The producers of the sitcom are doing a re-casting by replacing Sara Paxton with an older actress, Danneel Harris, as Stella's sister, Nora.
There will be a new sister for Sarah Chalke's character in "How I Met Your Mother". EW's Ausiello Files revealed exclusively that 29-year-old actress Danneel Harris will be in replacement of 20-year-old original cast Sara Paxton as Nora in the new season of the CBS show.
The show's producers, Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, feel the need of an older actress to portray Stella's sister. However, Paxton will not be left out from the show, but will be given "another role" instead, an insider revealed. Furthermore, it is speculated that Nora's role will be in a wedding. Harris, who played bad girl Rachel Gatina in "One Tree Hill", will have her episode aired in November.
Previously, it has been announced that "The Daily Show" correspondent Jason Jones will also join the show as the ex of Stella and father of her son.
The fourth season of "Mother" will be premiered on Monday, September 22 at 8:30 P.M. on NBC. The first episode "Do I Know You?" will see Stella answering the proposal from Ted.