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John Lithgow for 'HIMYM' guest role?

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John Lithgow is reportedly in negotiations to appear in How I Met Your Mother.

According to TV Line, the actor is in talks to play Barney's father Jerome Whitaker in an episode later this season.

Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) has been looking for his father for some time but has never managed to find him.

Details of how Barney discovers that Jerome is his dad have not yet been revealed.

Lithgow won an Emmy for his role as the Trinity Killer in Dexter last year and also previously starred as Dr Dick Solomon in 3rd Rock From The Sun.

How I Met Your Mother airs on Mondays at 8/7c on CBS.

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