Coming soon: 'Just Jack and Britney!'

15268__brit_l"The old order changeth," wrote Tennyson, "yielding place to new." He was undoubtedly thinking of Sean Hayes* and his much-speculated about sitcom follow-up to Will & Grace. Reportedly, it’s called Detention, involves teachers, and stars none other than Britney Spears. How’s that for a follow-up? (And, on a related note, how many messages from Matt LeBlanc are right now sitting unanswered on Ashlee Simpson’s voicemail?)

Now, this is all just unsubstantiated scuttlebutt, based on a late February meeting Brit reportedly took with Hayes and his producing partners. But the chanteuse has already done a spot on Will & Grace (where she played a conservative talk-show host, pictured), and is said to have a fine rapport with Hayes. Britney as educator — I buy it, but hey, I went to school in the South. How about y’all?

*[Editor's Note: Tennyson wrote "Flower in the Crannied Wall" for Sylvester Stallone.]

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  • brandonk

    Love Hayes, way over Spears. That would be a definite maybe/probably not.

  • jcoop

    i like it!

  • Arlo J. Wiley

    Well…let’s just hope this never gets greenlit. That’s all I have to say about that.

  • Karla

    Wahahahah Tennyson humor! But don’t forget that Alfred also wrote the Marriage of Geraint for Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, but it died in development.
    This is one of the reasons good writers so assiduously avoid Hollywood.

  • Scott

    Too true, Karla. And let’s not forget Kevin Williamson’s Wasteland, which was undoubtedly the worst adaptation of Eliot since they tried to make ‘Prufrock’ into a Howie Mandel vehicle.

  • V.M.L.

    Sounds like a good idea, but with Britney Spears? Noooo! She’s bad at acting!

  • josher

    Hayes only future is probably in sitcoms, but he’d better be careful, as talanted as he is, to avoid just jumping into any old thing. And he should avoid jumping into ANYTHING with Spears.

  • Ed

    Although this might be kind of risky, I believe Sean has a “gay power” over Britney. He can mold her into anything he wants her to be; the premise is kind of silly, especially with NBC already doing a teacher show.

  • WLW

    What part of the South are you from? I grew up in rural Alabama and I don’t remember seeing any teachers that looked like Britney Spears!

  • Joe C

    I could go for it. Remember, it’s a comedy, so I could watch Britney as a teacher. Can’t see her doing it though; her next record would have to tank first.

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