Katy Perry to Guest Star on “Raising Hope”
The Firework singer will guest-star in the premiere of RAISING HOPE airing Tuesday, March 6 8:00-8:30 PM ET on FOX. In the “Single White Female Role Model” episode, Perry will play Rikki, a prison attendant who claims to be a friend from Sabrina’s (Shannon Woodward) past.
“Shannon Woodward told me that her friend Katy was interested in doing an episode and I thought, ‘Why not? Let’s do your friend Katy a favor,’” said executive producer Greg Garcia. “Then she came in and did a terrific job. She was hilarious. And now people are telling me that Katy is also a singer. I sincerely hope that her appearance on the show helps her get her singing career off the ground. It’s a tough business.”
“Shannon Woodward is my best friend,” said Perry. “A couple weeks ago, I was home, just toasting up a frozen chicken fillet when she called me up and asked if I wanted to do something ‘fun’ for a change and try out a guest role on her TV show. I thought, ‘Sure, I have nothing else to do, and I like chillin’ with my best friend.’ Greg was nice, but I hope he’s not secretly sabotaging my potential future career by type-casting me in the role of just a looker, so that I would never be able to play anything more challenging.”
In the all-new episode, Sabrina is arrested after participating in an Occupy Natesville protest and is sentenced to two weeks in prison. Rikki (Perry), the prison attendant, will stop at nothing to make Sabrina’s stay in the slammer as dreadful as possible, until she remembers their childhood friendship.