Cast updates: More Britney on HIMYM?

Schadenfreude is only fun for so long, and it now appears that much of America is rooting for former teen music icon Britney Spears to turn her life around and get back to a world of normalcy.

She finally took a few steps toward righting her tarnished image when she was booked as a guest star on CBS's How I Met Your Mother, in which she played an amorous secretary and more importantly, seemed like a regular person for the first time in a while.

The spot was mutually beneficial for both parties involved; Britney actually received positive feedback and the ratings for that episode spiked. So why not do it again?

TVGuide.com is reporting that Spears is in talks to make at least one more appearance on the show. One source says, "It all depends on her availability."

British actress Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense) scored herself a fantastic role--she'll play the woman in charge of the secret organization in Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, says Variety.

Speaking of scoring, Will Kemp (Van Helsing) will be playing opposite the tasty Elisha Cuthbert (24) in Ny-Lon. Kemp will play a British man having a long distance relationship with Cuthbert's character, a New Yorker.

Scream alum Matthew Lillard has joined the cast of Exit 19, which has been earmarked for Geena Davis' return to television. Lillard will play Davis' younger brother in the drama about a homicide detective who is also a single mom.

Elsewhere, Eion Bailey will get his brain surgeon on in Can Openers, Yara Martinez has joined Spaced, and young Troy Gentile will play Steven Weber's son in Zip.

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Apr 08, 2008
lol highest ratings of their show ever when she guest starred. of course they'd bring her back. im glad shes finally being normal.
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Apr 08, 2008
I think Britney proved she can never be the mother. :) We all seem to be in agreement over Sarah Chalke though. None of us would complain if Sarah is the mother. Beauty, brains and sense of humor. ;)
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Apr 07, 2008
I am soooo happy Britney appeared on this show. That was the first episode of the show I ever saw, and now I am watching all of them.



Such great characters and writing, it really is a great surrogate for arrested development, for me at least.



And on the show, Britney was adorable. It would be put a great, big smile on my face if either her or Sarah Chalke (double-yum) were the mother...
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Apr 07, 2008
Please, don't bring her back !

Her acting was awkward and way below the level of the show.

Even with 3 lines, I think she hurted the episode so I don't want her to have a bigger role.
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Apr 07, 2008
"seemed like a regular person for the first time in a while" - it's called acting people!
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Apr 07, 2008
She didn't seem normal in that episode at all, and the reason it got good ratings was because of Sarah Chalke.
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Apr 06, 2008
Hell no! I would like to see more of Sarah Chalke on the other hand.
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Apr 06, 2008
Good to see Britney getting her life back. I wish her the best, because she deserves it. She just needs to get her priorities checked and turn her life around. I loved the HIMYM episode that she was in, and she didn't hurt the episode at all... so go ahead... bring her back.
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Apr 06, 2008
There was no reason to cast Brit in that character. She was a non-character. Kind of like her ex on CSI... I loved Sarah Chalke though. I can't wait for her to be back on the show. She should be the "Mother".
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Apr 06, 2008
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! (for britney on HIMYM)
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Apr 06, 2008
she wasnt that bad in the ep... not good... but not bad either...
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Apr 06, 2008
Britney increased ratings and did a great job in the episode. I have no problem with her coming back
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Apr 06, 2008
Well, she wasn't that horrible in her 1st attempt. A very small part as it was, I'm guessing this might mean more Sarah Chalke -- which would be great.
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Apr 05, 2008
Go Britney
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Apr 05, 2008
I love Britney and I loved her on HIMYM, I would love for her to come back. Go Britney!
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Apr 05, 2008
oh I'm sorry, did i seem to negative? I meant a tramp and a gold digger!
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Apr 05, 2008
Britney was charmingly wonderful in the episode - the first ep I've seen of this season and now not the last. She could be like Madonna and only capable of playing characters more like her own personality (vis-avis her disastrous other TV outing on Will & Grace). She can be funny if given the right material.
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Apr 05, 2008
It's great to see Britney back to normal :) I think her guest star appearance on How I met your moher was way better than her appearances on other shows like Sabrina the teenage witch.
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Apr 05, 2008
I thought she did a lot better than she had done in other acting roles. So, I'm happy for her.
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Apr 05, 2008
One more time is fine I guess.....but thats it....no more.
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Apr 05, 2008
She is so stupid and I am TIRED of seeing her...
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Apr 05, 2008
I can't imagine her not being on it again since the last time was the highest rated EP ever... I don't mind it as long as its only a few shows, sadly her character is so one dimensional it will get old real fast.
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Apr 05, 2008
I don't need to ever see Brittany again...
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Apr 05, 2008
I thought she was ok so I don't mind seeing her again. Heck it helped the ratings and a 4th season is very likely now. YAY!
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Apr 05, 2008
She was okay, so why not? They can't expect the same ratings her first episode got though.
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Apr 05, 2008
God I hope she never returns to How I Met Your Mother. Unless of course her character is going to be killed. Violently.
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Apr 05, 2008
i guess maybe having something to keep her busy will help her get her life in gear
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Apr 05, 2008
Leave britney alone!!! wawawa
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