Meg Ryan Joins the "How I Met Your Mother" Spinoff, but There's a Twist

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Actor/Participant Meg Ryan speaks onstage at the 'Half the Sky, a Special Presentation of Independent Lens' panel during day 2 of the PBS 2012 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 22, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

Bob Saget, meet your female counterpart!

Meg Ryan is set to join the cast of "How I Met Your Dad," CBS' buzzed-about "How I Met Your Mother spinoff," E! News has confirmed.

However, there's a twist: Ryan will not actually be appearing on-screen, but the "You've Got Mail" and "Sleepless in Seattle" star will voice "Future Sally," the older version of Greta Gerwig's lead character. In the original series, "Full House's" Bob Saget provided the future voice for Josh Radnor's Ted.CBS and 20th Century Fox had no comment on Ryan's casting.

Though "HIMYD" has yet to receive a series order, with CBS announcing its pickups at its Upfront presentation in May, the comedy is likely to be find itself on the network's fall lineup.

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Starring Gerwig, who also will serve as a writer, Nick D'Agosto, Anders Holm and Drew Tarver, "How I Met Your Dad" tells the story of how the free-spirited Sally, who, along with the help of her friends, found the father of her children, just as her first marriage is ending.

And narrating Sally's love story isn't Ryan's only new TV gig as the "When Harry Met Sally" actress is set to headline and executive produce a new, currently untitled, comedy for NBC.

In the series, Ryan will tackle the role of a devoted and nonconfrontational single mother who returns to her New York publishing house, where she was once a brilliant editor. Of course, things have changed since she left and her former intern is now her 30-year-old boss. Suddenly, she has to find a way to keep her neurotic boss, her teenage kids, her soon-to-be ex-husband and her overbearing mother-in-law happy, which always seems to lead to her overcomplicating every situation.

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