'How I Met Your Mother' brings Casey Wilson on board for season finale

Casey Wilson

In some pretty big news for HIMYM fans, a studio rep has confirmed that Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) has been added to the cast for the season finale. Appearing alongside Wilson will also be Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele). The addition of a female to a major season finale of course prompts the inevitable question: will Wilson be the “mother”?

For the time being, Wilson and Key have been signed on to play dinner partners at the same restaurant as bride-and-groom to be Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders), but there is always room for them to play a larger role in the next season.

Both Wilson and Key have a background in comedy which should serve them well on HIMYM. Wilson was a cast member on Saturday Night Live for two seasons, and Key was a cast member on MADtv for six seasons. In addition to his Comedy Central series Key and Peele, Key was recently cast in Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair’s USA Pilot. Wilson Wilson currently stars as Penny Hartz in the ABC ensemble comedy series Happy Endings, which will return to television on Friday, March 29th.

Do you think that Casey Wilson could be the long awaited “mother”, or is this just another bait-and-switch?

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Written by: harrisr
Mar 27th, 2013, 4:09 am


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Message Posted On Mar 31st, 2013, 5:54 am

Sorry folks, but Ted has already had his LAST girlfriend before meating his wife in an earlier episode this season. The Crassssyyyy Cop, the one that burnt down his appartment. That only leave 2 possibilitys for Casey to play, either she will be the future wife or she won't. I'm hoping that she won't and that we will only meat the wife in the shows final episode BUT... they don't acctualy show us her face, leaving it a mystery for fans to discuss as we have already seen her 2 times in the show. Once Ted met her at a party and the other time he bumped into her on the street, but even then we never saw her face and I think they should keep it that way.


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Message Posted On Mar 27th, 2013, 7:00 am

I don't think she'll be the mother. I think they will leave that till either the last episode or the penultimate episode in the final season, next year. She might play Ted's last attempt before meeting the mother though. I like both Wilson and Key, should be interesting. I hope they end on a high, I can't remember the last time I really enjoyed an episode of HIMYM, probably Season 6 when Barney was moving his mother out of her house and his brother (Wayne Brady) found his dad.


Message Posted On Mar 27th, 2013, 5:21 am
well if you look at the daughter (lyndsey fonseca), they look quite similar, so wouldn't be too big a stretch of the imagination. casey is awesome in Happy Endings anyway, so she should be a sweet addition to the cast regardless... And as for Keegan-Michael Key, caught him in Gary Unmarried - dude is just super hilarious... great addition
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