A few days ago 'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff 'How I Met Your Dad' hit a bit of a snag, as 'Smash' star Krysta Rodriguez exited the pilot after its table-read, but already the gender-flipped continuation of CBS' iconic comedy has bounced back. 'The Crazy Ones' and 'Star Wars Rebels' star Tiya Sircar will step in for Rodriguez as Greta Gerwig's best friend Juliet, but will anything prove different about the new incarnation?
Just when things seemed to be going so well for the 'How I Met Your Mother' franchise, whose penultimate installment "The End of the Aisle" finally had us primed for Ted to meet his dream girl and close out the series, sequel-spinoff project 'How I Met Your Dad' has a new snag. 'Smash' star Krysta Rodriguez exited her regular role before shooting could begin, but what will 'How I Met Your Dad' do in her place?
'How I Met Your Mother' may or may not have introduced a major curveball into its narrative with this past week's episode "Vesuvius," but its sequel spinoff series 'How I Met Your Dad' is just getting warmed up. Third to join the regular cast alongside indie darling Greta Gerwig and newcomer Drew Tarver is former 'Smash' star Krysta Rodriguez, but which of the new gang's roles will she take?
'Smash' is going to be a very different show when it returns for season 2 in 2013, and now we've got a much clearer picture of how. Previously, we learned that Dev, Ellis and Julia's husband Michael would make their exit, and that several new characters have been cast recently for series regular roles. So, who's the latest to join the ensemble?