Britney Spears can’t catch a break. The pop tart was scheduled to appear on an episode of Will and Grace that would air on the soon to be shelved sitcom in April. Those plans are scrapped. The show has been cancelled. Brit didn’t even get started.

Reacting to pressure from Christian groups, NBC canceled an episode of “Will & Grace” that featured Britney Spears as a conservative who hosts a cooking segment called “Cruci-fixin’s” on a Christian TV network.

Spears was to appear as a sidekick to the regular character Jack, who hosts his own talk show on the homosexual network Out TV, which is bought by a Christian TV network. The episode was to air April 13, just before Good Friday.

The American Family Association said NBC canceled the segment after pressure from its affiliates and AFA.

But the network said its own description of the segment was a mistake.

In a memo to affiliates, NBC said “the information was mistakenly included in a press release describing an upcoming episode of ‘Will and Grace’ which, in fact, has yet to be written. The reference to ‘Cruci-fixins’ will not be in the show and the story line will not contain a Christian characterization at all.”

WND also reports that the American Family Association wasn’t buying that:

“NBC wanting us to believe they were mistaken in describing the segment, that they didn’t know what was in their own press release, just doesn’t hold water,” said AFA Chairman Donald E. Wildmon. “Plainly put, NBC heard from their affiliates that they did not want to go through another ‘Book of Daniel’ situation while losing millions in advertising avenue.” The whole thing was probably a bad idea for Brit. No matter – prime time Britney is toast.

-Tina Sims

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