Prince will make a cameo on the comedy New Girl following FOX‘s NFL coverage on Super Bowl Sunday. The episode slated to be a highlight of FOX’s post-Super Bowl Party finds Zooey Deschanel invited to a mansion party thrown by Prince that her friends attempt to crash. Prince serves up a little relationship advice in the process. If you are wondering how Prince ended up on the show, E! breaks it all the way down in a recent article:
For anyone who thought it was crazy that Prince would be guest starring on New Girl, just wait til you hear how he came on the show.
“He contacted us last season because he’s a huge fan,” executive producer Brett Baer tells E! News exclusively. “He knows everything about the show. He contacted Zooey [Deschanel] and Hannah [Simone] 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.”
We broke the story that Prince would guest star, and New Girl’s bosses tell us the music icon also was very specific about what he wanted to do on the show. “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 tells us.
“He’s a Nick and Jess shipper!” Baer adds with a laugh.
And sure enough, Prince is getting exactly what he wished for in the Super Bowl episode. “He’s right in the middle of trying to help [Nick and Jess] work through some stuff and it’s amazing,” Baer tells us. “His thing was all about getting to Jess and trying to bring out this inner part of her that hadn’t been brought to the forefront. The word hip tips was sort of the thing. He put it, I think I can give her some hip tips!”
The Super Bowl Sunday episode of New Girl airs ahead of a new episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which won at the Golden Globes for Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy. Tune in to FOX after the game to catch Prince on New Girl. Check your local listings for more details.