How I Met Your Mother Creators Sell a New Show to Fox

"The Best Man" -- Punchy (Chris Romanski) tries to save Ted (Josh Radnor) from making a classic Mosby wedding toast, on the seventh season premiere of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Monday, Sept. 19 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. Photo: CLIFF LIPSON/©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The creators of How I Met Your Mother are getting ready to explore what happens after you lose your father. The duo, along with HIMYM exec producer Chris Harris, have set up the single-camera half-hour comedy The Goodwin Games at Fox as a possible fall 2012 series. It'll take a look at three siblings who reunite with one another following the passing of their dad. Several networks were interested in the concept but Fox stepped up by agreeing to make a pilot (rather than just buying a script). Bays and Thomas aren't leaving HIMYM anytime soon, however: The show has at least two more seasons on CBS, and the duo are expected to stay actively involved with the series till its end.