Casting Quickies: ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More

Brooke Nevin/Sam Page (David Livingston/Stringer/Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Brooke Nevin/Sam Page (David Livingston/Stringer/Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Coming soon to a TV screen near you….

SHE’S NOT THE MOTHER: So let’s just get that out of the way. But Brooke Nevin (aka ‘Smallville‘s vampire sorority president) will be guest-starring on ‘How I Met Your Mother‘ as Amanda, a romantic interest of Ted’s, a CBS rep tells Fancast. The set-up for Nevin’s March visit: Ted brings Amanda to Lily’s birthday party, thus continuing a tradition he apparently has of creating all kinds of “awkward” by dragging brand-new girlfriends to the gang’s “big” events. I’ve seen the script and it’s very funny stuff.

‘MAD’ MAN’S WILD FOR BREE: The increasingly in-demand Sam Page (‘Mad Men,’ ‘Greek‘) has booked a multi-episode arc on ABC’s ‘Desperate Housewives,’ reports. Starting in late February, he’ll play a chef who dreams of cooking with Bree. At least literally.

HAWKMAN LANDS ON ‘SUPERNATURAL’: ‘Stargate alum’ Michael Shanks, who soon can be seen playing Hawkman in the ‘Smallville‘s “Absolute Justice” movie, will next turn up on The CW’s ‘Supernatural.’ Read more about his role at

‘SMALLVILLE’ VISITOR IS A SCREAM: Recent ‘Leverage’ guest Odessa Rae is bringing the DC Comics villainess Silver Banshee to ‘Smallville’ in this season’s 16th episode, says Watch for Banshee to make beds mayhem at a bed-and-breakfast to which Lois and Clark have retreated.

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