'The Office': Mindy Kaling Returning For Season 9

07/23/2012 12:18 pm ET | Updated Jul 23, 2012

Kelly Kapoor hasn't packed up her boxes on "The Office" yet.

Mindy Kaling will be returning to "The Office" for Season 9, she revealed at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Monday.

"I got so attached to that character, even though I only got maybe one line per episode," Kaling told the audience with a laugh. "It'll be nice to see what happens with Kelly."

Although it looked like Kaling would be leaving "The Office" entirely due to her new Fox comedy, "The Mindy Project," Kaling will return for the Season 9 premiere of "The Office" and probably for another episode. Earlier on Monday, Vulture reported that Kaling's Kelly Kapoor would be in at least two "Office" episodes. The capacity of her appearances is unclear as of now.

Before its renewal, there were talks of a "Office" reboot with new characters. With all the casting shake-ups, it seems "The Office's" familiar faces Ed Helms, Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski are set to return for Season 9.

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