One day after a big casting change, How I Met Your Dad has already found a new best friend.
Tiya Sircar has been cast as Juliet in CBS’ How I Met Your Mother spin-off’s pilot, TVLine has learned.
Sircar’s part, the sexy and flamboyant bestie of Sally (played by Greta Gerwig), also is the role from which Smash alum Krysta Rodriguez was let go after the table read.
Sircar’s credits include an upcoming arc on The Crazy Ones — in which she plays Sarah Michelle Gellar’s character’s assistant — and stints on The Witches of East End, The Vampire Diaries, NCIS and The Suite Life on Deck.
She joins a cast that includes Anders Holm (The Mindy Project, Workaholics), Nick D’Agosto (Masters of Sex), Andrew Santino (Mixology) and Drew Tarver (Upright Citizens Brigade).
HIMYD is described as a “kindred spirit” of HIMYM — only this time telling the story of a relationship from the point of view of Sally, a “female Peter Pan” who is thinking of calling it quits with her hubby of a year, Gavin (played by Holm).Follow @kimroots