Mindy Kaling is going into the fall TV season already a winner. The funny lady just took home the accolade of Most Exciting New Series at the 2nd Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards for her much-anticipated Fox comedy, “The Mindy Project.”
The show follows Mindy (played by, well, Mindy), a doctor whose dizzy demeanor sometimes gets in the way of her life. And while that seems like it’ll likely lead to a lot of silly antics, what we can’t wait to see is how the role will differ from her equally dizzy “Office” character Kelly Kapoor.
“I was wondering in the beginning the same thing,” she told MTV News. “Like, how is she different [than Kelly], but it became clearer when I watched it. I mean Mindy, she’s a doctor. She’s hyper-organized in terms of her job and she really cares about patients. She’s kind of more grown up. Kelly, even though I think Kelly was the same age, always seemed like a mean 16-year-old girl. She was kind of like a mean girl and had a very high-school mentality about her. And so this character is more grown-up. I mean, this character’s immature, but in kind of different ways.”
While the series won’t make its premiere until September, Mindy admitted that she’s not sure she can wait that long for people to see it. “I’m so nervous, but I think, like, I’m more excited than nervous and because I’ve been with it for such a long time. I’m like, ‘Oh man, I have to wait ’til the fall to show people this show!’ I’m so impatient about it.”
“The Mindy Project” premieres September 25, airing every Tuesday on Fox. By the way, it’s being paired with “New Girl.” Tuesdays just might become our favorite night of the week.
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