Andrew Santino & Nick D’Agosto Board CBS’ ‘HIMYM’ Spin-Off

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CBS’ comedy pilot How I Met Your Dad has added two actors to its cast.

Andrew Santino (Mixology) and Nick D’Agosto (Masters of Sex) have both landed roles on the How I Met Your Mother spin-off. Santino has been cast as Danny, Sally’s older brother; and D’Agosto will play Frank, the head of IT for Julia’s (Krysta Rodriguez) fashion blog. Santino is a series regular, while D’Agosto is guest starring in the pilot, with the role in second position to Mixology.

Rather than a straight spin-off of How I Met Your Mother, How I Met Your Dad “shares the same creative DNA” as the original series and tells the story from a female point of view. The comedy will follow Sally (Greta Gerwig), who, though considering breaking up with her Husband, finds support in her close-knit group of friends. The comedy is being produced by 20th Century Fox Television, with Pam Fryman, Emily Spivey, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas serving as executive producers.