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First Look: The Mindy Project Already Looks Like Must-Watch TV (VIDEO)

We already had a girl crush on Mindy Kaling from The Office, but after watching the official trailer for her upcoming Fox show, The Mindy Project (Fall 2012), our crush has turned into a full-on love affair.

In the trailer below, we noticed that all of the annoying quirks about Mindy’s Office character, Kelly Kapoor, have vanished. Instead of the chick lit-loving, romance-obsessed Kelly, whose religion was based on Katherine Heigl rom-coms, Mindy’s new character is intelligent (she’s a doctor), realistic (she rolls her eyes at cheesy pick-up lines), and self-aware. Maybe a little too self-aware. But aren’t we all?

But this Mindy is also a little clueless. In one standout snippet, Mindy’s dressed up for a date wearing one of those gold, bedazzled blouses that women’s magazines love to tout as “Holiday Sparkle.” Her hot co-worker Clayton (played by Chris Messina, who we will always remember as Claire’s future husband, Ted, from Six Feet Under) tells her guys don’t like what girls think is sexy, and asks if she’s meeting Elton John at a New Year’s party.

All in all, we’re excited for Mindy, which is slated to air after New Girl in the fall.

Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @MollyFriedman.

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05.15.2012 / 08:43 PM EDT by Molly Friedman
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