'Nurse Jackie' Adds Chris Elliott (Exclusive)

Chris Elliot - H 2014

Chris Elliot - H 2014

The end of Showtime's Nurse Jackie is starting to take shape.

How I Met Your Mother alum Chris Elliott has nabbed a role on the final season of the Edie Falco dramedy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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The Emmy winner (Late Night With David Letterman) will guest-star in the penultimate episode of the series and portray an idiosyncratic patient at All Saints who has legally changed his name to "Vigilante Jones" in a bid to fight crime in New York.

Elliott becomes the latest new face to join Nurse Jackie in its final season. Royal Pains star Mark Feuerstein booked a major arc and will recur alongside Emmy darling Tony Shalhoub.

Season seven of Nurse Jackie will be the series' first without original co-star Peter Facinelli, who exited as a series regular but will still have a smaller role to close out the show. Nurse Jackie returns in 2015.

Elliott's credits include There's Something About Mary and guest roles on Community and Hot in Cleveland. He's repped by UTA.

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