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Britney Spears to guest star on 'Jane the Virgin'

Britney Spears to guest star on 'Jane the Virgin'
Britney Spears, shown arriving at the ESPY Awards in L.A. on July 15, sent out a Twitter message announcing she will be on "Jane the Virgin." (Paul A. Hebert / Invision/AP)

Oops! ... She's acting again? Pop mistress Britney Spears will guest star in the upcoming second season of the CW's "Jane the Virgin."

The announcement hit at just the right time: Tuesday marks the network's portion of panels at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Beverly Hills. Spears spilled the beans on Twitter:

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"See u at the Marbella Hotel soon, @hereisgina @jaimecamil! Guest starring on one of my favorite shows EVER @CWJaneTheVirgin #DreamComeTrue"

CW President Mark Pedowitz told reporters on Tuesday that show creator Jennie Snyder Urman and CBS Studios, which produces the dramedy, sought out the pop artist when they learned she was a fan of the show.

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Spears, who has been making the rounds in Las Vegas with her residency at Planet Hollywood, will play herself on the show and a nemesis to Jane's scene-stealing father, telenovela superstar Rogelio de la Vega (Jaime Camil). She'll appear in Episode 205.

Urman said in a statement: "Personally, after hearing about their long-standing feud (from Rogelio's point of view), we are eager to hear Ms. Spears' side of the story, which we assume is quite different. #TeamBritney"

The appearance brings Spears back to the small screen. Her previous acting credits include "How I Met Your Mother" and "Will & Grace." And, hey, who could forget her UPN reality series "Britney & Kevin: Chaotic"?

"Jane the Virgin" returns with its second season on Monday, Oct. 12, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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