So far, the fourth season of How I Met Your Mother
has given us a lot to laugh about. From Lily (Alyson Hannigan
) and Marshall (Jason Segel
) contemplating having a baby, Robin (Cobie Smulders
) becoming Ted's (Josh Radnor
) roommate to Barney's (Neil Patrick Harris
) failed attempts to tell Robin he loves her. Soon, however, the show will be returning its focus on Ted's love life when Laura Prepon
guest stars as Ted's love interest.
Perhaps best known for her role as Donna Pinciotti, longtime girlfriend of next-door neighbor, Eric Forman on That '70s Show
, Laura Prepon has signed on to play Ted's once (and possibly future) girlfriend. Following That '70s Show
, which ran from 1998 to 2006, Prepon worked on movie The Chosen One
and then returned to the small screen to join the cast of the ABC drama October Road
, which was eventually canceled by the network shortly after its debut. No word yet on when she'll be making her debut on the CBS sitcom but it has been confirmed that she'll be appearing in at least five episodes.
Every time there's news about an upcoming guest actress on How I Met Your Mother,
fans can't help but think that she might actually turn out to be the mother of Ted's children. So far, we've seen Ted hit it off with Ashley Williams (Victoria) and Scrubs
' Sarah Chalke
(Stella Zinman) but at this point, none of these women seem like “the one.” Could Prepon's Karen turn out to Ted's future wife?
According to Entertainment Weekly
's Michael Ausiello, Prepon's character is a far cry from Chalke's Stella. Karen is apparently Ted's girlfriend through high school and college, and is described to be as stuck-up as she is beautiful. Moreover, she also has a reputation for cheating on her lovers and avoiding having to explain why's she's breaking up with them.
How I Met Your Mother
airs every Monday at 8:30pm on CBS.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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