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Alyson Hannigan Wants Her Own HIMYM Spin-Off AND A Call From J.J. Abrams To Be In Star Wars!

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Dream big, Alyson Hannigan!

That's what we always say!

The former Buffy actress is about to do her last season as Lily on How I Met Your Mother. But even after the maternal mystery is FINALLY solved, Alyson doesn't want the sitcom to end!

She's pitching a HIMYM spin-off starring her and Jason Segel!

Alyson has been trying to get her onscreen sweetheart to sign on for the new series, but he's making quite the demand! She explained:

”I’m trying to convince [Jason] to do the spin-off. He said he’ll do it if it’s called, Out By Lunch and we can get out by lunch everyday and we only work a couple days a week. I’m like, ‘I’m in.’ We can do it! We work really quickly together.”

After nine seasons together as the most mushy married couple on TV, we're not surprised to hear they work well together.

Get Neil Patrick Harris onboard and we'll FO SHO tune in!

Even if CBS passes on a Lily and Marshall spin-off, Alyson is hoping her phone rings with another new acting gig!


After Buffy the Vampire Slayer was canceled in 2003, Hannigan got a call from J.J. Abrams asking her to be in a TV pilot he was creating. She decided to turn down the gig because she had her heart set on a comedy.

Wait a second…


J.J. Abrams…

Did Alyson Hannigan turn down a spot on LOST?!?

She's pretty sure that wasn't the series he wanted her for.

But now that she once again needs a new job, she has her fingers crossed that he considers her for a role in the next Star Wars movie! Alyson spoke directly to the legend-wait for it-dary director, saying:

"I’m available for Star Wars! Just so you know!”

A redhead Princess Leia???

We can see it!

[Image via CBS.]

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9 comments to “Alyson Hannigan Wants Her Own HIMYM Spin-Off AND A Call From J.J. Abrams To Be In Star Wars!”

  1. Avery says – reply to this


    Who researches this stuff? Buffy wasn't cancelled…

  2. dddff says – reply to this


    Lily is the worst character on the show. So I hope that they dont give her a spin off. She plays well in small amounts as a supporting character.

  3. Tom says – reply to this


    Re: Avery – Buffy wasn't cancelled!? Has it been on all these years a what channel is it on? Dude if a show is not on the air anymore then it was cancelled.

  4. 4

    Re: Tom – And that's where you're wrong. Buffy wasn't cancelled it finished, there's a difference.

  5. lgb says – reply to this


    Re: Elek-Tra – Actually Buffy was cancelled after season 5 when it moved to UPN where it got an order specifically for 2 more seasons before it too would be cancelled. Finishing and being cancelled are the same thing, however even if you want to claim that it's not the same, Buffy was still technically cancelled just after season 5 ended…. and now you know.

  6. 6

    Are you kidding??? She doesn't have anywhere near the talent to carry her own show, more or less be part of a major motion picture.

  7. 7

    Re: lgb – Aaaannnd I've just lost an occasion to shut up :')
    But I still believe that being cancelled and finished are not the same thing, a series can be cancelled because of a lack of audience but "finished" means that it came to an end (with a proper ending.. At least that's what we always hope ^^)

  8. nk99 says – reply to this


    Re: Tom – You're technically sort of right that any show which isn't on the air anymore has been ”cancelled”, but the term is often used more specifically to refer to shows which are forcibly ended by the network due to low ratings or other issues. Buffy was a show where the timing of the ending seemed to be generally agreed between all involved. The spin-off Angel is an example of a show that was very suddenly ended by its network, apparently against the wishes of the cast, writers…etc.

  9. BeatriceKrohn says – reply to this


    I created a Twitition called "We Want a How I Met Your Mother Spin-Off" If you agree, please sign. If you don't agree, please don't response me, I'm not going to read it. The link:

    PS: Do you remember Freiser, the Cheers series spin-off? It was one of the most successful spin-off series.