Fox Picks Up Mindy Kaling Pilot

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Writer and actress Mindy Kaling, best known for writing for and playing Kelly Kapoor on The Office, will have her own show on Fox in the fall. The show, tentatively titled It’s Messy, will star Kaling as a doctor, and will focus on both her personal and professional lives.

Kaling is also an executive producer of the show, which Fox is expected to pair with the Zooey Deschanel-starring New Girl. Kaling, in addition to her TV work, authored last year’s well-received memoir Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me, and has also appeared in supporting roles in several recent movies, as well as her entertaining Twitter feed. 

Also on Fox’s fall schedule is The Goodwin Games, a new family comedy from How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.

UPDATE: The title of the show has been changed to The Mindy Project. Good move.

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