Prince to guest star on 'New Girl' Super Bowl episode
Jess and Nick on "New Girl" will get some romantic help from Prince.
The 55-year-old music icon is set to appear on the Fox comedy during the show's Super Bowl episode "Party Time," which will air on Feb. 2.
"Jess (Zooey Deschanel) is ready to paint the town purple when a chance encounter finds her and best friend Cece (Hannah Simone) invited to a once-in-a-lifetime mansion party thrown by music legend Prince, guest-starring as himself," a description of the episode from Fox reads. "Not wanting to miss out on the fun, Nick (Jake Johnson), Schmidt (Max Greenfield), Winston (Lamorne Morris) and Coach (guest star Damon Wayans, Jr.) are determined to crash the festivities, building toward an unforgettable ending. The episode also will feature special guest cameo appearances. "
Brett Baer, an executive producer on "New Girl," revealed to E! News that it was Prince who contacted the show about making a guest appearance.
"He contacted us last season because he's a huge fan," Baer told the news outlet. "He knows everything about the show. He contacted Zooey and Hannah directly and asked to do the show. We couldn't work it out last year. But when the Super Bowl thing was floated, it was perfect timing."
"He said, 'I want to be involved in the show in a real way and I want to help Nick and Jess with their relationship,'" executive producer Dave Finkel told the entertainment news outlet.
Prince's episode of "New Girl" is set to air on Feb. 2 at approximately 10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/7:30-8:00 p.m. PT on Fox.