Here’s some news you can use— according to New York mag/Vulture’s Margaret Lyons, ”The Ten Most Promising Pilots of 2012" includes a brown candidate:
Untitled Mindy Kaling Project, Fox It’s the funniest pilot script we read this year, and one of the stronger contenders in recent memory. Kaling stars as a smart, skilled doctor whose love life is a mess, but she only kinda cares about fixing it. Get ready for a huge wave of “Mindy Kaling Is the New Face of Feminist Comedy” stories, because … she is.
Kaling currently stars as “Kelly Kapoor" on NBC’s "The Office"; in her new project she’ll play a Bridget Jones/OB-GYN mashup. I’m sick of reading that comparison by the way, how about you? Anytime someone with a vagina is single, it’s "Bridget Jones"-revisited! Brunch, shoes or New York? "Sex and The City"!
Anyway, a few weeks ago, Entertainment Weekly published an exclusive revealing that Ed Helms and Bill Hader would both be guest stars on the show:
First, Kaling’s The Office co-star Ed Helms is in the show as a potential love interest. He’ll play Dennis, a Wall Street analyst who goes on a blind date with Kaling’s character Mira.
Next, Saturday Night Live and Superbad veteran Bill Hader has joined the pilot to play Kaling’s ex-boyfriend Tom. He’s described as “upbeat, humble, almost infinitely appealing boy-next-door type who has such perfect chemistry with Kaling’s character that it feels nearly too good to be true. Mira sees him as the living breathing equivalent of an early 80’s Tom Hanks.”
Why would “Tom”/Bill Hader be her ex- if he’s that great? And why are none of her love interests suitable boys? Chee! Still, I can’t wait to see this.
Now if you’ll excuse me, writing this post has reminded me that I haven’t downloaded Kaling’s book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) yet. I know, I know…you’ve already read it. Well, pin a rose to your nose, sparky. While you were getting all comedic memoir with it, some of us were obsessed with snarks and grumpkins.