'How I Met Your Mother' adds Martin Short to replace Dave Foley

martin-short-himym.jpg Martin Short has apparently spent enough time on the dark side.

Following the comedian's uncharacteristic 2010 stint on "Damages," it looks like he'll be hamming it up on "How I Met Your Mother."

Vulture reports that the "HIMYM" team has settled on Short to replace Dave Foley in the recurring role of Marshall's ( Jason Segel) new boss.

Don't weep for Foley, though. He's no longer eligible for the part (first seen in the Season 6 finale) now that his new comedy "How to Be a Gentleman" was also picked up by CBS.

Foley appeared as "Mr. Bloom," and since production on Season 7 of "HIMYM" has yet to start, it's unclear whether Short will be taking on the same character or another higher-up at Marshall's environmental law firm.
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