Jason Segel & Cobie Smulders Talk ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Baby Drama & More Barney-Robin Romance

“How I Met Your Mother” returns to the CBS lineup after a summer break on September 19, and according to Jason Segel, they’ll be picking up right where they left off – with the emotional announcement that Alyson Hannigan’s character, Lily, is pregnant.

“Well, my TV wife is pregnant… so Marshall and Lily are going to have a baby, it seems,” Jason, the upcoming star of “The Muppets,” movie told Access Hollywood over the weekend at Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif.

“I’m terrified of being around children personally,” the 6’ 4” star said. “I feel like the Abominable Snowman from the Bugs Bunny cartoons — like I’ll hug him and squeeze him… The idea of acting with a baby — it’s very scary to me. I feel like Lenny [from] ‘Of Mice and Men.’”

With a baby on the way for Jason and Alyson’s characters, Cobie Smulders’ character, Robin Scherbatsky, will be about as far away from baby bliss as one can get.

It appears her character will engage in another romance with Neil Patrick Harris’ Barney Stinson.

“We shot two episodes now, which is like crazy ‘cause it’s just kind of like flying by already,” the upcoming “Avengers” actress (she’s playing Maria Hill) told Access.

“We have a really fun season opener,” she continued.

“Barney and Robin kind of have this really awesome — I can’t really reveal too much but there’s this little bud of romance,” she said.

“How I Met Your Mother” returns at 8/7 C on Sept. 19 on CBS.

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