‘The Mindy Project’ First Trailer is Adorkable
Not one to be outdone by all of NBC’s fancy new trailers and announcements at their Upfront presentation today, FOX has decided to get in on the game (on the heels of their big ‘Glee‘ announcement) by releasing a first-look trailer at Mindy Kaling‘s upcoming sitcom, titled (for now) ‘The Mindy Project.’ But what ‘The Office‘ and ‘SNL‘ alum show their faces?
Currently titled ‘The Mindy Project’ (they’ll have a rough time changing it now, with the title plastered on all the promotional material) and formerly ‘It’s Messy,’ Mindy Kaling and FOX’s new series has finally opted to give us our first look at Kaling’s “adorkable” (you know the reviews are going to say it somewhere) OB/GYN character and her ‘Bridget Jones’-style escapades as a single woman. There’s even an embarrassing party incident and everything!
Whatever the show ends up calling itself, Kaling’s pilot, executive produced by ‘The Office’ co-star B.J. Novak and which will likely somehow facilitate the exit of her ‘Office’ character Kelly Kapoor,’ has been said to follow ‘Bridget Jones’-esque OB/GYN Mindy (formerly Mira) as she navigates her personal and professional lives. Another of Kaling’s current ‘Office’ co-stars Ed Helms will play the pilot role of Dennis, a potential love interest of Kaling’s character, and a Wall Street analyst who goes on a blind date with her.
The pilot also boasts Richard Schiff as a “menschy” OB/GYN alongside Kaling, as well as ‘Saturday Night Live‘ veteran Bill Hader to play Mira’s ex-boyfriend Tom, described as an “upbeat, humble, almost infinitely appealing boy-next-door type who has such perfect chemistry with Kaling’s character that it feels nearly too good to be true. Mira sees him as the living breathing equivalent of an early 80’s Tom Hanks.” Judging by the footage, Tom doesn’t seem to be in a good place to date Kaling, but all three guest stars can be seen in the trailer below!
Check out the new trailer for ‘The Mindy Project,’ and tell us what you thought in the comments!