Abby Elliott’s first gig after leaving Saturday Night Live will be a multiple episode storyline on the upcoming eighth season of How I Met Your Mother, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Elliott will play Janeane, a “crazy” girl who strikes a main character’s fancy.
The eighth season of How I Met Your Mother premeires September 24th on CBS, but Elliott won’t appear until the second half of the season in 2013. SNL is expected to add new cast members following the departures of Elliott, Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig, and uncertainty about whether Jason Sudeikis will return. The show begins its 38th season September 15th.