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Happy Endings is spinning a tale that could result in Dave and Penny being linked for life — as siblings!
Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that ABC’s sophomore comedy has tapped acting vet Michael McKean to play Dave’s dad.
And now for the ingenious twist: The Rose family patriarch will be accompanied by the new woman in his life… Penny’s mother, played by the returning Megan Mullally!
TVLine’s Readers Give Thanks for Happy Endings, Community Spirit and More
That is a pretty ingenious twist, yes? And the fact that the plot gives us the first-ever onscreen pairing »
- Michael Ausiello
How I Met Your Mother viewers enjoyed a guest appearance last season from Kids in the Hall actor Dave Foley when he portrayed a potential new employer for Marshall. The Foley character was so well received that that Vulture reports plans were in motion to ask the comedian to return in the recurring role. The good news for Foley was a sitcom pilot was picked up by CBS with him in the lead. The show, called How to Be a Gentleman, was bad news for Himym. Who did they go to next? Another Canadian comedian! Martin Short is on his way to season 7. Short is on a roll. He is also en route to season 7 of Showtime’s Weeds. (Get more Weeds news here, by the by.)
At any rate, the role for Short on Himym puts him into multiple episodes as Marshall’s new boss. Vulture reported, “It’s »
- Sasha Nova
2 items from 2011
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