The first trailer for Mindy Kaling's hyper-anticipated new comedy, The Mindy Project, is finally upon us. And, it looks good! Kaling's follow-up to the soon-to-be-euthanized The Office looks like it plays to all Kaling's best comedic strengths, i.e. charmingly self-involved characters on whom Sex and the City has had a huge, disastrous influence.
Here's Fox's official description of the show:
"The Mindy Project is a new single-camera comedy from Emmy Award-nominated writer/producer and New York Times best-selling author Mindy Kaling (The Office) that follows a woman who, despite having a successful career, desperately needs to break bad habits in her personal life. After all, how many doctors make inappropriate toasts at their ex-boyfriend's wedding, nearly drown at the bottom of a stranger's pool and get arrested for disorderly conduct just moments before having to deliver a baby? Funny, impatient and politically incorrect, Mindy Lahiri (Kaling) can quote every romantic comedy starring Meg Ryan that exists. She loves the good ones and the bad ones, because the girl always gets the guy. Mindy is determined to be more punctual, spend less money, lose weight and read more books – all in pursuit of becoming a well-rounded perfect woman… who can meet and date the perfect guy. Mindy is a skilled OB/GYN and shares a practice with a few other doctors, none of whom make life any easier for her."
In the trailer alone we see Kaling make a drunken scene at her ex-boyfriend's wedding, end up in prison for disorderly conduct, and quietly pray before a first date that the guy in question have "the wealth of Mayor Bloomberg, the personality of Jon Stewart, the face of Michael Fassbender… [and] the penis of Michael Fassbender." This is all well and good, but with her new show and the death of The Office, will she still be able to make Subtle Sexuality videos? We can only hope.