'How I Met Your Mother' cast grows up: 200 episodes and a lot of 'real-life' milestones

When "How I Met Your Mother" premiered in 2005, the sense was that the show had assembled a strong cast, but it wasn't exactly a roster of household names.Alyson Hannigan, two years removed from the end of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," was probably the best-known at the time. Jason Segel had been a part of two cult favorites, "Freaks and Geeks" and "Undeclared," that lasted only one season apiece. Neil Patrick Harris had worked steadily since his "Doogie Howser" days but was a few years removed from his last leading role in the one-and-done NBC sitcom "Stark Raving Mad." Josh Radnor and Cobie Smulders were each taking on their first starring roles on TV.Nearly nine years and 199 episodes later, how things have changed. Smulders is now part of one of the biggest movie franchises on Earth. Segel has appeared in a series of hit movies, a couple of which ("The Muppets" and "Forgetting Sarah...



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