'How I Met Your Dad': Meet the characters of the 'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff
What they won't see, though, is simply a gender-reversed copy of the original show. A casting breakdown of the lead characters on "How I Met Your Dad" shows a few key differences -- the most notable of which is that main character, i.e. the female Ted, begins the show as a married woman. Per TVLine, which first published the character sketches, here's who we'll meet if the spinoff from "HIMYM" creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas and "Up All Night's" Emily Spivey goes to series.
Sally: In her 20s but still not very grown-up and a little bit aimless, Sally has been married for a year to Gavin and is realizing they're not meant for each other.
Danny: Sally's older brother and opposite personality, he's a driven lawyer who's less than pleased when Sally moves in after splitting with Gavin. Danny is married to ...
Todd: One of Sally's best friends from college, who's significantly more welcoming to having Sally as a roommate. Danny and Todd fill the Lily-and-Marshall/committed couple portion of the group.
Juliet: Sally's "party-girl" best friend and the Barney of the group. She runs a fashion blog and has been telling Sally for some time that Gavin isn't the right guy for her.
Frank: A "hot nerd" who heads up IT for Juliet's site and has an unrequited (for the moment) crush on Sally. If Sally is the female Ted, Frank would be the male Robin (albeit with what sounds like a rather different personality).
Narrator: Future Sally.
Questions still to be answered: Will the "How I Met Your Dad" gang hang out at the East Side MacLaren's featured in Monday's "HIMYM"? Will the creators get Bob Saget's "Full House" co-star Lori Loughlin to be the narrator? And who do you see playing these characters?