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Ex-'SNL' Actress Books First Gig Since Leaving Sketch Show EW

A former "Saturday Night Live" comedian has scored her first role since leaving the NBC late-night show, reports EW.com's Inside TV. Abby Elliott, who announced earlier this month that she was departing from “SNL,” will appear in a multi-episode arc on CBS's "How I Met Your Mother," the story reports.

"We’re thrilled to have the hilarious Abby Elliott joining us in an arc as Janeane, the craziest girl the 'HIMYM' gang has ever encountered. And the strange, inexplicable phenomenon is: The crazier Janeane gets, the more attractive one of the gang finds her,” said “Mother” executive producer Craig Thomas. He added, "It doesn't end well."

"How I Met Your Mother" returns Sept. 24.

As previously reported, Elliott left "SNL" earlier this month after four seasons with the show. She's the daughter of the former "SNL" cast member Chris Elliott.

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