YAY! Mindy Kaling’s new show (formerly “It’s Messy”) has received a “series order” from FOX. I’m sad that she is leaving The Office, but I think she is getting off the Titanic and onto a 5 Star Cruiseliner. If you only know Mindy from The Office, you have to read her book! If you read her book, you will learn that her mother was an OBGYN. Inspiration for her character? I think so!
Also, Bill Hader! And Richard Schiff! And Ed Helms! I think they are only guesting for the pilot though. It was definitely a little weird to see Kelly and Andy on a date.
Premiering in the fall (set to air on Tuesdays at 9:30 PM ET/PT), the show features Kaling as an obsessed-with-but-still-unlucky-in-love doctor, with some apparently self-destructive habits and pervasive insecurities. While the trailer does fly high on the powers of femininity, it’s not something that men won’t find entertaining. It doesn’t matter what gender you are, there’s nothing unfunny about Mindy Kaling backpedaling after inviting Ed Helms to sleep with her on the first date.
So, about a month ago there was a “sponsored” post on Jezebel advertising Mindy Kaling’s new book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, and it had an excerpt (on friendship) read by Ms. Kaling herself. I cannot find this post anymore 😦
But, I found a different passage (on exercise), to post. Thanks trusty Youtube!
Also, Mindy Kaling has been touring the press and offering up some insider Office info and some back story on how she ended up in showbiz.
If you want some insight into Kaling’s own hobbies, you may want to follow her voluminous and wildly entertaining Twitter feed, or visit her website, The Concerns of Mindy Kaling, where traces of the Kelly Kapoor persona are prominent.