'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff will be completely separate from 'HIMYM,' creators say

Since CBS and 20th Century Fox TV announced a pilot order for a spinoff of "How I Met Your Mother," some conflicting reports on just what form it will take have been floating around.Just how the show, currently titled "How I Met Your Dad," comes together remains to be seen. "HIMYM" creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas can, however, say for sure what it won't be: a retelling of the "How I Met Your Mother" story from the Mother's (Cristin Milioti) point of view."It's not going to be introduced on 'How I Met Your Mother,'" Thomas says. "'How I Met Your Mother' will have its own concise, neat ending, and this will be a whole new show with all new characters. It's not the Cristin Milioti show, it doesn't back up and tell her story -- it's brand new."In that sense, it's probably better to think about "How I Met Your Dad" as something akin...



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