With the controversial series finale of long-running sitcom 'How I Met Your Mother' now behind us, it's time to look forward to the upcoming premiere of CBS' spin-off 'How I Met Your Dad.'
We've known for awhile now that indie cinema darling Greta Gerwig is signed on to lead the cast as the young version of Sally, 'HIMYD's counterpart to Ted. Today, news has leaked about just who will provide the voice of Sally's future self, in the same way that Bob Saget served as the future voice of Ted and off-screen narrator of the titular story.
Hollywood A-lister and romantic comedy legend Meg Ryan ('When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' etc.) will supply the voice for Sally's future incarnation, which in itself is kind of a stealth joke when you consider that Ryan's most famous film character is named Sally.
Despite the almost constant buzz around it, the 'How I Met Your Dad' pilot has still yet to be picked up to series, although it's doubtful that the network would bring in a big name like Ryan just to do voice overs for a pilot. The smart money is firmly on 'HIMYD' getting a full first season pick-up during the Eye's upfront presentation on Wednesday, May 14.
With '2 Broke Girls' dipping since 'HIMYM's finale, it would make perfect sense if they end up slotting 'HIMYD's in its progenitor's Mondays at 8 p.m. slot. Although that could also easily backfire, as a large portion of the franchise's fanbase felt slighted by the way 'HIMYM' ended. Either way, it would be incredibly surprising if CBS doesn't produce at least 22 episodes of 'How I Met Your Dad.'