Mindy Kaling returning to The Office Season 9

Vulture reports that Mindy Kaling will return for The Office Season 9:

… Kaling and the producers of The Office have worked out a deal for the actress to return to the NBC comedy for at least two episodes of the show’s ninth season.

The Wrap reports more details:

“I think I’m going to be in the premiere, and maybe another episode,” [Mindy] said. “I got attached to that character. It’s fun to see what’s going to happen to Kelly.”

The overlap between “The Office” and “The Mindy Project” doesn’t end there: “Office” star Ed Helms will also appear on the new show’s premiere. And “Office” co-creator Greg Daniels will direct an episode of “The Mindy Project.”


  1. GREAT. I hope they send her off in a hilarious way that does the character of Kelly Kapor justice!

  2. Yeah! Kelly is one of my favorite characters! Wish she were going to be in more. Will catch her new show, too (hopefully it won’t feel like I’m cheating on The Office! :)

  3. This seems more like a backup plan should her new show fail rather than any creative reason to give Kelly a proper send off.

  4. Yay! I hope that Kelly marries the rich doctor, has lots of babies and gets to spend her days shopping as a housewife on “The Real Housewives of Scranton.”;)

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