Prince to make a post-Super Bowl TV appearance

Prince performs at the Hop Farm festival at The Hop Farm on July 3, 2011, in Paddock Wood, England.  Getty Images

Fox's post-Super Bowl party will include Prince making a guest appearance on the comedy "New Girl."

In an episode of the show that will air directly after the big game next month, Zooey Deschanel's character is invited to a mansion party hosted by Prince -- a party her friends are determined to crash.

Fox will also air an episode of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" that night after "New Girl," with the show fresh off its Golden Globe award for best comedy.

The Super Bowl is traditionally the most-watched TV event of the year, so the time slots after it are considered prime real estate. Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform the halftime show -- and there are several other gigs lined up around that time with a Time Warner Cable Studios appearance by Drake, Diddy and Kings of Leon.

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