EXCLUSIVE: In their first TV writing effort as a duo since creating CBS’ long-running comedy series How I Met Your Mother, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are returning to the eye network with another comedy project set in the Big Apple, New York Mythological. The single-camera half-hour, which Bays and Thomas will write and executive produce, hails from Sony TV, where the duo inked a rich overall deal in June. It centers on a Midwestern girl who moves to Manhattan and experiences firsthand the magic of New York.
Bays and Thomas will executive produce through their company Bays Thomas Prods. The duo’s development executive, Brian Bockrath, also will executive produce.
Under their Sony TV pact, New York-based Bays and Thomas also executive produce another single-camera comedy project at CBS, My Time/Your Time, written/executive produced by Hilary Winston. How I Met Your Mother, which introduced the hybrid multi-camera format, was the first series Bays and Thomas created. After a quiet start, the show became one of the most successful comedy series of the past decade. Bays and Thomas, who also co-created/exec produced with Emily Spivey the proposed HIMYM spinoff How I Met Your Dad that went to pilot at CBS, are repped by UTA and attorney Jared Levine.