The New FOX Tuesday lineup has made quite a splash this fall season with the new show, The Mindy Project. Created by Mindy Kaling, the show has already received an order for nine more episodes this season.
Tonight, The Mindy Project returns at 9:30 p.m. with the episode, "Halloween." Kaling recently took the time to speak with press about her popular new series, where she discussed wearing multiple hats as the show's star, creator, and executive producer; if she would like her former Office co-stars to appear on her show; and shared some scoop about tonight's episode.
In the last episode we saw, you kind of had a nice little spark with Tommy Dewey, who played Josh. I know he's back in the next episode. Is this going to be a little romance that we're going to see play out for a little bit?
It is. I just shot with him last night, and I'm shooting with him again today. It's been really fun shooting with Tommy, because on the surface, he just looks like this handsome, 90210 kind of character, but we're playing him as a little bit of a weirdo. He is a weirdo; he comes out a little strong, he's a little off-putting. And to me, seeing people like that redeem themselves is much more appealing than kind of just - a lot of romantic comedies use this kind of generic, boring, kind of good looking love interest, and he's certainly the anti that.
Since you wear so many hats on The Mindy Project, what is it like to be you in a typical day, right now?
Typical day? Typical day is I wake up between 5:30 and 6:00 in the morning. I walk like a zombie to my shower and take a shower. I have [a lot of] family and friends on the East Coast, so I'll answer texts from them. Drive to work, listen to some Justin Timberlake in the car on the way there. Hair and makeup. My God, this is so boring, I can't believe it.
I check in with the writers. They get in around 10 a.m., and I've been acting for a couple hours and am always excited to see them, because when I get to work, it's like a ghost town. It's like The Walking Dead when I first show up. There's nobody, except for me, so I wait until they get there a little while later.