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Prince Stars in Post-Super Bowl Episode of New Girl

NEW GIRL:  Music royalty Prince (L) makes a special guest appearance in the "Prince" episode of NEW GIRL airing Sunday, Feb. 2 (approx. 10:30-11:00 PM ET/7:30-8:00 PM PT), immediately after FOX Sports' coverage of SUPER BOWL XLVIII on FOX.  Also pictured:  Zooey Deschanel (L).  ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  FOX
Fox From left: Prince and Zooey Deschanel on Fox's "New Girl", on Feb. 2 , 2014.

The Purple One appeared in the Fox sitcom's post-Super Bowl episode

For anyone who was under a rock all weekend, a major event took place on Sunday night. No, not the Super Bowl. We’re talking about Prince’s appearance on Fox’s New Girl.

In the series’ post-Super Bowl episode, the singing legend played himself and spent time counseling Zooey Deschanel’s Jess on her relationship with Nick (Jake Johnson), eating pancakes, performing his new song “Don’t You Wanna Fall in Love Tonight?” and just otherwise being amazing.

Prince, who is a self-proclaimed fan of the series, apparently had input into the episode beyond his song. Before Prince’s appearance, Johnson told Entertainment Weekly that the singer’s people pre-approved the set decor “so it would befit The Purple One’s aesthetic.”

Also exciting for hardcore New Girl fans: Nick and Jess finally said “I love you” to each other.


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