How I Met Your Mother spin-off back on!

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"Last Forever Parts One and Two" —Ted finally finishes telling his kids the story of how he met their mother, on the special one-hour series finale of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Monday, March 31 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Josh Radnor as Ted, Cristin Milioti as Tracy. Photo: Ron P. Jaffe/Fox © 2014 Fox Television. All rights reserved

For the second time in recent years, 20th Century Fox is developing a spin-off of the now defunct “How I Met Your Mother”.

Like the previous attempt, an abandoned idea titled “How I Met Your Dad” (and starring Greta Gerwig), the new show will again focus on a young woman retelling the tale of how she met the father of her children. To separate the show from the previous attempt, this one’s going by the name of “How I Met Your Father”.

Besides the structure, there’s not due to be any link between the new show and it’s predecessor, “How I Met Your Mother”. As such, CBS – who aired “Mother” – doesn’t necessarily get first dibs on the new show; it could go anywhere.

Deadline says ”This Is Us” co-executive producers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger are writing the project, which retains a lot of the creative staff from “How I Met Your Mother”.

Early days yet.