Cristin Milioti Made Series Regular for ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Season 9

How I Met Your Mother fans will be seeing a whole lot of the titular “Mother” in the ninth and final season.

TV Line broke the news today that Broadway sensation Cristin Milioti, who made her debut as the future mother of Ted’s children in the season eight finale, has been bumped up to a series regular for season nine. This news comes just days after series co-creator Carter Bays revealed the final season will take place over “the longest wedding weekend ever,” which will tell the story of how all of Ted’s friends meet the mother before he does.

Milioti is the first new cast member to be added to the series’ regular cast since How I Met Your Mother began.

Milioti has previously appeared in 30 Rock, The Sopranos, The Good Wife and Nurse Jackie, as well onstage in the hit Broadway musical Once. She will next be seen alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street.

How I Met Your Mother season 9 is set to debut Fall 2013 on CBS.