How ‘New Girl’ landed the greatest guest star in history

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Forget Manic Pixie Dream Girl — I think Zooey Deschanel might be a straight up wizard. Surely only a powerful spell could explain how she got Prince, m-f-in’ Prince, to guest star on her sitcom “New Girl.” Even more indicative of sorcery? Apparently it was his idea.

Prince is set to appear in the post-Super Bowl episode of “New Girl,” during which he’ll help Jess (Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) with their relationship. Producer Brett Baer told E! News that Prince is a huge fan of the show, and of Jess and Nick’s love affair in particular. “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.”

“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 said.

Finkel, presumably after confirming with a bunch of people that he didn’t dream of Prince asking to counsel his sitcom characters, agreed. Man, is there anything Zooey Deschanel’s big blue eyes can’t do? Maybe she should bat them at Kim Jong-un and get him to stop executing his uncles.



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