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The Office‘s Mindy Kaling To Produce And Voice Character In A New NBC Animated Series

It is a gift!

The Office and Parks & Recreation executive producer Greg Daniels is teaming up with top talent from his two shows to bring two new animated comedy to NBC. The Office alumn Mindy Kaling is one of them and you’ll never guess the premise. 

The Office co-executive producer/co-star Kaling will be writing and executive producing for the new project which, get this, revolves around a girls high-school volleyball team. She’ll also be voicing one of the eventual characters.

I don’t know about you but this has “win” written all over it for me.

The other animated show is being put together by Parks & Recreation producer Alan Yang and according to Deadline, “is about a group of 20something guys sharing a house in Los Angeles’ upscale community of Hancock Park.”

“One of our focuses will be to return Greg [Daniels] to primetime animation, for which he had particular success with King of the Hill when he and I worked together at FBC,” NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said in announcing the deal.

Kaling, who recently published her first book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns), is a great writer and fantastic comedic actress. I can’t wait to see how this turns out.

(via Flavorwire)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."