Abby Elliott Books First Post-’SNL’ Role on ‘How I Met Your Mother’

by | August 27, 2012 at 2:59 PM | Fall TV Preview 2012, How I Met Your Mother

Abby Elliott (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Abby Elliot is following in her father’s footsteps. The “SNL” alum has signed on for a guest arc on the upcoming eighth season of “How I Met Your Mother.”

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The twenty-five year-old actress, whose dad Chris Elliott has a recurring role as Lily’s (Alyson Hannigan) father Mickey Aldrin, will play Janeane, “the craziest girl the HIMYM gang has ever encountered,” executive producer Craig Thomas tells Entertainment Weekly.

“And the strange, inexplicable phenomenon is: the crazier Janeane gets, the more attractive one of the gang finds her,” Thomas teases.

Earlier this month Elliott announced her exit from “Saturday Night Live” after spending four seasons on the long-running sketch show.

The eighth season of “How I Met Your Mother” premieres on Monday, Sept. 24 at 8/7c on CBS.

Watch Elliott in an “SNL” sketch with Zooey Deschanel: