Mindy Kaling to develop her own comedy show

From Variety:

NBC has Tina Fey-style plans for “The Office’s” Mindy Kaling, signing the multihyphenate to an overall deal with the Peacock and Universal Media Studios.

Under terms of the two-year, seven-figure deal, Kaling will continue to write for and appear on “The Office” next season while simultaneously developing a comedy in which she would also star.

Congratulations, Mindy!

Link: Mindy Kaling cues NBC deal

Tipster: Susy


  1. YAH! I love Mindy Kaling so much and I can totally seeing her successful with her own show.

  2. awesome! i always loved mindy kaling and always wished she should be on televison more.I am really looking forward to her new show!

  3. YAY! As long as there still be some Kelly and Ryan awesomeness to be had, I’ll be extremely happy.

  4. Congrats Mindy! She is my favorite writer (very close with Steve though) and definitely deserves it SO MUCH. I’m so happy for her, couldn’t have happened to a nicer person.

  5. Awesome, awesome! I lovve her writing. Can’t wait to see how this all unfolds for her… wishing her all the success she deserves!

  6. Already SO excited for this I love her writing as well as her acting she’s impossible not to adore, this is sure to be a great show!

  7. I already know I will watch this show religously. Mindy you are my idol, my girl-crush, and a certified comedic genius.

  8. Mindy is awesome, and I’m interested to see what direction her new show will take.

  9. This makes me so happy. I feel like Mindy is SO relatable to a huge demographic that has been under-served in the medium of television. I know I will love whatever she does, even if it’s just talking about shopping!

  10. I LOVE that she is getting some personal recognition! Way to go and congrats! Will be watching for your show!

  11. Mindy is a very talented writer so I’m really looking forward to the new show! Good luck Mindy, our balls are in your court!

  12. Congrats to Mindy. Moment of pause for “The Office” as in if her show get’s developed, and her time is taken away from “The Office”. I hope Greg Daniels has some superb writing talent in the wings. Mindy has written some of the BEST Office stuff. (speaking of Season 7 of course as it says she’ll be around for season 6)

  13. Wow – congratulations, Mindy!! Very well-deserved. It always makes me happy when true talent doesn’t go unrecognized.

  14. Mindy is obviously an incredibly multi-talented woman, and I’m thrilled that NBC recognizes it. You go, girl! Congrats!

  15. Yay! Congratulations to Mindy! I for one will watch anything written by or starring Mindy – she’s fantastic.

  16. Congratulations Mindy! That is so exciting! I hope Kelly is still on The Office, though, but I know her new show will be B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

  17. A-W-E-*clap clap*-S-O-M-E!!!! From one Mindy to another, Way to go, Congrats! (seven figures that’s alot of guacamole)

  18. WOW! This is truly AH-MAY-ZING! news for Mindy! I will most DEFINITELY be watching her show! This is so wonderful for her, and us, for getting a new show like that!

    But for the Office…it just increases my prayers that the show will end at season 6. I really can’t see the Office still being good w/out Daniels, Shur, NOR Kaling, and I REALLY REALLY REALLY want the Office to end on a good note.

  19. Mindy, you rock! Congratulations on this wonderful opportunity, and know for sure that I will keep up the entire way! I can’t wait to see where this goes!

  20. Yeah Mindy! The entertainment industry needs more lady-power; I’m so tickled for her!

  21. This is really exciting! With the growing opportunities for the people involved in The Office, I also hope that season 6 will be the last. It almost feels blasphemous to say that, but this is a show that I WANT to miss terribly when it’s gone. I think that if the Office gang come together for one last season before other commitments pull them apart, it could be a LEGENDARY end to an unbelievable series.

  22. I may be the only one here who doesn’t think this is a good idea. Next year will be S6, right? IIRC, the contracts are for seven seasons (that used to be pretty standard). Why can’t TPTB wait until TO has run its course and gone off to syndication heaven?

    I think Mindy’s talented and all, but this is jumping the gun. Working on one show all the while planning and getting a different show off the ground?

    I will quote Dwight to reflect my feelings toward NBC, “Idiot.”

  23. Writers pull simultaneous projects all the time, I think success is a definite possibility. The only thing I’d be worried about is all these spin-off shows. I love this mockumentary style, I’d hate for it to get diluted and old by making a ton of shows with that style it in one sitting.

  24. #32 – I’m with you on this completely. I just hope the Office goes off the air before we get to characters leaving the show for good and stuff.

  25. This news made my day! I am so happy for Mindy! I have thought since Season 1 that Mindy Kaling is one of the absolute funniest and smartest women in Hollywood. I adore everything about her and I wish her all of the very best. Go Mindy! You rock!

  26. Congratulations Mindy Kaling and lots of success! I’ll watch it! Just don’t neglect your Office sassy duties!

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