Nov. 15, 2000 -- Oops! … There’ll be no Britney Spears on Buffy the Vampire Slayer after all.
Spears, who is pals with Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar, had to pull out of a planned appearance on the teen demon-slaying WB show due to scheduling conflicts, TV Guide reports.
But life goes on in Sunnydale. Buffy co-executive producer Marti Noxon tells the magazine, “We’re still going to do the episode, we’re just going to do it with someone else.” Exactly what kind of character Spears was to have played was, and still is, privileged information.
“The [story] idea is still valid, and we’re going to go ahead and run with it,” says Noxon. “But now that [Spears is] not available, we’re going to push that episode to a little bit later.” In other words, it’s an open call for singing and dancing demons.
If the pop singer does get a break in her schedule, she still wants to do the show. Her rep tells TV Guide, “Britney loves the show, and she’ll probably do it one day, but right now, they just can’t schedule anything.”