TVLine has learned that the True Blood’s Joe Manganiello has signed on to reprise his role as Marshall’s law school chum Brad in two episodes of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ this fall.
Viewers last saw Joe as Brad in Season 5 when he went on an awkward hockey-themed date with Robin. It’s unclear what brings him back into the fold, but last week HIMYM co-creator Craig Thomas said that the show’s eighth season would feature “a couple of familiar faces coming back,” including the previously reported Michael Trucco as Robin’s crush and Ashley Williams as Victoria.
“There’s going to be a few more [returnees] from deeper into the past as we near the end of the series,” he added. “Just funny people we always wanted to write for more and play with more.”