Despite this week’s heartbreaking romantic development for Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) on “How I Met Your Mother,” it seems like Mr. Legendary will rebound pretty quickly, and one of his conquests is going to be played by Becki Newton from the dear, departed “Ugly Betty.”
According to Mike Ausiello at TVLine, Newton will be playing a woman named Quinn and will first appear in January. Her character, set to recur throughout the rest of the season, will potentially be a love interest for Barney. Of course, we’re sure will mean that Robin (Cobie Smulders) will be looking wistfully at her the moment she dumps — or, more likely, gets dumped — by the way-too-nice-for-her Kevin (Kal Penn).
As much as we like to see Newton, who played the wicked Mode receptionist Amanda on “Betty,” back on TV — along with the rest of America, we didn’t see “Love Bites” — guest stars haven’t fared well in “HIMYM’s” world of intra-group romance. If it feels like a Barney-Robin stall, then it probably is. Hopefully, it’ll be a fun stall to watch.
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