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TV Tonight: How I Met Your Mother Gets Britney Back


After Britney Spears made her first appearance on How I Met Your Mother last month, show star Neil Patrick Harris got into a kind of media kerfuffle over whether he did or did not say he wanted to keep guest stars like Britney off the show. So I'm finding it a little amusing that when Brit returns to the show tonight, she seems to be spending most of her scenes with Harris.

Britney is back to reprise her role as Abby, the receptionist in Ted's dermatologist's office. As we now know, Ted and Stella have been dating — and raising all sorts of speculation that she's the mother — but Abby isn't faring quite so well. Not only did she have to watch Ted, who she believes might be the love of her life, run off with her boss, but she also suffered the indignity of sleeping with Barney and then never hearing from him again. (You and half the women in New York, Abby.) When the two meet again, though, they bond over their shared hatred of Ted and decide to show off like a couple — even showing up at the bar in matching baby-blue sweaters.

This episode looks like it will feature more of Britney than the two-line snippets we got last time. Do you think you'll be tuning in? Britney's last appearance brought in about a million extra viewers, and though the series is expected to be renewed at Wednesday's CBS upfronts regardless, it would still be nice to have another good showing. To check out some scenes from tonight's episode, just

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Photo and video courtesy of CBS

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Rouge14 Rouge14 8 years
I think she is a good actress, and to be honest i don't think crossroads did so bad because of her acting but because of it's storyline, and probably because many people were actually too sceptic about her acting to give it a chance. Anyway, I love seeing her getting her life back on track, and I hope she'll carry on doing so :)
moxierain moxierain 8 years
She's a decent actress. She definitely looks great in this pic too. Finally. Its like the old Britney is coming back. Thanks to her dad. Good for her for getting her life together.
animatedpunk animatedpunk 8 years
I'm so excited for this episode. But i'm excited for every episode. And even though Britney is a bad actress...... if the boosted ratings she brings keeps the show going for another season, then I'm all for it.
meg_lynne252 meg_lynne252 8 years
I love, love LOVE this show. However I do not love, love LOVE Britney on the show. She is not an actor. Crossroads quite rightly proved that and should have put the kabosh on her further acting. Like Beyonce, she just can't seem to come to terms with the fact that she is not an actress but a singer. Leave the acting to the pros Brit-Brit. Memo to show's creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas- stop putting needless cameos in my favorite show! The show works because the dialogue is not only hilarious and timely, but because the actors (NOT SINGERS) you have playing the parts are good at their jobs. So enough already with the ratings ploy! Grrr!!
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
Can't wait to see this!! :D
linb linb 8 years
I'm tuning in, but not because of Britney. I agree with NPH, the show does not need celebs. I really don't think Britney did a very good job last time, and by the looks of the preview clips I've seen, her acting has not improved. I have to wonder if they wrote this scenario because of NPH's comments after her last cameo. What a sneaky way to get back at him :)
Brooklynbee Brooklynbee 8 years
I watch every episode of HIMYM. I have the first two seasons on DVD!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i've got my DVR set for it since i think that i'm going to be at an event - bu i think that it'll really be funny. she did well in the first episode and everyone's talking about how great she is this time around too. we'll have to see what her character develops into now...
KWM KWM 8 years
Oooh I am excited! I still need to catch up on last week's episode. Double feature tonight!
javsmav javsmav 8 years
love this show!
pinkmystic pinkmystic 8 years
Can't wait to watch this! :)
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