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'How I Met Your Mother' Hires Jennifer Lopez to Tame Barney

January 28, 2010 (3:48 am) GMT
The comedy series which has just got the green light for season 6 will be visited by the actress/singer in a March episode.

Before she gets to be a cafeteria lady on "", will stop by "" first as a men handler. The CBS show will have the singer in an episode airing this March to play Anita Appleby, a no-nonsense author of self-help books that teach women how to train men into relationship machines through the power of denial.

"We couldn't be more excited about Jennifer Lopez joining us on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER," said Executive Producer and Co-Creator Carter Bays. "We're looking forward to a week of revealing outfits and sexy dance moves the likes of which this show hasn't seen since Regis Philbin guest starred."

She will mostly share screen with and . When Smulders' Robin tells Anita how Harris' Barney acts toward women, she makes it her mission to "break" him.

Jennifer Lopez is also booked to appear on musical "Glee" as a woman who tends to McKinley High's cafeteria. "I have a meeting with Jennifer Lopez in a couple weeks," creator Ryan Murphy said Sunday, January 17 night. "She wants to come on. We want her to be a cafeteria lady." The deal is not yet sealed and announced.

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