Mindy Kaling’s new sitcom will be picked up for the 2012-2013 television season, Fox announced on Wednesday. The actress, producer and writer is best known for playing hilarious Kelly Kapoor on “The Office,” but she will now have a chance to shine in a lead role. The new sitcom, reportedly titled “The Mindy Project,” will star Kaling as an OB-GYN “who’s trying to get her life in order.” If the thought of Kaling getting her own show isn't enough to get you excited, Ed Helms and Bill Hader will be guest starring in the show’s pilot episode.
More Mindy Kaling sounds like all kinds of excellent to us. Plus, "Girls" creator and star Lena Dunham agrees! She even tweeted her congratulations to Kaling Thursday:
@mindykaling I cannot wait to watch every week wearing a pore strip and cheering my head off. Love love love.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) May 10, 2012
In anticipation of “The Mindy Project” premiere, which won’t happen until the fall, we’ve come up with seven things we hope to see on Kaling’s new show.
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B.J. Novak and Ellie Kemper, Kaling's undeniably adorable "Office" co-stars, are two of her close friends, and Novak is also an executive producer on Kaling's new show. Doesn't seem like too much to ask for a cameo from these two once in awhile.
Mindy Kaling loves musicals -- and so do we! Just check out her brilliant webisode about Kelly and Erin's girl band, <a href="http://www.subtlesexuality.com/main.shtml" target="_hplink">Subtle Sexuality</a>. We want to see more of this on "The Mindy Project."
This photo, taken from the back of Kaling's book, "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?," is just brilliant. More please.
We all know how much Dunham's character on "Girls," Hannah Horvath, loves to gossip with her gynecologist. Dunham will chat with Kaling about "Forrest Gump," Kaling with discuss "You've Got Mail."
In her book, Kaling has a whole chapter on "Revenge Fantasies While Jogging." We want to see some of these fantasies enacted -- while she gets a great workout.
Mindy once <a href="http://nymag.com/arts/tv/features/68291/" target="_hplink">expressed to <em>New York Magazine</em></a> that she was dreaming of playing a character in a pencil skirt: "Right now, I'm hankering for new adventures ... Ninety percent of the time I'm having romantic-comedy fantasies in which I'm wearing little pencil skirts and hurrying down to the subway." We hope her new show realizes all of her sartorial fantasies.
Mindy Kaling happens to be a big basketball fan -- <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/mindykaling/status/188474070009004032" target="_hplink">especially the L.A. Lakers</a>. We'd like to see her drop her knowledge with some other sports-loving ladies on TV.