‘How I Met Your Mother’ season 9 spoilers: John Lithgow return official

It's happening -Apparently, it is possible to will something TV-related into actually happening … or at least we are going to claim that this is the explanation for the following headline. (Who cares about logic?) CBS announced on Monday at their Television Critics Association panel that John Lithgow will be back for at least one episode of “How I Met Your Mother” season 9 as Barney’s father Jerry Whitaker.

This is the first time since season 7 that Lithgow will be making an appearance; his only two previous visits came during that spring, when Barney finally learned the identity of his father for the first time, only to realize that he was much more of a stick-in-the-mud than he ever imagined him to be. This was hard for him at first, but he has since tried his best to ensure that the man is actually really cool in his own way. It was actually meeting this man that brought him to a place where he probably realized that it is okay to grow up, and eventually have a wife and not be the man with the wacky playbook his whole life.

Now that John is on board, the question now is whether this will in turn to even more guest announcements down the road. Some of the other prominent guest stars so far include Sherri Shepherd, Ellie Kemper, and Wayne Brady returning as Barney’s brother. The next guest stars we’re willing to return are Lucy Hale and Ashley Benson, but both of them may also have a harder time thanks to their “Pretty Little Liars” schedules.

Just how excited are you to be seeing John Lithgow as a part of the “How I Met Your Mother” cast again, regardless of however long that it lasts? If you want to check out some other news pertaining to the show, you can do so here.

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