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Greta Gerwig Knows The Real Reason Why The "HIMYM" Spinoff Flopped

Ouch.

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Remember the iconic-yet-sometimes-annoying masterpiece that was How I Met Your Mother? It ran for nine seasons from 2005–2014 on CBS.

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And due to the success of the show, CBS thought it would be a great idea to continue the show's legacy with a spinoff series called How I Met Your Dad, starring Greta Gerwig.

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If this is coming as a shock to you, it's probably because the series didn't make it past the pilot episode in 2014. And during a recent interview with Stephen Colbert on the Late Show, Greta revealed why the show didn't work.

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"There was a show called How I Met Your Mother. It was a great show. I loved it. Everyone loves it," said Greta, who wrote and directed the new coming-of-age film Lady Bird.

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"They were going to make another one called How I Met Your Dad, starring me."

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"We shot the pilot and it was so much fun! I loved working on it. And then they take the pilot to Las Vegas to test it (with a focus group)."

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"The audience, they're given knobs. They turn the knob to the right if they like it and to the left if they don't."

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"And apparently, they turned the knob to the left every time I came on.

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And even though that was pretty sad to hear, the 34-year-old California native has since learned to laugh about it.

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Same, Stephen...same.

For more of Greta Gerwig's Late Show interview, watch below:

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And don't give up on the idea of an HIMYM spinoff just yet. There's actually one in the works with all new writers.

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