LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Three times may be the
charm for Britney Spears and "How I Met Your Mother."
With Spears making her second guest appearance on the
abruptly popular CBS comedy, the show's co-creator, Craig
Thomas, tells THR.com that Monday's episode was written to
leave the door open for the pop singer to make a return
appearance next season.
"She was better than the first time, and I think the fans
will enjoy it because her return answers a larger mystery set
up earlier in the series," Thomas said. "So there's a good plot
reason why she's there. And when people watch Britney's second
appearance on the show they'll see that the door is still open
for her to come back."
Spears' first visit resulted in "Mother" hitting its
highest rating ever. The show has since maintained an elevated
audience level compared to last year. Once considered on the
bubble for a fall renewal, the critically acclaimed comedy is
now considered a lock to return next season.