'How I Met Your Mother' Season 9: Sherri Shepherd joins Marshall on a very long flight

sherri-shepherd-himym-season-9.jpgThe final season of "How I Met Your Mother" will give Marshall something to do on his way back to New York for Robin and Barney's wedding: Contend with Sherri Shepherd.

The "View" co-host and former "30 Rock" semi-regular will have a recurring part as a woman named Daphne, who's seated next to Marshall ( Jason Segel) on his flight back to New York after visiting his mom in Minnesota. Judging by the picture, she and Marshall don't become fast friends.

"We're all extremely excited to have Sherri Shepherd joining 'HIMYM' for an arc in Season 9," co-creator Craig Thomas says. "She is hilarious and delightful and perfect for this part."

Shepherd's part is recurring because the season will take place almost entirely in the 56-hour timeframe between the Season 8 finale -- which ended with the Mother ( Cristin Milioti) buying a train ticket for Farhampton -- and Ted ( Josh Radnor) meeting his future wife at Robin ( Cobie Smulders) and Barney's ( Neil Patrick Harris) wedding reception. That leaves plenty of time early for a running story about Marshall and little Marvin's return to the East Coast.

Shepherd joins Wayne Brady among the confirmed guest stars for the final season, which premieres Sept. 23 on CBS.
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