Meg Ryan tapped for ‘How I Met Your Mother’ spinoff

Lawrence Bender, left, and Meg Ryan arrive for the screening of "Biutiful", at the 63rd international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Attention ‘How I Met Your Mother’ fans: there’s a spinoff waiting in the wings to fill the void left behind by Barney, Ted, Marshall, Lily and Robin. reports actress Meg Ryan has signed on to play the unseen narrator in the pilot ‘How I Met Your Dad.’ Ryan will voice “future Sally,” which was played during the series in flashback by Greta Gerwig. Her role would be similar to the one Bob Saget played in the original series. He supplied the voice for “future Ted.”

Only a pilot is planned at this point, although industry insiders believe CBS will likely order a full season of episodes considering the popularity of the original show.

‘How I Met Your Mother’ aired on CBS from 2005-2014. It ended it nine season run this past March.

Ryan has starred on the big screen in such romantic comedy classics as ‘When Harry Met Sally’ and ‘Sleepless in Seattle.’ This would be her first recurring role in a primetime television series. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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