Martin Short to Guest on 'How I Met Your Mother'

Martin Short Pirates Premiere 2011
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ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 07:  Actor Martin Short arrives at premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" held at Disneyland on May 7, 2011 in Anaheim, California. Proceeds from the world premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' "Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

After scoring Kids in the Hall’s Dave Foley for a guest role last season on How I Met Your Mother, CBS is following that up with an even bigger comedy get.

A CBS spokesperson confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that Saturday Night Live star Martin Short has been cast in a recurring guest role on the series, as first reported by Vulture. He’ll appear in a multiple episode arc, but the specific details of his character are unknown at this time.

[Update: A CBS spokesperson tells us that Short will play Marshall's (Jason Segel) new boss, though fans will remember that Marshall was interviewing for a new job in last season's finale. No word on whether Short will play a boss at a new firm or not.]

Short will be guest starring on Showtime’s Weeds this season. He also played duplicitous lawyer Leonard Winstone on the last season of Damages. His last major series role was on Comedy Central’s Primetime Glick, which aired for three seasons ending in 2003. He also lent his voice to this year’s Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil, which hit theatres in April. 

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