This just in: A representative for show runners Carter Bays and Craig Thomas says "it's true" that Britney Spears will appear as a guest star on CBS' fan-favorite comedy series How I Met Your Mother this season.
The show's Fox rep also just confirmed the casting.
So, yes, it is happening. Britney will be on HIMYM.
As for details on her role, the reps would not comment, but we are hearing Britney is set to appear in the 14th episode of the season. And insiders tell us exclusively that the most likely role for Britney in that episode is "Abby," a girl who works in Ted's doctor's office. She's described as "sweet and friendly and scattered and a little nerdy—a female Michael Cera."
This would mean that most of Brit's scenes would be with the show's lead character, Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor). In the episode, Ted has a crush on another girl named Stella who works in the doctor's office, and he sports a different look to impress her every time he comes in for a visit.
So, is this the best news ever or worst news ever for fans of How I Met Your Mother? Vote and comment below.
You gotta admit, if nothing else, this casting will do precisely what we fans have been hoping for for years: Bringing more mainstream attention to a truly deserving show.
P.S.: I’ll be hitting HIMYM’s season premiere party on Thursday, so email any questions you have for the cast to firstname.lastname@example.org. The show returns next Monday, Mar. 17.