Today in Mindy Kaling: Fox Buys More ‘The Mindy Project’ and Anne Hathaway Is Cast in Kaling’s New Movie
It’s a banner day for The Office/The Mindy Project star and writer Mindy Kaling, as Fox has just picked up her new series, The Mindy Project, for a full season, along with fellow freshman sitcom Ben and Kate, and Oscar-nominated actress Anne Hathaway has been cast as the lead in The Low Self Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie, the first movie she’s written. Kaling penned the Lizzie Gillespie script with fellow Office writer Brent Forrester, and she is likely to play a supporting role. Fox has picked up The Mindy Project for a full 22 episodes (the original season one order was for 13) and Ben and Kate for 19, which is good news considering that these are two of the better new network sitcoms this season. These are the third and fourth new sitcoms to be given full season orders so far, after NBC’s Go On and The New Normal, with the casts and crews of other freshman comedies Partners, The Neighbors, Animal Practice, and Guys with Kids probably seething with jealousy.