Joe Manganiello to Return to ‘How I Met Your Mother’

True Blood” star Joe Manganiello will return to “How I Met Your Mother” for a multi-episode arc during Season 8, TV Line reports.

[Manganiello] is coming back as Brad in the 7th and 8th episode this year. And yes, he will have his shirt off!” CBS tweeted Wednesday (August 1).

The “Magic Mike” actor has appeared in several episodes of the CBS sitcom since the second season as Marshall’s (Jason Segel) law school friend Brad who also went on a date with Robin (Cobie Smulders). He was last seen in Season 5. (

I’ve never watched ‘How I met your mother’, but I’m game for anything that features Joe shirtless:)