'How I Met Your Dad': 'Smash's' Krysta Rodriguez cast in lead role

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krysta-rodriguez-how-i-met-your-dad-gi.jpgAre you ready to meet the female version of Barney Stinson?

CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" spiritual spinoff pilot "How I Met Your Dad" cast "Smash" co-star Krysta Rodriguez in the lead role of Juliet, Sally's (Greta Gerwig) best friend on Wednesday (March 5), THR reports.

Described as "a sexy, flamboyant force of nature who runs the most successful fashion blog in the country," Juliet is clearly the Barney to Sally's Ted. She also takes secret delight as Sally breaks up with her "boring" husband of less than a year, the action that kicks off the series.

Rodriguez's addition to the cast, which also includes Drew Tarver, comes after former "Dollhouse" star Eliza Dushku revealed she was reading the script for the pilot, putting her in the running for Juliet.

Do you think Rodriguez is a good fit for the part? Or would you have rather seen Dushku in the role?
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