Thursday, April 10, 2008

Neil Patrick Harris "Will and Graces" Britney Spears

Despite good reviews and great ratings for her psycho receptionist guest spot on the popular TV program How I Met Your Mother and buzz about a possible recurring role, cast member Neil Patrick Harris would rather ban Britney Spears from appearing on the show again.

As reported by Erin Carlson via AP, the former Doogie Howser, M.D. star wants the show to succeed on its content, not guest stars.

"I worry that if they start `Will and Grace'-ing us too much, that the show will suffer. And we're all really proud of the content of the show. I mean, viewership is not our game. It's the network and the studio's game, you know. It's the promotion department's game," said Harris in an AP story that appeared the previous week.
And so, like Jumping the shark," "Will and Gracing" enters the lexicon as a term of art in the world of entertainment.

Let me take a shot at a definition:

"Will and Gracing" - peppering low-rated entertainment with guest stars to increase advertising revenue.

Anyone else want to take a stab?