By Kimberly Potts
(TheWrap) — Celebrity tweets: They’re not just for hawking products or tossing off “I love you, too” missives to fans. Britney Spears is using her Twiter account to try to land a part on “Modern Family.” She tweeted, “I know everybody is excited about the Super Bowl, but I personally can’t wait to see the next episode of Modern Family! Funniest show on TV.”
“Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara retweeted it, her co-star Julie Bowen thanked Spears (“holy half shirt! Thanks, Britney!) and some fan enthusiasm and a #GetBritneyOnModernFamily hashtag later, a campaign to get the pop star on the Emmy-winning sitcom as a guest star had begun.
Spears’ tweeted response: “Ahhhh I would love to be on it!”
A person close to Spears tells TheWrap the singer and her reps hope ABC is as excited about the idea as her fans are.
Spears has already guest starred on “Will & Grace” and “How I Met Your Mother,” and a Twitter campaign launched by her manager, Adam Leber, in April 2010 led to her appearance on “Glee” that September. The episode was among the top three highest-rated “Glee” installments ever.
ABC reps did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.