Fall TV Preview

Saturday Night Live Alum Abby Elliott Hits the How I Met Your Mother Lode

Saturday Night Live’s Abby Elliott is ready for primetime.

The actress, who in August announced she was leaving NBC’s sketch comedy institution, has nabbed an arc on CBS’ How I Met Your Mother, EW.com reports.

Elliott will play a nutball named Janeane whose insanity proves irresistible for one member of the HIMYM crew. As you might’ve guessed, things wind up going badly.

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If there are more guest spots in Elliott’s future, may we suggest her playing a quirky relative of New Girl’s Jess, the same way Zooey Deschanel did with sister Emily on Bones? It’d be a real shame to waste all that whole Quirky Girl With Zooey Deschanel thing she nailed on SNL.

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HIMYM returns to CBS Monday, Sept. 24 at 8/7c.