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.