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Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak Are Writing a Book About Their Complicated Relationship

Ryan Howard and Kelly Kapoor are getting back together in book form. According to the New York Daily News, former Office writers/stars and longtime friends and on-and-off romantic partners B.J. Novak and Mindy Kaling are set to write a book together about their relationship in a $7.5 million deal with Random House. The title of the book will reportedly be revealed on Saturday, May 30th at the duo's scheduled appearance at BookCon. Kaling also has a new book of essays coming out this September, while Novak published his second book, The Book with No Pictures, last year.

Fox Cancels 'The Mindy Project,' but Hulu Might Save It

The Mindy Project is no more — at least for now. According to Variety, Fox has decided to cancel the Mindy Kaling-created series after three seasons and a drop in viewers since it debuted in 2012. Thankfully for unhappy fans, Universal Television is reportedly in talks with Hulu to move The Mindy Project to streaming for two new seasons "and possibly more," so not all hope is lost for unhappy fans out there.

Mindy Kaling Turns the Tables in Her Anti-Advice Harvard Law Commencement Speech

Thanks to some help from MovingCommencementSpeeches.com, comedy TV star Mindy Kaling delivered an interesting speech to Harvard Law School graduates that's full of sweet Harvard burns ("You won't be able to buy a pickup truck rusty enough to distance yourself from this place"), and near the end, some serious talk about her family's very American Dream past. Considering Kaling is addressing a bunch of nerdy Harvard grads, she knew better than to drown them in a bunch of dramatic advice and instead did some proactive networking for her spectacular future divorce.

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.

Hulu Has Ordered a 26-Episode Fourth Season of 'The Mindy Project'

Fox may have canceled The Mindy Project, but the show isn't going away — instead, it's moving to Hulu, which has just picked up the show for a 26-episode fourth season. In addition, the first three seasons will be available exclusively on Hulu. Kaling had this to say: "I am thrilled The Mindy Project has found a new home on Hulu, where so many of our fans are already watching the show. It's such an exciting place to be." There's no word on when the new season will premiere.

Mindy Kaling Describes Her Drunken Night at Conan O'Brien's House

Mindy Kaling was a guest on last night's Conan, where she looked back on a girls' night she had with O'Brien's wife when he was out of town on a camping trip. It turns out that the assumptions she made back when she interned for Conan — that he lives in a huge, windowless, castle-like house with a giant-sized bed — didn't turn out to be true. Watch more from Kaling's interview below:

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, [...]

Mindy Kaling's Second Book 'Why Not Me?' Is Out September 29th

The fate of The Mindy Project is still up in the air, but in the meantime, Mindy Kaling has a new book in the works. Three years after publishing her bestselling book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), Kaling is set to publish her second book Why Not Me? on Tuesday, September 29th, and it's available now for pre-order. Here's an excerpt from the book's description:

In Why Not Me?, Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it’s falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person [...]

Fox Orders Six More Episodes of 'The Mindy Project'

The third season of The Mindy Project just got bigger. Variety reports that Fox has ordered an additional six episodes of the Mindy Kaling-created Tuesday night series, bringing its total season order up to 21 episodes (its first and second seasons had 22 and 24 episodes, respectively). Meanwhile, Fox's struggling freshman sitcom Mulaney has not been as lucky on Sunday nights between its chopped season order and time slot switch with Bob's Burgers.

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, [...]