Mindy Kaling and Tina Fey Are BOTH Working on Hilarious New Shows
There’s no denying that we’re eagerly awaiting the return of The Mindy Project come February 14 (yep, they couldn’t have picked a better day!), not to mention getting ready to laugh our butts off at Tiny Fey in Baby Mama on HBO, which is why we couldn’t be more thrilled to hear the news that BOTH ladies are working on hilarious new shows. Here’s the deets on the two new comedies sure to be your new faves — that is, if we ever get to see them!
NBC has just ordered a handful of new pilots that will possibly fill out next season’s lineup, and the two that we’re most excited about come from a pair of the funniest ladies in the biz.
Mindy Kaling won’t be the star of her currently untitled new comedy, but she will pop up as the former high school fling of character Vince: a gym owner with a lot of charisma but no ambition, who lives with his gorgeous-yet-dopey younger bro, Michael. Life for the fellas gets a little nutso when Priya (played by Mindy) shows up with — surprise! — Vince’s teenage son (who he of course knew nothing about). Definitely plenty of potentially quirky scenarios in this sitch.
From Tina Fey, we’re getting The Sackett Sisters, the story of two estranged siblings who, according to The Hollywood Reporter, perform “an act of public heroism and are forced to navigate the aftermath together.” Though Tina won’t actually star in the show herself, she’ll act as executive producer, which means it will have her (hilarious) stamp of approval.
Both sibling-based shows sound like they’re worth a few laughs, so we’ll definitely be keeping our fingers crossed that these pilots are picked up by the big bosses over at NBC!
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(h/t The Hollywood Reporter; photos via NBC + Steve Granitz + Laura Cavanaugh/Getty)