|Spun Out's Foley (left) and Campbell|
Smulders was asked about HIMYM winding down after nine seasons. She seemed happy to change the subject, however, from her soon-to-end comedy to a new one in Canada starring her old buddy Paul Campbell--CTV's Spun Out.
That series, which is set at a P.R. firm, stars Campbell as the new kid in the office. His boss is a PR legend played by former NewsRadio and Kids in the Hall star Dave Foley.
Spun Out premiered Thursday immediately following Canada's most-watched series, The Big Bang Theory (cue CTV's release Friday declaring Spun Out the No. I new comedy in Canada ever) and settles into its regular times lot Friday at 8 p.m. on CTV.
How does Smulders know Campbell? Both worked their way up in the business in Vancouver, where they shared the same agent.
"She's awesome," says Campbell, when I told him of Smulders' support last week.
He says he did a pilot in 2005 with Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live). Smulders attended the taping and soon after began dating Killam. "Now they’re married and have a beautiful daughter," says Campbell. "She owes me huge."
Read more about Campbell, Foley and Spun Out in this feature I wrote for The Toronto Star.