By Sandra Gonzalez
November 15, 2013 at 12:00 PM EST

The How I Met Your Mother spin-off is a-go!

EW has confirmed that CBS and 20th Century Fox TV are moving forward with the female-led How I Met Your Mother spin-off, titled How I Met Your Dad, that was first reported to be in the works late last month.

The standalone pilot, which comes from writers/exec producers Emily Spivey and HIMYM creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, will feature a brand new story and slate of characters. (There are currently no confirmed plans to introduce these in the HIMYM series finale.)

In its final season, HIMYM has performed solidly for CBS, ranking as the network’s No. 1 Monday night comedy and No. 2 comedy across all nights, second only to ratings juggernaut Big Bang Theory.