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‘How I Met Your Mother’ Season 8 Dangles A New Role for Thomas Lennon

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We hope ‘How I Met Your Mother‘ fans like aviators and hot-pants, because that’s what they’re getting!  While CBS still scrambles to work out a deal for a potential ninth season of its comedy ‘Mother’-lode, and rumors of cast departure swirl, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ season 8 will address at least one Dangle-ing thread from its season 7 finale in the casting of former ‘Reno 911!’ star Thomas Lennon.  But what arresting role will Lennon play in the potentially final season?

Entertainment Weekly has revealed that former ‘Reno 911!’ star Thomas Lennon has landed a role in ‘How I Met Your Mother’ season 8 for an undisclosed number of episodes.  The former Lt. Jim Dangle will portray Klaus, the man whom Victoria (Ashley Williams) left at the altar in order to drive off into the sunset with Ted.

Where initially Ted chose to run away with Victoria in the finale, his conscience got the better of him as he decided to return her to the church, remembering how he’d been left at the altar before.  Once there however, his positive memories of Victoria flourished, and he decided to drive straight past the church into the sunset! As we’ve learned, that decision doesn’t get very far either, once Ted realizes that she didn’t even leave a note for her husband-to-be, Klaus, and turns the car around.

Though Lennon is new to ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ his isn’t the only familiar face ‘How I Met Your Mother’ fans will recognize this season, as former guest star Joe Manganiello (‘True Blood‘) will reprise his role as Brad, ‘Battlestar Galactica’ alum Michael Trucco will make another appearance as an object of Robin’s affections, while Ashley Williams will continue her role as Ted’s former love-interest Victoria into the premiere and beyond.

Lennon, most recently seen as Bruce Wayne’s acerbic doctor in ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ will appear beginning with the show’s September 24 premiere.

What say you?  Do you think Lennon will bring the funny to ‘How I Met Your Mother’ season 8?  How will Ted’s excursion with Victoria play out?  Tell us what you’re most excited to see of the new season in the comments below!

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