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Office Writer-Actress Mindy Kaling Signs Deal to Write and Star in New Show for NBC

Will Mindy Kaling Be the Next Tina Fey?


Look out, America: Mindy Kaling is launching her takeover. The writer and actress — best known as Kelly Kapoor from The Office — has just signed a big deal with NBC that means she'll keep writing for and appearing on The Office while developing a potential new sitcom in which she'd be the star.

But wait, it gets better. Kaling — who also writes a funny blog that she hasn't updated in way too long — might want that show to be a buddy comedy about women, in the vein of Flight of the Conchords. Apparently, one of her pre-Office writing jobs was a pilot for the WB about two best friends straight out of college, and she's "always wanted to do another show about women."

Gotta say, I love this news. Kaling's hilarious and adorable, and I could definitely see her following in Fey's footsteps. It's also a relief to know she won't be leaving The Office anytime soon, because every time Kelly turns up, it's golden. What do you make of this deal?

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