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Everything Is Beautiful: Laverne Cox to Guest Star on The Mindy Project

Praise Sophia.

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If you’ve been keeping up with The Mindy Project, you know that cast members come and go with tragic frequency (just when we get to like them!) But to mitigate those losses, an angel is descending from the heavens to bless Mindy with her presence.

Laverne Cox will appear in an “upcoming” episode of the Mindy Kaling sitcom, playing office secretary Tamra’s cousin, who, according to E! Online, helps Mindy “get her confidence back.”

Despite the fact that the plot sounds trite, Kaling and her team have dealt with many difficult issues on the show with a thoughtful humor that doesn’t reduce characters to harmful stereotypes (which is part of why we’ll miss so much). I have nothing but hope that they’ll write Cox’s character with respect.

(via Jezebel, photo via UMKC)

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Sam Maggs is a writer and televisioner, currently hailing from the Kingdom of the North (Toronto). Her first book, THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY will be out soon from Quirk Books. Sam’s parents saw Star Wars: A New Hope 24 times when it first came out, so none of this is really her fault.