Holy awesome casting news!
CBS confirms that Bryan Cranston will return to the show for its final season, revising his role as Hammond Druthers, whom we haven't seen since season two.
As of now, Cranston is slated for one episode, and will begin shooting his guest spot soon.
Cranston played Ted Mosby's (Josh Radnor) boss for a few episodes in 2006—before the world ever knew (and worshipped) him as Walter White. His character Hammond Druthers was a completely unlikeable schmuck, and fans may remember that Lily (Alyson Hannigan) stole his prized baseball, which had been signed three times by Pete Rose. Hammond vowed to fire three people every hour until it was returned. (Such a Heisenberg move, right? Or should we say HIMYMberg?)
HIMYM's season premiere, with the first real look at Cristin Milioiti as The Mother, was met with mostly positive reviews from both fans and critics alike earlier this week. The show's entire final season takes place during the weekend leading up to Barney and Robin's wedding, and producers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have promised the return of lots of familiar faces and payoffs of unanswered questions.
Breaking Bad's series finale airs this Sunday on AMC, and HIMYM's series finale will air in May. You can catch it every Monday on CBS until then.
Breaking Bad fans, does this casting news take the sting out of BB ending at all? Just a wee little bit? (Probably not. But it's still pretty cool.)