January 14th, 2014
01:36 PM ET
What do we have to do to get an invite to Prince's "New Girl" viewing parties?
It turns out the music legend is a major fan of Fox's "New Girl" - so much so that he's gotten himself a guest spot on the show.
In the comedy's February 2 Super Bowl episode, "Party Time," Zooey Deschanel's Jess and Hannah Simone's Cece get invited to a mansion party thrown by Prince, who'll be playing himself.
The role is something of a dream come true. "New Girl" executive producer Brett Baer told E! News that The Purple One contacted the show last season "because he's a huge fan ... He's a Nick and Jess 'shipper!" Baer said. "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."
But Prince didn't want just a cameo. According to another "New Girl" exec, Dave Finkel, Prince told them he wanted "'to be involved in the show in a real way and I want to help Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess with their relationship.'"
It sounds like he'll get a chance to do exactly that (because, really, who would deny Prince?), since in the "Party Time" episode Nick, Schmidt (Max Greenfield), Winston (Lamorne Morris) and Coach (Damon Wayans, Jr.) try to crash the fun.
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