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TV Pick: The Mindy Project

Fans of “The Office” may not know who actress Mindy Kaling is, but they certainly know who her character Kelly Kapoor is. Kaling, who has written for and starred in “The Office,” may finally gain the recognition she deserves with “The Mindy Project.”

With a New York Times bestseller under her belt (“Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?”) and recognition as a comedian, producer and actress it seems logical for Kaling to create her own show.

“The Mindy Project” centers on Dr. Lahiri, played by Kaling, an OB/GYN with a penchant for romantic comedies and bad decisions. Although she makes poor decisions in love, she is a star in the operating room.

“The Office” fanatics should be excited to see the same sarcastic, girly yet ironic humor play out in “The Mindy Project.” Kaling is a refreshing change from the white-washed female leads of network comedy shows before her.

Debuts Sept. 25 at 9:30 p.m. on FOX

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