'New Girl' fan Prince to bless show with his presence
January 14th, 2014
01:36 PM ET

'New Girl' fan Prince to bless show with his presence

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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  1. Jesus Garcia


    January 20, 2014 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rock

    Do they make guitars small enough for that guy to use?

    January 20, 2014 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. Pliny

    Name one piece of prince-music from the last 15 years that anyone can remember.

    January 17, 2014 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nick

      I can't name any Prince, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Who, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty. U2, Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, The Kinks, Rush or Pearl Jam songs from in the past 15 years anyone might know. I wonder if any artist with a current hit will have any hits 15 years from now; or even have the career of any of the bands I named.

      January 21, 2014 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. Meh

    Prince eh?...hmmm How obscure

    January 17, 2014 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  5. Tom

    Prince ? Next.

    January 15, 2014 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Peace ☮

    He asked to be on the show? He must not be very busy these days.

    January 15, 2014 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. derp

    Prince is what being immeasurably cool is all about.

    January 14, 2014 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |

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