SNL’s loss is How I Met Your Mother’s gain.
EW has learned exclusively that exiting SNL cast member Abby Elliott has scored a multi-episode arc on the upcoming season of HIMYM, which kicks off Sept. 24.
“We’re thrilled to have the hilarious Abby Elliot joining us in an arc as Janeane, the craziest girl the HIMYM gang has ever encountered. And the strange, inexplicable phenomenon is: the crazier Janeane gets, the more attractive one of the gang finds her,” executive producer Craig Thomas tell us. “It doesn’t end well.”
Elliott is best known for her work on the long-running sketch show, where her impressions of Anna Faris and Angelina Jolie left a mark on audiences. Earlier this month, she announced that she was among the many familiar faces who would not appear in the new season of SNL. She had been there for four seasons.
Abby Elliott’s father, Chris Elliott, also recurs on HIMYM, playing Lily’s (Alyson Hannigan) father, Mickey Aldrin. Abby Elliott’s first episode will air sometime in the new year.
In case you missed it: Check out the first photo from the new season!