He is the one who returns: Bryan Cranston will reprise his role as Ted's former boss Hammond Druthers on How I Met Your Mother later this season, CBS announced Wednesday.
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The Breaking Bad
star appeared in two episodes in Season 2 as Ted's pompous, reviled boss-turned-co-worker. He designed a penis-shaped building and was later fired by Ted (Josh Radnor
) after Hammond was served divorce papers and while he was having a heart attack (which Ted thought was fake).
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Cranston is one of a handful of former HIMYM
guest stars returning for the show's ninth and final season. Others include John Lithgow
, Frances Conroy
and Wayne Brady
— and you can expect more. "We're throwing a wedding and everyone is invited. ... If there is someone that you've loved over the last eight years, chances are they'll be back," co-creator and executive producer Carter Bays
said at Comic-Con in July
.How I Met Your Mother
airs Mondays at 8/7c on CBS. Cranston's episode is slated to air later in the fall.(Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS.)