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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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See a 'Pregnant' Mindy Kaling's Stylish Baby Bump on The Mindy Project

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See a 'Pregnant' Mindy Kaling's Stylish Baby Bump on The Mindy Project

Originally posted 07/30/2015 12:45PM

Let the cravings begin: Mindy Lahiri has a Castellano bun in the oven.

The Mindy Project creator, star and all around renaissance woman Mindy Kaling is back to work on the comedy now that Hulu has picked it up for a fourth season, and her character's pregnancy is on full display.

Kaling, 36, posted an Instagram on Thursday of the cast and crew preparing to shoot a scene on the New York subway, and her maternity fashion is as chic as expected. The actress wears a vibrant orange tweed topper and matching pumps styled by costume designer Salvador Perez.

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FROM EW: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Books Guest-Starring Role on The Mindy Project

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FROM EW: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Books Guest-Starring Role on The Mindy Project

Originally posted 07/17/2015 05:55PM

Gordon-Levitt will appear in the season 4 premiere (and the show's Hulu debut), which draws inspiration from the film Sliding Doors

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Has The Mindy Project Been Rescued from Cancellation? | Mindy Kaling

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Hulu Rescues The Mindy Project from Cancellation

Originally posted 05/15/2015 12:05PM

Dr. Mindy Lahiri is back in session!

Fans were devastated when Fox announced that The Mindy Project would not be returning for a fourth season, but now there is officially reason to go on smiling again: Hulu has picked up Mindy Kaling's series as its latest venture into new programming.

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Mindy Kaling Gives Fans a Wink in Wake of The Mindy Project Cancellation (VIDEO) | Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling Gives Fans a Wink in Wake of The Mindy Project Cancellation (VIDEO)

Originally posted 05/07/2015 07:40AM

Hey Mindy Kaling, do you know something that fans don't?

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The Mindy Project Has Been Canceled, and the Internet Isn't Happy

The Mindy Project Has Been Canceled, and the Internet Isn't Happy

Originally posted 05/07/2015 12:00AM

It's goodbye for The Mindy Project, and the show's loyal fans are not taking the news well.

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From EW: Fox Cancels The Mindy Project – Will It Go to Hulu?

From EW: Fox Cancels The Mindy Project – Will It Go to Hulu?

Originally posted 05/06/2015 09:55PM

The show's producers are in talks with Hulu for additional seasons

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Mindy Kaling's Brother Claims He Pretended to Be Black to Get into Medical School

Mindy Kaling's Brother Claims He Pretended to Be Black to Get into Medical School

Originally posted 04/05/2015 12:10PM

Mindy Kaling's brother may have taken a slightly unorthodox route to get into medical school.

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Mindy Kaling on Dating: Men Expect Me to Be 'Wild' Like My Mindy Project Character (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/11/2015 10:00AM



They may share a first name, but Mindy Kaling and her onscreen counterpart, Mindy Lahiri, are not one and the same.

"I am dating," Kaling, 35, revealed to Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday's Ellen DeGeneres Show. "But one of the challenges I have noticed is that I'm not very much like my character, who is very wild, and I think that when I go on dates there's this expectation that I'm going to have, like, 11 martinis and pass out and spend the night really soon."

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WATCH: Lord, Have Mercy on Stephen Colbert in this Mindy Project Deleted Scene

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UpdatePosted 03/09/2015 06:15PM

Mindy Project: Stephen Colbert Can't Stop Laughing in This Deleted Scene

Originally posted 03/09/2015 05:45PM

A priest walks into Mindy Lahiri's apartment ...

That's essentially the setup of a deleted scene from Tuesday night's Mindy Project, on which Stephen Colbert guests as "hot as hell" Father Michael O'Donnell.

Creator/leading lady Mindy Kaling shared a clip from the show on Instagram, explaining it ended up on the cutting room floor "because we never got through it."

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