Jennifer Morrison (“House”) has joined the cast of How I Met Your Mother, Deadline confirms. The actress will play a new love interest for lead star Josh Radnor. She’ll appear in at least 5 episodes and up to as many as 10-13.
Michael Ausiello of EW was the first to report the news, and revealed that the actress was among three considered for the role, including Minka Kelly and Jacinda Barrett:
I don’t know if she’s the mother we’ve been waiting to meet. However, I do know that the character—a quick-witted, rabble-rousing activist who initially clashes with Ted over the planned demolition of a historic New York hotel—will appear in as many as 13 episodes this season.