This is absolutely wonderful.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016
Well, we finally have insight on why the network decided to not pick up HIMYD, and it's not because they thought it would be a flop!
Nina Tassler at CBS explained their reason for not picking up the spinoff, she said:
"There were elements of the pilot that didn't work out, [but the brass at the network] love this show and we love these producers.
I'm heartsick. We love this brand and we love this show, but it didn't work out."
Nina also revealed the network reached out to HIMYM creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas to redo the pilot to their liking, but the producers wouldn't budge.
As per a source close to the negotiation process, the studio and producers didn't agree to reshoot the pilot without CBS picking up the series.
Which totally makes sense. You wouldn't want all your efforts to go to waste because there is a chance it won't pick it up!
CBS still has until midnight tonight to pick up the series, if they changed their mind, or else other networks like 20th Century Fox will scoop up that gem!
Good luck on finding your new home, HIMYD!