How I Met Your Mother Creators Land Pilot Deal With Fox

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<i>How I Met Your Mother</i> Creators Land Pilot Deal With Fox

How I Met Your Mother creators and producers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have teamed with producer Chris Harris to produce a pilot for Fox. The trio sparked a bidding war among all of the major networks for the single-camera comedy.

The Goodwin Games will follow three siblings who reunite after the death of their father. The show will be written by Bays, Thomas and Harris and will be produced by 20th Century Fox Television, the company that is also behind the trio’s HIMYM.

The deal involves a put-pilot, meaning that if Fox does not air the first episode they will receive heavy fines. Bays, Thomas and Harris put the show up for 2012 consideration, which will give them plenty of time for casting and script re-writes.