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Will Mindy Kaling Leave The Office? Fox Picks Up Her Comedy, The Mindy Project

Congratulations are in order for The Office star Mindy Kaling! No, the accomplished funny lady is not getting her own Office spin-off, as has been rumored for Rainn Wilson. She's landed a comedy written by and starring her on FOX!

The half-hour show is called The Mindy Project, and according to Universal TV (who is producing the show), it's about a "young Bridget Jones-type doctor trying to navigate both her personal and professional lives." And by doctor, they mean gynecologist. Sounds ripe for hilarity, right?

Mindy will have a couple more familiar Office faces working on the comedy with her: BJ Novak (Ryan Howard) will serve as he executive co-producer, and according to Entertainment Weekly, Ed Helms (Andy Bernard) will appear as a "potential love interest" for Mindy's character, Kia. Other big guest stars include Bill Hader (SNL) as an “upbeat, humble, almost infinitely appealing boy-next-door type" and Richard Schiff (The West Wing) as a "a menschy but accomplished OBGYN.” Our assessment of the show so far? We can't wait to see it!

Does this good news mean the best-selling author/Emmy award-winning writer/blogger/actress will be leaving The Office? Multiple sources are claiming she'll be out before Season 9!

Source: Deadline Hollywood, Entertainment Weekly

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05.10.2012 / 05:21 AM EDT by Wetpaint Staff
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