Lucy Hale courtesy Lucy Hale
has joined NBC's
as Jaime Sommers' younger sister, replacing
(who filled the role in the pilot). Hale is best known (by
) as Robin's kid sis on
How I Met Your Mother
. Definitely more of a "family resemblance" now. Also, as rumored and since confirmed in the
the sibling is no longer deaf
, and has also gained mad hacking skills.
Also per the
has been upped to series-regular status on ABC's
, where she plays nice Cro-Mag Joel's (Bill English) prospective (and WASPy) mother-in-law, while
has been cast as a police detective's wife in
Backyards & Bullets
, an NBC pilot (formerly known as
) about a neighborhood-watch program gone extreme.