Prince is set to make a cameo appearance on 'New Girl'.

The 'Purple Rain' hitmaker will be making his TV debut on the upcoming Super Bowl episode of the hit FOX sitcom, which stars Zooey Deschanel as loveable Jess Day.

The singer is set to cause drama between fan favourite pairing Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess (Zooey Deschanel), according to

A show source told the website: ''Prince actually reached out to the show. He is a big fan and wanted to do it. We were blown away and agreed immediately.''

The episode is said to be centred around Prince's infamous star-studded house parties and could feature a live performance from the star.

Hannah Simon, who plays Jess' sexy sidekick CeCe on the show, also hinted last night (12.12.13) there would be a ''big deal'' announcement about the series.

She wrote on Twitter: ''Big Deal Alert! Exciting news coming tomorrow..... (sic)''

'New Girl' has previously seen celebrity cameos from the likes of Taylor Swift and Jamie Lee Curtis, while Justin Long had a recurring role as a love interest for Jess.