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James Van Der Beek Returning to How I Met Your Mother

James Van Der Beek will return as Simon for How I Met Your Mother's final season. The actor, who is set to star in CBS's midseason comedy Friends with Better Lives, tweeted the news Friday, along with a photo of the episode's script, titled "Bedtime Stories."

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James Van Der Beek will return as Simon for How I Met Your Mother's final season.

The actor, who is set to star in CBS's midseason comedy Friends with Better Lives, tweeted the news Friday, along with a photo of the episode's script, titled "Bedtime Stories."

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Van Der Beek has appeared on HIMYM twice before as Robin's ex-boyfriend Simon, a musician who graced us with The Foreskins' best hit, "Murder Train."

Are you excited for more Simon?

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