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Mike Schur Compares 'Parks and Rec', 'The Mindy Project', and 'The Office'

"We both came from the office-comedy world. You took the office-comedy world and said, 'I’m going to be a boy-crazy, high-achieving goofball, and the show is going to be like a second Office but the subject material is going to be much more about romantic life.' And then [with Parks and Recreation], I took the office-comedy world and just went into things that I was interested in, like government, public service, and high-minded achievements … we took the same setting and put our own spin on it."

-Mike Schur, co-creator of Parks and Recreation, in conversation with Mindy Kaling for Vulture, comparing his show to her show, The Mindy Project, and the [...]

Mindy Kaling and Lena Dunham Talk Comedy, Showrunning, and Fantasy Magazine Descriptions

"When Mindy Kaling arrived to the Chateau Marmont 30 minutes late, she apologized profusely and began dabbing ice water on a badly skinned knee. 'I thought I hit an old woman in the Loehmann's parking lot,' she said, a flush of perspiration on her cheeks and forehead. 'Turned out it was a sack of trash with a shawl draped on it. Got so mad at it that I kicked it, and this happened.' She gestured to her knee."

- Mindy Kaling imagines the intro to her celebrity InStyle profile in this delightful interview conducted by Lena Dunham for the Rookie: Yearbook Two.

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'The Mindy Project' on DVD

Look, we all know The Mindy Project has had some ups and downs (drastic casting changes, episodes airing out of order, etc.). But its merit exists not in the depth of its side characters, but in the journey the audience takes with Mindy as she stumbles her way through love, life, and a less-than-romantic job as an OB-GYN. The show flirts with stereotypes of rom-com love, only to shine light on how absurd it often can be (in the last episode, angry neighbors yell at Mindy for running down the street into her lover's arms in the middle of the night). Its strong writers (which includes Kaling, [...]

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: ‘Questions I Ask When I Want to Talk About Myself’ by Mindy Kaling

A lot of comedians write memoirs or make their own TV shows, but Mindy Kaling’s already done both of those so now she’s made some conversation cards, too. The box set, entitled Questions I Ask When I Want to Talk About Myself, comes with 50 cards suggesting topics to talk to people about, ranging from best friend rights and responsibilities to guys being perfect. Maybe this will be the hip new medium for comedians to put their comedy out on, or maybe it won’t, but either way this is something you’ll probably enjoy if you were a fan of Kaling’s recent bestselling memoir.

Seth Rogen to Guest on 'The Mindy Project'

The Mindy Project is adding another big-name guest star to its list: Seth Rogen. Fox announced today during the Television Critics Association tour today that Rogen will appear on the show's February 19th episode, entitled "The One That Got Away," as a guy who was Mindy Kaling's character Mindy Lahiri's first kiss. The two reunite decades after their Jewish summer camp romance and rekindle things. The Mindy Project has played host to a number of high-profile appearances from comedy people in its first season so far, including Ed Helms, Bill Hader, and Seth Meyers, with The Office alums BJ Novak and Ellie Kemper set to drop by for [...]

Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak Star in the Trailer for B.J. Novak's New Book

Here's the trailer for B.J. Novak's first book, a collection of short stories called One More Thing: Stories & Other Stories and is due out February 4th. The trailer stars Novak, his The Office costar Mindy Kaling, and also people who weren't on The Office.

We're Still Waiting For 'The Mindy Project' to Become Great

The Mindy Project airs Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. eastern on Fox. The season premiere is tonight, but you can watch it online sooner than that.

The Mindy Project premiered one year ago as a sitcom that attempted to bring a romcom to the small screen, focusing on Mindy Lahiri, an OB-GYN obsessed with romcoms. The show attempted to balance the screen time between Mindy’s personal life with her friends and paramours and the assorted weirdos and/or jerks with whom she shares an office. But as early as the third episode, changes were being made, and by the middle of the season, Anna Camp, Stephen Toblowsky, Tommy Dewey, [...]

'The Mindy Project's First Season Was Like A Box of Chocolates

The Mindy Project was one of the most exciting shows to watch this TV season, in an odd way. Each week, it seemed like you never knew what show you would get. Would it be the madcap meta-rom-com of the pilot, that leaned heavily on creator and star Mindy Kaling's persona? Would it be the more ensemble-driven, group outing episodes of the early season? Would it go for something heartfelt? Also, who would be in the cast?

Not that I know how producing a TV show works, but it was at least exciting to puzzle through The Mindy Project's weird revolving-door supporting cast this year. MADtv's Ike Barinholtz was [...]

Mindy Kaling Is Writing a Second Book and Will Appear in the 'Office' Finale

At a panel featuring the cast and crew of The Mindy Project at Los Angeles's PaleyFest this weekend, star/creator Mindy Kaling revealed she's working on her second book. Kaling says the untitled non-fiction book will cover "the high highs and low lows of the past 18 months," which she spent leaving her job of 8 years at The Office to star in her own ratings-challenged but successful series on Fox. She expects the book to be out in late 2014. When asked about The Office's hour-long series finale, which is set to air May 16th, Kaling confirmed she'll be appearing in the episode. "It’s really exciting," she told [...]

BJ Novak to Guest Star on 'The Mindy Project'

BJ Novak and Mindy Kaling are reuniting on The Mindy Project, Vulture reports. Novak is set to do a two-episode arc in which he plays "a charming Latin professor who bonds with Mindy over their love of a dead language," as people are wont to do.

Fox Is Taking 'Dads' Off the Schedule and Putting 'Mindy Project' on a Short Hiatus Early Next Year

Fox announced its midseason schedule yesterday, and Glee will soon be moving to Tuesdays at 8pm, the slot currently occupied by  freshman comedies Dads and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Brooklyn will be moved to The Mindy Project's slot at 9:30 after New Girl, sending Mindy on a two-month break and Dads will be taken off the schedule indefinitely despite the show having recently received a full season order. Mindy will air new episodes through January 28th and will return after Brooklyn finishes its season on April 1st. Brooklyn will take over its new timeslot on February 4th, and Dads' last schedule episode is set for February 11th.

Watch the Season 2 Premiere of 'The Mindy Project' with James Franco Right Now

Mindy Kaling's The Mindy Project doesn't start its second season until next Tuesday, but Fox released the season premiere online early this morning and you can watch the whole thing above. The premiere, entitled "All My Problems Solved Forever," picks up with Mindy and her minister boyfriend (guest star Anders Holt) living in Haiti, while Dr. Paul Leotard (guest star James Franco) becomes the practice's newest physician back in New York.

David Letterman Grills Mindy Kaling About Whether Steve Carell Is in the 'Office' Finale or Not

While Steve Carell has said he won't be returning as Michael Scott for The Office's finale May 16th, word came in a couple weeks ago that "producers mounted an 11th hour effort last month to coax Carell into making a cameo." Last night, David Letterman took the opportunity to grill Mindy Kaling on the matter, but didn't really get anything out of her. Any guesses on whether Michael Scott makes one last appearance or not?

Checking In with 'The Mindy Project' Halfway Through Season 1

It's been an unusual first season for The Mindy Project, with the show setting some kind of record for the insane amount of casting changes it's had so far. New shows sometimes have to make some minor casting tweaks a few episodes in, losing or gaining a character or two as the producers and network see fit. The Mindy Project, however, since its pilot has had three main cast members leave or have their roles downgraded and added one new character with two more new characters on the way in the second half of the season. That's not to say that the show's been a disaster – or anything close [...]