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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Spears in talks to return to CBS sitcom: report

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oops! ... She may be doing it again. Britney Spears is in talks to reprise her highly rated and critically praised guest-starring role on the CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," TV Guide magazine's Web site reported on Wednesday.

TVGuide.com cited multiple sources as saying producers are seeking her return for at least one more episode as a dermatology office assistant named Abby, who falls for the show's lead character, Ted, played by Josh Radnor.

The report quoted one insider as saying, "It all depends on her availability."

Spears' appearance on "Mother" last month drew 10.6 million viewers -- up from its season-to-date average of 7.8 million, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Her performance also elicited mostly positive reviews, providing the singer with a rare bit of upbeat publicity amid a torrent of marital, health and legal woes in recent years. And she said in a statement issued weeks ago while shooting her scenes that she was "having a blast."

It was her first prime-time acting role since she made a guest spot in March 2006 playing a Christian conservative talk show host on "Will & Grace."

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