According to TVGuide.com, John Lithgow is in talks to star as Barney's father in CBS' HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER.
John Lithgow's extensive Broadway credits include, among others, "The Changing Room" (Tony Award - Featured Actor), "Requiem for a Heavyweight" (Tony Award nomination -Actor in a Play), "Division Street," "Beyond Therapy" and "M. Butterfly" (Tony Award nomination - Actor in a Play), and the musicals "Sweet Smell of Success" (Tony Award - Best Actor in a Musical) and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" (Tony Award nomination - Best Actor in a Musical). He has appeared in over 30 films including "The World According to Garp" and "Terms of Endearment" (Oscar nominations for both), "All That Jazz," "Blow Out," "Twilight Zone: The Movie," "Ricochet" and "Cliffhanger." Lithgow received three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for his work on the hit NBC comedy series "3rd Rock from the Sun." This year he won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Emmy for his work on Showtime's "Dexter." He is the author of eight New York Times best-selling children's picture books.
How I Met Your Mother is an American situation comedy that premiered on CBS on September 19, 2005. The show was created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays.
As a framing device, the main character, Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor), with narration by Bob Saget, in the year 2030 recounts to his son and daughter the events that led to him meeting their mother, which explains the title and allows for a narration in the past tense. How I Met Your Mother's other main characters are Lily Aldrin (Alyson Hannigan), Marshall Eriksen (Jason Segel), Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders) and Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris).
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