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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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kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 8 years
Mindy is so frakkin awesome, I can't wait for the new show. I also glad she won't be leaving The Office. Kelly is such a highlight.
La-Tua-Cantante La-Tua-Cantante 8 years
She's so funny! She needs more scenes in The Office.
sandy82 sandy82 8 years
this is great news! she is so funny!
redfiretruck redfiretruck 8 years
i absolutely adore her! and also, though her blog isn't updated frequently, her twitter definitely is- and that keeps me happy =)
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
Yay! That'd be so cool, I love her!
catstarr catstarr 8 years
She's my favorite celebrity that I follow on twitter. I think she's funnier than Tina Fey in some ways.... one thing is for sure, she's got a long career ahead of her.
Tech Tech 8 years
I'm obsessed with her. And also very upset about her blog not being updated lately!
emms emms 8 years
I would love to see her play another character besides Kelly because I can't picture her as any other type of person!
deanna024 deanna024 8 years
Love her, love her on The Office. I was so happy she was in last week's episode more than the previous ones.
ivygreene ivygreene 8 years
I can't wait to see more of her -- so funny!
Karelynn Karelynn 8 years
Sounds cool. I'm interested to see what she comes up with.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
I love her. She is so JLo :ROTFL:
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