Back in 2010, Glee set a ratings record with their Britney Spears tribute episode. Because it was such a huge success, another episode devoted to the music of Britney Spears was promised for 2011 but it never came to be. At the Fox Up Fronts event in NYC yesterday, the network announced not only that Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson will guest star on the show’s upcoming 4th season but that a second Britney Spears tribute ep is coming our way … for real this time :)
Yesterday, Fox announced that pop superstar Britney Spears would be joining their reality competition The X-Factor as a judge and that Glee would follow X-Factor‘s results show on Thursdays. Now comes even more exciting Britney/Glee news: EW has exclusively learned that Glee is planning a second Britney Spears tribute for the fall! Set to be the second episode of the series’ fourth season, this hour homage to Brit Brit will feature eight of her songs but won’t focus on the character of Brittany (Heather Morris) as the first tribute did (Spears is not scheduled to appear in the episode as of now but producers are hoping to work out a deal). The reason for the Spears hour is because the network is so excited about the pairing of a Spears/X-Factor with Glee on Thursday nights. It also certainly doesn’t hurt that the original Britney tribute, which aired early in the second season, is still one of Glee’s highest-rated episode to date.
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! I was keen on the second Britney episode that was supposed to happen last year but I think this is a much better time to plan the ep. Not only has enough time passed since the first Britney episode but the pairing of Britney + The X Factor and The X Factor + Glee makes this second Britney ep PURE GENIUS! And I’m gonna call it right now … Britney will appear in this episode. She will. I die. Woot!