will guest-star on an episode of Will & Grace,
NBC announced Tuesday. The pop star will appear as a
Christian conservative sidekick to Sean Hayes's
character, Jack, who hosts his own talk show, on the April
13 episode, the network said. Jack's fictional
network, Out TV, is bought by a Christian TV network,
leading to Spears's contributing a cooking segment
As a young girl,
the 24-year-old Spears was a regular on The Mickey Mouse
Club. After becoming a pop singer, she starred in
the critically panned 2002 film Crossroads. Last
September, Spears gave birth to her first child, son
Sean Preston, with husband Kevin Federline.
Will & Grace, which also stars Eric
McCormack, Debra Messing, and Megan Mullally, is in its
eighth and final season. It airs Thursdays at 8 p.m.