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How B.J. Novak's Friendship with Mindy Kaling Makes Him Believe He's Great Too

How B.J. Novak's Friendship with Mindy Kaling Makes Him Believe He's Great Too

Originally posted 05/17/2016 09:35AM

In the past, Mindy Kaling has spoken about how her "weird" friendship with B.J. Novak has imbued her with confidence. Well, it turns out the feeling is definitely mutual.

"I think when someone at that level of talent thinks you're great, you actually believe it," Novak, 36, told PEOPLE at the 2016 PEN America Literary Gala in New York on Monday night.

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Mindy Kaling Reveals the Wardrobe Secret Behind Her Mindy Project Nude Scenes

Mindy Kaling Reveals the Wardrobe Secret Behind Her Mindy Project Nude Scenes

Originally posted 02/09/2016 10:00AM

She shared the secret on Instagram

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Second Child on the Way for The Mindy Project's Ike Barinholtz

Second Child on the Way for The Mindy Project's Ike Barinholtz

Originally posted 12/12/2015 06:50PM

The actor's rep confirmed the news to PEOPLE

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The Mindy Project Season 4 Premiere: Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina on the Chemistry Behind the Moment We HAVE to Talk About

Originally posted 09/15/2015 04:10PM

If you haven't watched the The Mindy Project's season 4 premiere yet – first of all, what's wrong with you?! – don't read any further.

Seriously. Spoilers below.

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Mindy Kaling Reveals She Had a Year-Long Fling with a Top Obama Aide – but Who Is He?

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Mindy Kaling Reveals She Had a Year-Long Fling with a Top Obama Aide – but Who Is He?

Originally posted 09/15/2015 02:40PM

Mindy Kaling's new book Why Not Me? is chock full of her famous candor, but she leaves one giant mystery for her readers: Who is Will – the charming aide to President Barack Obama who spent over a year trying to woo her?

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Mindy Kaling Dishes on Portraying a 'Poorly Behaved' Pregnant Woman on The Mindy Project

Originally posted 09/15/2015 12:25PM

Mindy Kaling is thrilled The Mindy Project was picked up by Hulu – if only because it gave her the chance to play pregnant.

"Pregnancy is such a sacred thing," says Kaling, whose sitcom was canceled by Fox earlier this year before it was resurrected by Hulu for a fourth season. "And a pregnant woman is, like, on the top of the totem pole in ways that you can be as a human."

But don't think Kaling's character Mindy Lahiri is going to be turning over a new leaf now that she's pregnant.

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Fall TV Preview: 8 Returning Shows We Can't Wait to See Again

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Fall TV Preview: 8 Returning Shows We Can't Wait to See Again

Originally posted 09/01/2015 06:00AM

Small-screen favorites that have inspired us to clear our schedules

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Fall TV Recommendation Guide 2015: If You Like That, Check Out This

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Fall TV Recommendation Guide 2015: If You Like That, Check Out This

Originally posted 09/01/2015 04:30PM

Some days, it can feel like we have too many options for what we want to watch on TV.

Between the networks, cable, streaming and DVRs, it's almost impossible to figure out what's worth watching (and what to skip). Luckily, there's an easy way to find the show that will become your newest obsession – by looking back at your current favorites for inspiration.

To help you build your dream fall TV line-up, we've highlighted five shows that are perfect companions to the ones you already love.

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How Mindy Kaling's Ex B.J. Novak Helped Push Her Toward Her Current (On-Screen) Boyfriend

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How Mindy Kaling's Ex B.J. Novak Helped Push Her Toward Her Current (On-Screen) Boyfriend

Originally posted 08/10/2015 05:35PM

Apparently ex-boyfriends make excellent Cupids.

Mindy Kaling revealed at Hulu's TCA Party on Sunday that her ex, B.J. Novak, had a hand in make her on-screen love connection with Chris Messina happen.

When it came time to the cast the role of Danny Castellano on The Mindy Project, the Kaling, 36, turned to her former boyfriend and Office costar for guidance.

"It's like he has such good taste, and he knows me so well," Kaling tells PEOPLE of her Novak, 36.

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