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Exclusive How I Met Your Mother Video: Joe Manganiello Chows Down, Screws Up

Life sure has taken an unexpected turn for Joe Manganiello.

On Monday’s How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8/7c), Marshall sets up his struggling law-school classmate Brad (Manganiello) with a job interview. But as you can see in the following exclusive video, there’s only so much he can do to help — even though his buddy is played by the True Blood hottie. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

How I Met Your Mother Hot Shots: Joe Manganiello Is Back and He's (Gulp!) Chunky

How I Met Your Mother welcomes back an old friend when True Blood star Joe Manganiello returns as Brad in the Nov. 19 episode (CBS, 8/7c). But the following sneak peek suggests that Marshall’s law-school pal, who’s packed on some pounds and gone scraggly, has not been doing so well. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS