Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Glee is planning a second Britney Spears tribute for the fall! It’s set to be the second episode of the series’ fourth season.
The hour homage to Britney will feature eight of her songs. Britney is not set to make a cameo like she did in the Season 2 tribute, but the producers are hoping to eventually work out a deal.
Of course, this announcement should come as no surprise, with Britney set to be a member of the X Factor judges’ panel, as announced yesterday at the FOX Upfronts. Not to mention Glee moving to a slot on Thursday’s right after X Factor. Plus, the first Britney episode is one of the show’s highest rated ever. And with the ratings down this season, Glee needs all the help it can get.
It’s perfect synergy isn’t it? Glee promoting X Factor, X Factor promoting Glee. I’m just wondering how the tribute will be managed within Glee’s split narrative for Season 4. Will the kids in Lima and the students in New York City just happen to bust out in Britney tunes simultaneously?
It was also announced yesterday that Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson would guest star to play mentor to New York college students, Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Rachel (Lea Michele) respectively.