Fox Orders Mindy Kaling Comedy, Kevin Bacon Serial Killer Drama to Series

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Fox has made it official: Kelly Kapoor will be exiting Dundler Mifflin.

The network has picked up It's Messy, a new sitcom starring Mindy Kaling as an OB/GYN attempting to navigate her personal and professional lives. It's one of five pilots Fox has ordered to series.

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The others:

  • The Following, produced by Kevin Williamson and centering on James Purefoy as ed serial killer who uses technology to create a cult of fellow murderers. Kevin Bacon will play a former FBI profiler tasked with bringing him to justice.
  • Ben & Kate, a single-camera comedy starring Dakota Johnson as an uptight single mother and Nat Faxon as her a brother that moves in to help raise her daughter.
  • From Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Chris Harris (How I Met Your Mother), The Goodwin Games, a sitcom featuring Becki Newton, Scott Foley and Jake Lacy about sibling who must spend time together in order to inherit a fortune.
  • An untitled drama starring Jordan Spiro as a mafia doctor in Chicago.

Fox will release its official 2012-2013 schedule on Monday.

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Love Purefoy, so I look forward to The Following. The rest of those shows are tripe.