She had a successful, if small, guest stint on Glee, but does that mean that [lastfm]Britney Spears[/lastfm] is ready to host her own variety show? We’ll find out soon, if some network executives get their way.
Brit has been getting offers to host her own variety special after her guest star role on the Fox hit Glee, according to reports. There are few details at this point – they’re just offers, not full-fledged negotiations – but people close to the pop star have said that most of the proposals have been for quarterly variety shows.
The last time this was tried by a pop star, or a pair of them, it ended … poorly:
The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour did fine in the ratings, but also, as one reviewer put it, “document[ed] the impending tragedy of the Lachey/Simpson marriage.”
Rosie O’Donnell also tried one in the latter part of the last decade, but the less said about it, the better.
We love Britney and all, but isn’t the variety show format played out?