News: Britney Spears on How I Met Your Mother

by | March 11, 2008 at 10:41 AM | General

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Brtitney Spears might be meeting our mother. Sort of. She’ll be a guest star on the prime-time How I Met Your Mother. Reuters reports:

(and, while you’re at it, catch full episodes of a pre-Britney How I Met Your Mother at Fancast.)

Spears, 26, will appear as a guest star on an upcoming episode of the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother,” a network spokeswoman said on Monday. No details of her role or an air date were immediately disclosed by CBS.


A source close to the show said the episode would be taped this week and likely air on March 24, adding that Spears took part in a “table read” rehearsal for the segment on Monday.

According to the source, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the production, Spears will share scenes with the show’s lead character, Ted, played by Josh Radnor, as a somewhat ditsy woman who works in his doctor’s office and becomes smitten with him.

The show would mark Spears’ first role in a prime-time TV series since a March 2006 guest spot on the NBC comedy “Will & Grace,” in which she played a Christian conservative talk show host opposite series regular Sean Hayes.

That appearance marked her first public performance after giving birth to the older of her two sons, now 2.