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OTRC: CBS passes on 'How I Met Your Dad,' reports say - now what?

Greta Gerwig appears at Vanity Fair's Oscars 2014 after party in Los Angeles on March 2, 2014. / Andrew Santino appears at ABC's Winter 2014 TCA Press Tour in Los Angeles on Jan. 17, 2014. / They filmed a 'How I Met Your Dad' for CBS, although the network reportedly passed on the project. (Tony DiMaio / Sara De Boer / Startraksphoto.com)

Kids, unfortunately, you may never get to find out how I met your dad.

CBS appears to have passed on the anticipated spinoff of "How I Met Your Mother," its hit sitcom that ended in March after nine seasons. It was revealed earlier this year that CBS was developing a "How I Met Your Dad" pilot that starred Greta Gerwig of "Frances Ha" and comedian Andrew Santino of ABC's recently-canceled comedy "Mixology" (pictured above). In April, reports said Meg Ryan would narrate the new project.

But on Wednesday, May 14, CBS Entertainment Chairperson had discouraging news about "How I Met Your Dad" at the network's 2014 pre-Upfront presentation.

"There were elements on the pilot that didn't work out," she said, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "We tried to work out about redoing the pilot. That's not happening right now. Sometimes you run into these kind of issues and you hope they can resolve themselves in that time frame."

"I'm heartsick," she added. "We loved this brand and we love the producers but it didn't work out."

However, there is hope, kids!

CBS has until midnight to decide if it will pick up "How I Met Your Dad," according to E! News and Deadline. If the network rejects the project, it could end up being picked up by other networks. According to E! News, production company 20th Century Fox Television has had preliminary talks about moving the show to another channel.

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