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Mother from 'How I Met Your Mother' nabs lead role on NBC's 'A To Z'

The wrap-up of How I Met Your Mother's ninth season came off more like a mercy killing-and one long overdue at that. But don't count the titular Mother out just yet-Cristin Milioti will return to NBC in a lead role for their coming sitcom, A To Z.

Mother from ‘How I Met Your Mother’ nabs lead role on NBC’s ‘A To Z’

The wrap-up of How I Met Your Mother’s ninth season came off more like a mercy killing—and one long overdue at that. But don’t count the titular Mother out just yet—Cristin Milioti will return to NBC in a lead role for their coming sitcom, A To Z.

One of several projects recently sold by Parks and Rec’s Rashida Jones, A To Z tells the story of a couple’s relationship, from their first meeting to their breakup. Milioti will play “Zelda,” the female lead whom Deadline describes as the “realist” to boyfriend Andrew’s more pie-in-the-sky version of relationship building. 

Consequently, Zelda also seems like somewhat of a stick in the mud. As per the AV Club’s description:

“Alternately serious and hilarious, Zelda believes she controls her own destiny, loves being a grown-up, and doesn’t understand why anyone over 20 would go see an animated movie or eat ice cream sundaes.” 

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Well isn’t that just so grown up. As you probably can tell, this one is likely to run along the lines of an inverse Dharma & Greg, but with far, far less Jenna Elfman. With any luck, the show will err closer to Chuck Lorre’s creation rather than HIMYM—at least in terms of its series run.

[AV Club]

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