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foldsbaldwin asked: Re: 'HIMYM's ratings are pretty good so unless they completely botch the series finale and get a lot of negative press, I can't see it being a flop. I think the brand recognition will be strong enough for CBS to carry over a large percent of the audience.--- Pretty sure NBC had the same logic when they launched Joey from Friends and we know that worked great even with a familiar face attached to star.
'Joey' was far from a good show, but it lasted for 2 seasons. It definitely wasn't a hit (especially compared to 'Friends'), but it wasn't a “total flop” either.
'HIMYD' is a completely different circumstance because the cast and story will be new, which I think is better for a spin off. There will be less direct comparison to 'HIMYM,' which gives it more of a chance. If the show were a Barney spinoff let's say (like 'Joey'), you'd have the problem of it just reminding the audience of the former show and what this one is lacking (hello, 'Better Call Saul'). That, of course, could happen with 'HIMYD' based on the title and construct, but it's less arguably problematic.
If you read the script, you’ll realize it’s incredibly similar to HIMYM. All the characters fit into the archetypes of the HIMYM characters. I think people will do nothing but compare the two shows.
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