Why Is Prince Guest Starring On ‘New Girl?’

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014

Prince on 'New Girl'

When he’s not slaying stages, putting together unforgettable stage costumes and maintaining mystery, Prince is curled up on his tour bus watching New Girl. That’s right: your favorite rock star just wants Nick and Jess to stay together.

According to E! Online, the singer is appearing on the post-Superbowl episode because he’s a “huge fan” and wants to help out the fictional couple  “in a real way.”

“He knows everything about the show. He contacted Zooey [Deschanel] and Hannah [Simone] directly and asked to do [it]. He’s a Nick and Jess shipper!,” ” says executive producer Brett Baer.

Actor Jake Johnson (Nick) also dished on the Purple One’s cameo at FOX’s recent TCA press tour.

“Here’s the reality, which is really neat: Prince came on and he’s really nice and he told us he was a fan of the show. And his whole group, like he travels with the whole band, they all watch the show. It was really neat because we’re all such big fans of him.”

Prince’s role will involve him helping Nick and Jess work out their issues by “getting to Jess and trying to bring out this inner part of her that hadn’t been brought to the forefront.”

Talk about must-see TV! The episode will air on FOX after the Superbowl on Sunday, February 2.

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