Pilot Season: Fox Picks Up OB/GYN Comedy Starring Mindy Kaling
First news broke that Rainn Wilson may be headed out the door at The Office, and now it looks like Mindy Kaling could follow.
Less than a week after it leaked that NBC is developing a Dwight-centered Office spin-off, Fox has picked up a comedy pilot written by and starring Kaling, Vulture reports.
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The half-hour comedy project, which NBC is said to have passed on, follows a "young Bridget Jones type" OB/GYN attempting to navigate both her personal and professional lives, according to the site. Office producer Howard Klein will executive produce with Kaling. If Fox picks up the pilot to series, Kaling would have to exit The Office.
Deadline reports that Fox has also picked up two other pilots. One is a drama from Drop Dead Diva creator Josh Berman and Rob Wright (Charmed) about a female doc working for the mob. Justified's Michael Dinner will direct. The second comes from Aliens in America's Moses Port and David Guarascio. El Jefe, aka The Boss, is about a spoiled 30-year-old guy who is forced to move in with his cleaning woman's family after his dad and step-mom kick him to the curb.