Network Bosses Deny Spears Saved Sitcom

Network executives for U.S. sitcom HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER have slammed reports
BRITNEY SPEARS’ guest role on their show saved it from being canned.

Spears was snubbed for her stint on the show earlier this month (Jul08) when
she was left off the top 10 list of Emmy semifinalists in the Best Guest
Actress in a Comedy Series category.

And though show ratings soared when the pop star played a ditsy secretary in
two recent episodes, CBS bosses insist it wasn’t Spears who saved the show.

Network entertainment president Nina Tassler explains: “It (How I Met Your
Mother) was never in danger; we just took a while to make the announcement (of
its renewal).”

Chiefs at Spears’ record label JIVE were rumoured to be questioning her
dedication to her comeback album when reports surfaced on Friday (18Jul08) the
Toxic star was more interested in focusing on her acting career.

CBS heads have not confirmed Spears will be making another return to the



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