Prince to appear alongside Zooey Deschanel in ‘New Girl’ sitcom

The legendary musician will be hosting one of his pajama dance parties in the episode

Prince is set to appear in a forthcoming episode of the Zooey Deschanel-starring New Girl.

Idolator reports that Prince himself contacted the show’s producers and asked if he could appear in the series, as he was such a big fan. He pitched them an idea which involved one of his pajama dance parties and was given the go-ahead. The episode will air Stateside on the Fox network on February 2, 2014.

In October of this year Prince hosted a special gig called ‘The Breakfast Experience Pajama Dance Party’ at Paisley Park Studio, his home and personal recording complex. Attendees were required to come dressed in sleepwear and the flyer for the event advised: “Dress 2 impress – keep it classy!” Prince himself chose to wear a silk robe over a pair of My Little Pony pajamas.

Meanwhile, Prince could be set to feature on Rita Ora‘s next album, according to the London-based pop singer. Speaking to The Mirror, Ora said that the pair had “definitely done some music together”. She commented: “I have met him and I have had the honour of being in the same studio with him. We messed around with some music together and you know, I can’t believe he can play so many instruments. All I can say is we’ve definitely done some music together.”

Last month Prince shared a new track titled ‘Da Bourgeoisie’ on Twitter. He has been releasing a slew of material online in recent months via his 3rdEyeGirl website. Earlier this year, the singer and his new band embarked on a theatre tour of North America, with gigs in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Las Vegas, San Diego, Anaheim and Denver. They played two shows a night at most venues. Prince also made an appearance earlier this year on Janelle Monae’s album ‘The Electric Lady’, duetting with the singer on the track ‘Givin Em What They Love’.