Things are looking pretty good for The Mindy Project. In the past couple of days, the FOX sitcom has managed to book two remarkable guest stars. As a fan of the comedy and of these two actors, I’m even more stoked for the show’s second season. Hopefully, the underrated comedy can bring in more viewers to stave off cancellation.
Oscar nominee James Franco has signed on for a two-episode arc starting on the season premiere airing Tuesday, September 17. His character Dr. Paul Leotard is a charismatic and popular doctor who replaces Mindy (Mindy Kaling) at Shulman & Associates while she is in Haiti on a volunteer mission. A former professional fashion model, Dr. Leotard radically altered his career goals after he accidentally walked off a runway at fashion week and was saved by a pregnant woman. From that day forward, he devoted himself to helping pregnant women and immediately applied to medical school. Find out who the other new addition is below.
Looks like Damon Wayans Jr isn’t the only Happy Endings cast member snagging a new gig. Adam Pally who played Max on the critically-loved yet canceled ABC sitcom will also play a doctor at Shulman & Associates. Unlike Franco, Pally’s multi-episode arc isn’t for a specified length of time. Hopefully, if things go well, this could be Pally’s new full-time gig.
Excited for Franco or Pally to join The Mindy Project? Which Happy Endings cast member do you think will land a job next? Still bummed that ABC canceled the show? Sound off below.