TVLine Items: Glee Plans Britney Tribute No. 2, Ex-Community EPs Join Fox Comedy and More!

It’s official: Glee is a slave for Britney Spears.

Fox’s musical dramedy is planning to pay tribute to the pop icon — and new X Factor judge — for a second time, reports.

Unlike the first homage circa September 2010, the Season 4 showcase — which will feature eight of Spears’ songs — will not focus solely on Heather Morris’ doofy Brittany. Also, while Spears isn’t currently attached to again put in a cameo, the producers are hopeful she’ll appear in some way, shape or form. They are all Fox family members now!

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• Former Community co-showrunners Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan have been tapped to helm Fox’s new comedy Ben & Kate. (Take a peek at the Nat Faxon-starring sitcom here.)

• Adult Swim is developing an animated version of Harold & Kumar, the big-screen stoner saga.

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Comments (16)

  • The first Britney episode was one of my least favorites.

    Comment by Mark – May 15, 2012 01:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Seriously! Hopeful they will focus on the episode and not just having Britney Spears music in it like last time.

      Comment by Russ – May 15, 2012 04:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Sadly that’s not the way Glee works. Every episode centered around one performer’s music always is horribly light on plot.

        Comment by rowan77 – May 15, 2012 05:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Exactly. Why do another Britney Spears episode when there are so many more talented artists who haven’t been showcased.

      Comment by laylagalise – May 15, 2012 05:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Community saying adios to 2 Showrunners….Homie don’t Dean this…

    Comment by Chris – May 15, 2012 01:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I haven’t watched Glee in a while but I will watch the Britney episode.

    Comment by – May 15, 2012 01:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • All this synergy would make Jack Donaghy proud

    Comment by Landon Cox (@bluinjewin) – May 15, 2012 01:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So excited! Seems like a very smart idea by Fox. They need to utilize Britney Spears as much as they can.

    Comment by Rolfe – May 15, 2012 02:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • sounds like fun, however, there are many other artists that they could give a tribute to. they should reconsider

    Comment by A – May 15, 2012 02:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Britney’s one liners have been lacking this season, as in we needed more of them.
    Hopefully they will make up for it in the last few episodes of the season.

    Comment by Z – May 15, 2012 03:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, it’s like they’re making my decision for me not to watch Glee anymore.

    Comment by freddie – May 15, 2012 03:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What songs will they cover, I wonder? Butchering “Sometimes” and “Lucky” is probably high on their priority list. wait, did they do Lucky already? Can’t remember.

    Comment by Sally – May 15, 2012 04:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Animated Roldy and KOOOmar! SWEET!

    Comment by Danielle H – May 15, 2012 04:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • And Janet Jackson still gets nothing.

    Comment by Rhythm Nation – May 15, 2012 09:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ^This. I know Glee can do better than jamming in Control with a Jackson 5 mashup.

      Comment by Mikael – May 16, 2012 09:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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