'How I Met Your Mother': Amanda Peet to play Marshall's co-worker

amandapeet.jpgWhen Neil Patrick Harris has an idea, the powers-that-be at " How I Met Your Mother" apparently pay attention.

Early last week, while on-set for the CBS comedy's 100th episode celebration, NPH told reporters that Amanda Peet would be a person he'd love to see on the show. "I really like her," Harris said. "I think that would be fun."

Days later, her deal was done.

Peet ("Something's Gotta Give," "The Whole Nine Yards") will guest star on an episode titled "Jenkins" early next year. She will play Marshall ( Jason Segel)'s co-worker.

The actress, last seen on television regularly in NBC's defunct "Studio 60 on The Sunset Strip" has most recently been working on the upcoming "Gulliver's Travels" film, in which Segel will star as well .

So, thoughts on the casting?

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