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'How I Met Your Mother' scoop: James Van Der Beek to return

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It wouldn’t be a farewell season of How I Met Your Mother without one more appearance from James Van Der Beek.

EW has confirmed that Van Der Beek, who has appeared twice on the program as Robin’s first boyfriend Simon, is poised to return to the series for an episode titled “Bedtime Stories.”

As fans recall, Van Der Beek’s appearances have both happened in episodes centered around Robin’s teen idol alter ego Robin Sparkles(/Daggers). And while we have our fingers crossed for another appearance from the beloved singing sensation, further details on the ep were not immediately provided.

The episode, which will be the 12th of the current season, is written by creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.