Alicia Silvestone Joins "How I Met Your Mother"
Actress Alicia Silverstone has joined the cast of CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" as a romantic interest for Ted Mosby. The comedy which has yet to be renewed for a 4th season returns March 17 with a St.Patrick's Day-themed episode.
In the episode, Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) persuades his best buddy Ted (Josh Radnor) to commit a crime in order to seduce a sexy girl called Ashlee. Little does Ted know his dream lady is married.
As for Silverstone's character, TV Guide speculates she may end up playing "The Mother" who has already appeared hidden behind an umbrella in the closing moments of this season's opener.
"How I Met Your Mother" is considered to be "on the bubble" and the 9 post-strike episodes which CBS will air in the new time slot (Mondays at 8:30/7:30c, following "The Big Bang Theory") may be the show's last.