[artist id="1632950"]Nicole Scherzinger[/artist] is set to guest-star on the hit CBS show “How I Met Your Mother.” EW.com reports that the lead Pussycat Doll and “Dancing With the Stars” winner will play a vital part in telling the story of Robin’s (played by Cobie Smulders) days as a Canadian pop star, when she was known as Robin Sparkle.
“It’s going to be a satisfying third chapter in the Robin Sparkles trilogy,” executive producer Craig Thomas said. “It’s a prequel to both ‘Let’s Go to the Mall’ and ‘Sandcastles in the Sand.’ ”
Scherzinger will play Robin’s former pal, Jessica Glitter, who now hosts a Canadian talk show alongside former “Growing Pains” star Alan Thicke. “It’s the origin story of Robin Sparkles,” executive producer Carter Bays said. “You see where she came from.” The episode, titled “Glitter,” will air this November during sweeps.
Last season a number of familiar faces popped up on “How I Met Your Mother,” including Jennifer Lopez and Carrie Underwood. In past seasons, everyone from Britney Spears to “Hills” stars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt have appeared on the sitcom.
Scherzinger burned up television screens last season on “Dancing With the Stars,” where she shimmied her way to winning the mirror-ball trophy. Following a recent shakeup in the band, she’s also currently hard at work on the next Pussycat Dolls album and worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber on his new play, “Love Never Dies,” a sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera.”
Aside from taping her upcoming appearance on “How I Met Your Mother” and all her other projects, Scherzinger has been busy writing tons of music. “I don’t know if I’m gonna put [the new music out] under my name yet or if it’s going to be perfect for the Dolls,” she said. “It doesn’t matter. I just want to make great music for the fans. It’s going to be popular music, but I’m definitely going with a more rock, soul-inspired sound.”