Trade Roundup: Steve Carell, How I Met Your Mother, Dan Fogelman


Steve Carell is going to guest star on The Simpsons! Next fall, he’ll play Fat Tony’s accountant Dan Gillick, “who may go from crunching numbers to crunching skulls when he’s put in charge of the mob by Fat Tony while the big boss serves jury duty.” Fantastic.

The Three Stooges’ Will Sasso will return to How I Met Your Mother as Doug the bartender for the show’s New Year’s Eve episode. Hopefully his appearance will be a more slapsticky and Stoogelike reincarnation of the fistfight his character started in season four.

ABC’s alien comedy pilot by Dan Fogelman has procured a Modern Family director, Chris Koch, and a cast including Jami Gertz and Toks Olagundoye as “the matriarch of the lead alien family.” Any show that has MORE THAN ONE alien family is okay by me.