what to do with her life.

Additional casting includes Drew Tarver as Todd, Nicholas D'Fgosto as Frank, Anders Holm in the role of Gavin, Andrew Santino as Danny and Tiya Sircar in the Juliet role.

This order is the first major move of the upfronts season for CBS.

The popular "HIMYM" concluded in March. The controversial finale scored a series high in ratings, with a 5.3 in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic.

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