TV Review: THE MINDY PROJECT – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Mindy Kaling in THE MINDY PROJECT - Season 1 | ©2012 Fox/Mary Ellen Matthews

Stars: Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Anna Camp, Zoe Jarman, Amanda Setton, Stephen Tabolowsky, Ike Barinholtz Writer: Mindy Kaling Director: Charles McDougall Network: Fox, airs Tuesday nights Original Telecast: September 25, 2012 Mindy Kaling is a love her or hate her performer. As a writer and actress on the long-running THE OFFICE, she was great in short spurts as the self-absorbed Kelly Kapoor. Now that’s she’s branched off and created a new series for herself with THE MINDY PROJECT, it’s clear Kaling is sometimes better in those small spurts. I know there are many people who absolutely love this […]Read On »

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TCA 2012: NBC talks about passing on THE MINDY PROJECT and having it land at Fox

Mindy Kaling in THE MINDY PROJECT - Season 1 | ©2012 Fox/Autumn De Wilde

It’s rare for a series to be created by one network and then set up at another, but that’s what happened with the new comedy series THE MINDY PROJECT from THE OFFICE actor-writer-producer Mindy Kaling. The series almost made the cut on the Peacock Network schedule, but when it was passed on, it was instantly set up at Fox for a fall birth. At NBCUniversal’s Summer 2012 Press Tour, NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke addressed the network shift for the series. “We developed THE MINDY PROJECT and loved it at the network,” Salke reveals. “We felt like, knock on wood, […]Read On »

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TCA 2012: THE MINDY PROJECT star Mindy Kaling on her new Fox series

Chris Messina, Mindy Kaling and Ed Weeks in THE MINDY PROJECT - Season 1 | ©2012 Fox/Autumn De Wilde

After spending eight seasons on THE OFFICE as a writer, producer and performer, Mindy Kaling is now headlining a new Fox comedy that she created and stars in called THE MINDY PROJECT. In the series, she plays an OB/GYN who discovers that love is not the way it’s portrayed in romantic movies. In many ways, she feels her character on the show is very similar to Michael Scott (Steve Carell) from THE OFFICE. The fun thing about this character, not unlike Michael Scott in some ways, is she wants to be a better person,” says Kaling, while talking about the […]Read On »

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Breaking News: Mindy Kaling will return for THE OFFICE Season 9 premiere – TCA 2012

Mindy Kaling in THE MINDY PROJECT - Season 1 | ©2012 Fox/Autumn De Wilde

After playing Kelly Kapoor for eight seasons on NBC’s THE OFFICE, Mindy Kaling is moving on to THE MINDY PROJECT, a show she created and stars in for the Fox network and which debuts in the fall. However, the fate of Kelly will actually have some closure, as the actress explained while at Fox’s Summer TCA session for her new series. “I’m heading back [to THE OFFICE] and I think I will be in premiere, which I’m excited about, and maybe another episode,” reveals Kaling. “That was great. I got attached to that character even though I had a line […]Read On »

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