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Nellie: You guys give the best Mindy Project spoilers. What’s coming up?
Flattery gets you everywhere. We probably look really skinny today, too, right? Anyway, guess who’s coming back into Mindy’s life? Tom (Bill Hader), aka the man whose wedding caused her to have a meltdown in the pilot. He’ll pop back up near the end of the season when Mindy runs into him at a frat party (don’t ask, you’ll just have to see the episode), and now it’s his life that’s a mess. Will Mindy want to pick up the pieces? We’ll just say there is definitely a tender moment between them during the party.
SO HAPPY The Mindy Project was renewed! Can we have some scoop to celebrate? — Lauren
An upcoming episode is going to find Mindy taking in a young protege named Katie, whose first day duties will include comforting Mindy, who receives some bad personal news; accompanying the doctor to a frat party; and watching her work a stripper pole.
#1.24 – “Take Me With You” – When Mindy decides to go to Haiti on a volunteer mission with Casey, Danny and his ex-wife, Christina, throw a party for them that they will never forget.
Strap on some goggles, pump up your tires and grab some Gatorade: In this Tuesday’s episode (Fox, 9:30/8:30c), The Mindy Project is taking on a triathlon.
Here, executive producer Matt Warburton gives TVLine some inside intel on the charity event-turned-vicious rivalry (midwifing Deslauriers, you’re going down!), the office shake-up that precedes it (poor Morgan) and how both Danny and Mindy react to the not-so-coincidental return of the former Mrs. Castellano (hint: One of them thinks “it’s the most interesting thing in the world”).
TVLINE | We get to know more about Danny’s ex-wife Christina, played by Big Love‘s Chloe Sevigny, in this episode. What can you tell us about how they relate to each other after all this time apart?
Given how big of a deal Christina has always been to Danny, I think what’s interesting is how unpredictable his reaction about her coming back is. Sometimes when you haven’t seen someone in a while, you build up this version of them that isn’t quite them anymore. And then when you actually see the person again, you’re surprised by how you react. That, I think, is the biggest shock to Danny when Christina comes back. And the biggest shock to Mindy, for example, who’s always wondered about this person – as fascinated as she is by Danny – she sees Christina as this key to unlocking this crazy weirdo that she’s obsessed with. Watching Danny’s reaction to Christina? To Mindy, it’s like watching the most interesting thing in the world.
NBC has announced an hour-long primetime special dedicated to the seminal comedy “The Office.” It will air Thursday, May 16 (8-9 p.m. ET) as a prelude to the one-hour series finale of “The Office,” which will immediately follow.
Produced by NBC News, this special offers an emotional farewell to the characters of “The Office,” and includes exclusive and original interviews with writers, producers and actors from the award-winning series. Among those who talk about their experience of being involved with “The Office” for all or part of its nine seasons on the air include executive producers Greg Daniels, Paul Lieberstein and Ben Silverman, as well as actors John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, Mindy Kaling, Ed Helms, Angela Kinsey, Craig Robinson, Oscar Nunez and BJ Novak.
Novak, Kaling and Lieberstein take viewers inside the writers’ room and reveal the creative process of “The Office,” which aired for nine seasons on NBC.
In addition to interviews, other features include a look at actor auditions back when the show was first being cast, favorite moments and a behind-the-scenes sneak peak of the finale. There will also be a segment on the May 4th fan event being held in the city of Scranton, Penn., which served as the home for “The Office” for its entire run.
Since its premiere on NBC in March 2005, “The Office” has established itself as a genuine hit, earning prestigious television honors such as the 2006 Emmy Award for comedy series, 2006 Peabody Award, 2006 and 2008 AFI Honors, Producers Guild Award, Writers Guild Award, SAG Award for performance by an ensemble in a comedy, Ace Eddie Award for editing and a Television Critics Award for achievement in comedy.
“The Office” presents a hilarious documentary-style look at the humorous, and sometimes poignant, foolishness that plagues the 9-to-5 world. Based on the award-winning BBC hit, “The Office” is a fly-on-the-wall “docu-reality” parody of modern American office life that delves into the lives of the workers at Dunder Mifflin, a paper supply company.
“The Office” is executive-produced by Silverman and Daniels, who developed the series for American audiences, as well Lieberstein, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Howard Klein, Brent Forrester and Dan Sterling.
All doctors get to heal people, but not all doctors get to bring new life into the world on a regular basis, but that’s the job of the OB/GYN, like the ones portrayed on FOX’s Tuesday-night comedy ”The Mindy Project.”
Inspired by the OB/GYN mom of star, producer and writer Mindy Kaling (“The Office”), the freshman show (already renewed for a second season) focuses on romcom-loving Dr. Mindy Lahiri, who’s in practice with Drs. Danny Castellano (Chris Messina,“The Newsroom”) and Jeremy Reed (Ed Weeks).
Although Danny can be gruff on the surface, Messina — taking a break before starting work on the show’s penultimate episode on the New York street set at Universal Studios in Los Angeles — thinks it was a little baby magic that set him in his professional path.
“I always thought he went to med school for something else,” Messina tells Zap2it, “but he had to make an emergency delivery, and that was it. From there on, he maybe changed his course as a doctor.”
While Mindy has had her romantic ups and downs, a lot of fan speculation centers on a possible relationship for her and the divorced Danny — but he has issues to deal with first.
“I like Danny,” Messina says. “He’s incredibly brokenhearted and set in his ways. He’s got a chip on his shoulder. He says it like it is. That’s what I like about him. He’s like Inspector Clouseau — he acts one way, but he’s really fumbling, falling. Even when it’s not such a big fall, on the inside, he’s really vulnerable.
“So, it’s been fun to play with that. Danny’s definitely compensating.”
While conventional TV wisdom says that putting flirting couples together kills a show, Kaling doesn’t think it’s necessarily a terminal situation.
“I know funny couples,” she says, “and the great thing about this, with Chris Messina, even if those two characters were a couple — and I’m not saying we’re headed there, and I’m really enjoying what’s going on in the show right now — they’re so different, and they’d have different attitudes about something as a married couple.
Mindy Kaling embodies the trifecta of being brilliant, wonderful and hilarious. Because that is statistically impossible, it can mean only one thing: she was created by an evil scientist to lull us into a giddy stupor in order to control our minds. How else can you explain someone who simultaneously commands respect and affection? Someone so acutely adept at creating her own opportunities? Moreover, Mindy has a bright and generous laugh that’s good for the soul, and yet she doesn’t suffer fools. No matter the issue, she can be relied on to weigh in with conviction and good humor. To be made fun of by Mindy is to feel special. I’ve learned so much from working alongside her, and I’m proud to call her a friend. I just wish she hadn’t been created by an evil scientist.
#1.23 – “Frat Party” – When Casey tells Mindy that he is moving to Haiti for a year, Mindy becomes extremely upset and goes to a frat party with her pre-med student mentee, where she runs into her ex-boyfriend Tom (guest star Bill Hader). Meanwhile, Danny and Jeremy plot a way to lure Morgan away from the midwives.
Question: Please tell me Danny and Mindy are going to end up together on The Mindy Project. I can’t handle another drawn-out TV romance. —Andrea
Ausiello: This isn’t the answer you want, Jen, but it’s the one you’re gonna get: Maybe. But if the two docs do hook up, it probably won’t happen this season. When TVLine recently talked with executive producer Matt Warburton, he observed, “I think their relationship is so complex that no season of television can really, fully deal with it.”
#1.22 – “Triathlon” – When Danny’s ex-wife, Christina (guest star Chloe Sevigny), comes back to New York to confront Danny about an emotional letter he had written to her, Morgan confesses that he had sent the letter unbeknownst to Danny, causing Danny to fire Morgan out of anger. Meanwhile, the rest of the staff compete in a triathlon and go head-to-head with the midwives, who have hired Morgan to work for them.