Mindy Kaling is the funny lady who has played Kelly Kapoor on The Office for the past eight seasons, but now she’s moving past Dunder Mifflin for a whole new series on Fox. The Mindy Project will showcase Kaling’s skills in front of the camera and behind the scenes… but will the new show be worth losing the best gossip girl in Scranton?
Tale of the tape
Did Mindy Kaling Make The Right Choice?
|Dunder Mifflin's customer service rep wishes she was living Bridget Jones' life, and is more than a little obsessed with boys, dating and celebrity gossip.||MINDY'S CHARACTER||From the look of things, Mindy Lahiri, the skilled OB/GYN whose personal life is a total disaster, IS the woman Kelly wishes she was.|
|A paper company in Scranton, PA isn't the best place from which to spread your wings and fly...||THE WORKPLACE||Mindy co-owns a medical practice, so things are looking up (as long as she can get her career off the ground!)|
|The colorful crazies at Dunder Mifflin will probably be tough to beat, even with Michael Scott out of the picture.||THE CO-WORKERS||Mindy shares a practice with hot-headed Danny, bad news Jeremy and a bunch of potential scene-stealing supporters.|
|Office temp turned former VP of sales Ryan Howard was absolutely toxic for Kelly, but their off-and-off-again relationship was a hilarious trainwreck.||THE ROMANTIC INTERESTS||Mindy's trying her best to keep co-worker Jeremy Reed out of her bed, but she hasn't had much luck finding any "Mr. Right"s|
|Last year saw an extended guest stint for James Spader, who kind of overstayed his welcome.||THE GUEST STARS||The pilot alone promises turns from SNL's Bill Hader and Ed Helms (who, let's face it, is usually best in small doses).|
|Mindy Kaling not only played Kelly, but served as a chief writer for The Office for years... through the good times (Seasons 2 through 4), and the not-so-good.||WHO MADE IT?||Mindy is one funny lady, and she's totally running the show this time out! The last time we saw a spinoff from The Office, we got Parks and Recreation, possibly the funniest sitcom on TV... maybe lightning will strike twice?|
|The Office is still the reigning king of Thursday night comedy, and NBC isn't looking to change its coveted 9pm timeslot anytime soon.||WHEN IT'S ON||The Mindy Project will follow New Girl, another offbeat sitcom with a delightfully real-world female lead. The 9 to 10 block could be a great double dose of girl power!|
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