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Meg Ryan cast to narrate 'How I Met Your Dad'

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The hit sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” had not even aired its final episode before talks had already started concerning a spin off. Not surprisingly, this led to widespread speculation concerning who would be cast for the roles in the highly anticipated series. Fans of the series were treated to a tantalizing tidbit of information recently. A Wednesday story by Time reveals that producers for the spin off, “How I Met Your Dad” have tapped Meg Ryan to narrate the series.

The story claims that Ryan’s role in the series will largely mimic that of Bob Saget’s. While it is unlikely that she will ever actually appear in the series, she will narrate every episode of the series. Interestingly, this is not the first time in recent years that Meg Ryan will have appeared on television. A Wednesday story by On The Red Carpet observes that Ryan has appeared in episodes for “Webtherapy” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

It seems as though every couple of a day a new lead about about “How I Met Your Dad” makes its way onto the internet. However, there are a few key facts that are known about this new series. Recently, it was confirmed that Greta Gerwig had been tapped to play the lead role in the new series.

Meg Ryan is best known for her success on the movie screen. Between “You’ve Got Mail”, “Sleepless in Seattle” and “When Harry Met Sally”, Meg Ryan was a dominant cinema force during much of the 1990’s. If this is the start of a major comeback for the star, then fans can expect to see a lot more of Ryan in the future.

Do you think that producers for “How I Met Your Dad” made the right choice by selecting Meg Ryan to serve as narrator for the new series? Who would you have rather seen selected for the role?