New 'Robin Sparkles' Episode of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER to Feature James Van Der Beek & Other Canadian Guest Stars
Published: January 7, 2013 - 7:43pm
The hit CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother, which stars Jason Segel, Neil Patrick Harris and Cobie Smulders, is currently on its eighth season. The next episode airs Monday, January 14th, at 8/7c.
The year is 2030. Ted Mosby is relaying the story of how he met his wife to his daughter and son. The story starts in the year 2005, when then twenty-seven year old architect Ted was spurred on to want to get married after lawyer Marshall Eriksen and kindergarten teacher Lily Aldrin, his best friends from their college days at Wesleyan, got engaged after nine years of dating each other. Ted's new quest in life was much to the dismay of his womanizing friend, Barney Stinson. But soon after Marshall and Lily's engagement, Ted believed that his life mate was going to be news reporter and aspiring news anchor Robin Scherbatsky, who, despite having had a romantic relationship with her after this time, ended up being who the kids know as their "Aunt" Robin. As Ted relays the story to his kids, the constants are that their Uncle Marshall, Aunt Lily, Uncle Barney and Aunt Robin are always in the picture and thus have something to do with how he got together with their mother.
How I Met Your Mother stars Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan and Cobie Smulders. The series is narrated through flashbacks from the future, voiced by Bob Saget. Created and executive produced by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas; along with executive producers Pamela Fryman and Rob Greenberg. The show is currently on it's eighth season and airs exclusively on CBS Monday nights at 8/7c.
Smulders' Robin Scherbatsky has a Canadian pop star alter ego Robin Sparkles who's been a fan-favorite running joke since debuting in season two. A handful of Canadian celebrities, including James Van Der Beek and Alan Thicke, have guest starring in episodes where Robin Sparkles flashbacks take place. Now, a brand new Sparkles-centric episode has been put together.
"P.S. I Love You" will air February 4th and feature the return of Van Der Beek and Thicke along with new guest star Paul Shaffer, Jason Priestley, Alex Trebek, K.D. Lang and Luc Robitaille.
The announcement was made in the below video by CBS: