Though ratings for Brooklyn Nine Nine began soft, the show has seen a steady rise in the weeks leading up to the fall finale, and given the critical buzz on the show, Fox believes they have a future hit on their hands. They’re using their post-Super Bowl spot to hasten the rise of the sitcom (nominated for a Golden Globe this morning), highlighting both New Girl Andy Samberg’s series to strengthen their otherwise weak sitcom offerings.
Today, both shows announced they’d be adding yet another reason to stick around after the Denver Broncos win the Super Bowl: Prince will make an appearance on New Girl and Adam Sandler will be playing himself in Brooklyn Nine Nine. Ideally, Prince will be brought on to perform the “Bat Dance” by way of introducing Schmidt’s hero, Michael Keaton.
According to E!, Prince actually requested an appearance on New Girl while Sandler agreed to appear only if he’s offered a large sum of money, is not required to make an effort to memorize any lines, and is allowed to bring along Kevin James, Chris Rock, or Rob Schneider to keep him company.