The third season of CBS’ How I Met Your Mother was spiced up by none other than pop princess Britney Spears, who is slowly but surely getting her groove back by recently landing three awards including Video of the Year in the recently concluded MTV Video Music Awards.  The 26-year-old performer previously guest starred on How I Met Your Mother as receptionist Abby, in one of the show’s highest rated episodes of the season.  Late last month, E! Online reported that the pop singer will be back for another round of guest stints on the show, which kicks off with season four on September 22, Monday at 8:30pm.

“We’re all so thrilled to have Britney joining us once again,” HIMYM creator Craig Thomas told E! Online.  “And just to head it off at the pass this time around: Yes, Mom, Britney’s very nice and no, I can’t get her autograph for you.”

Meanwhile, we also previously reported quite a number of juicy tidbits for the show’s fourth season.  TV Squad recently spoke to co-creator Carter Bays, who also shared his insights on the new season.

Bays reveals, “the first scene takes place immediately after where we left off and then we move ahead a few months and Barney is out of the hospital because Neil (Patrick Harris) is too good a physical comedian to keep in a body cast.”

Bays adds that for this season, “We sort of knew the story we wanted to tell.  We kind of had to adjust the timeline of it dependent on Sarah Chalke’s schedule.  That was a big factor in how we tell the stories this season but we got it all worked out so it’s pretty much going according to plan…we love having Sarah around so we’re always trying to make it work.”

Also, he promises that this season of How I Met Your Mother will be filled with intriguing surprises.

“We’ve got some secrets coming up.  They’re some big events, and it’s hard to know how much of it to reveal because we want it to be a surprise,” he says.  “We said we want to do more stand alone episodes and not make it so serialized this year and I think we’ve kept that promise although as we started writing, story lines unfold and it’s kind of hard not to pick up; if something big happens one week it’s hard to not pick up from that the next week and go on with the story.”

Catch season 4 of How I Met Your Mother as it debuts on Monday, September 22 at 8:30pm.

-Valerie Anne del Castillo, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Squad, E! Online
(Photo courtesy of CBS)

Valerie Del Castillo

Staff Columnist, BuddyTV