How I love me some Mindy Kaling!
FOX has ordered up a slew of new series today, including a single-camera comedy from The Office writer/star Mindy Kaling (seen here filming the pilot episode) and a drama from Vampire Diaries creator Kevin Williamson. In addition, NBC has given the greenlight to the Jimmy Fallon-produced multi-cam series Guys with Kids.
Kaling’s It’s Messy stars the actress as a young doctor attempting to balance her personal and professional lives. She executive-produced the pilot with BJ Novak, her co-star on The Office. The pilot also features Ed Weeks, Chris Messina, Anna Camp, Zoe Jarmon and Dana DeLorenzo.
Kevin Williamson and Kevin Bacon team up as creator and star, respectively, for a crime show about an ex-FBI agent (Bacon) on the hunt for a serial-killer (James Purefoy) who has created a cult of serial-killers around him. The show is expected to be launched in midseason due to Bacon’s desire to do only 15 episodes at a pop.
Two things. First, Kevin Williamson please don’t lose sight of The Vampire Diaries, the show needs you. Second, Mindy’s show sounds like it is going to be so much fun. The more Mindy the better!