"Britney, I think 100 percent, is going to be on the episode," News.com.au quoted Murphy as telling Ryan Seacrest on his radio show. The episode, titled "Britney/Brittany," is set to air Sept. 28 in the US as part of the show's second season. Murphy said the Spears episode would feature several fantasy sequences in which the show's characters imagine how they can be like the pop star.
Murphy did not specify what role Spears herself would play in the episode, but dispelled rumours that Matthew Morrison's character, Mr. Scheuster, would shave his head in a parody of the shiny dome Spears sported after a one-day rehab stint in 2007. "The Britney episode, I'm here to say, is so reverential about her and so kind, and it's about her music and not about her personal life. We're handling Britney with kid gloves," Murphy added.