First Britney on How I Met Your Mother and now this. TV Guide's Michael Ausiello is confirming that Another World alum Lindsay Lohan is in advanced talks to appear on the season finale of Ugly Betty and, get this, she could return next season for a multi-episode arc!
Why is it that the best shows on television have become the place for train wrecked celebutantes to try to rebuild their careers? I realize the Britney sighting gave Mother its best ratings to date among its core demo, but that had nothing to do with her acting ability. People simply tuned in to see if she was actually sane and seemly enough to deliver her lines. It's like bad porn or a car accident, you can't help but watch.
Lohan, once upon a time, was one of the most talented actresses of her generation. I loved her opposite Tom Eplin (Jake) as little Ally Fowler on Another World and followed her career all the way from the sucessful Parent Trap and Freaky Friday updates to the teen classic Mean Girls. Then something happened. She stopped acting and started self destructing. Oh well, everyone deserves a second chance, I just don't want to see my fave primetime shows become a rehabilitation center for troubled post teen stars.