HIMYM Taps Van Der Beek, Priestley and More for Robin Sparkles' Return! Plus: A First Look!

himym_beek300No less than a Canadian invasion will mark Robin Sparkles’ return in the Feb. 4  How I Met Your Mother.

Repeat guest stars James Van Der Beek (technically, not a Canadian, but that’s okay, eh?) and Alan Thicke will lead the Great White Northern charge in the episode.

Additionally, Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills, 90210), Paul Shaffer (Late Show with David Letterman), Alex Trebek (Jeopardy!) and a cadre of other Canadian guest stars will appear in the outing.

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The latest chapter in the pop singer’s saga will show off “a little bit of a darker, edgier Robin Sparkles,” according to executive producer Carter Bays, as viewers learn “what dominoes had to fall to get her from there” to who she is today.

To help tell that story, the CBS sitcom has enlisted “a crazy lineup of people,” which includes musician k.d. lang and several Canadian athletes.

Thicke previously played Robin’s dad in the “Sandcastles in the Sand” music video, while Van Der Beek was her ex-boyfriend, Simon.

Press PLAY to watch CBS announce the big casting news and then scroll down for a first look at the latest incarnation of Robin Sparkles.

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