'How I Met Your Mother': Chris Elliott gets a life as Lily's dad

chriselliott.jpgHow we'll meet Lily Aldrin Eriksen's daddy?

At a Thanksgiving dinner party, given by Lily's grandparents.

His identity?

Comedic actor Chris Elliott.

FOX, the studio behind " How I Met Your Mother," confirms that Elliott -- who had recurring sitcom roles on both "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "According to Jim" -- will play Lily's estranged pop, a good-for-nothing loser with a troubled past.

The episode will air in late November and likely debunk the "girls marry guys that remind them of their dad" myth.

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