The Office's Mindy Kaling to Develop New Series

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NBC knows a funny girl when it sees one.

The Office writer and co-star Mindy Kaling, who plays airhead Kelly Kapoor, and writes many of the hilarious episodes we know and love from the past five seasons, has just signed a two-year, seven figure (!) deal to develop her own series for the network.

Kaling will continue to write for and appear on The Office while creating her own new comedy series... just like Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) and Tina Fey (30 Rock) before her.

Now that's cause for celebration!

Mindy Kaling, B.J. Novak

Mindy Kaling with fellow Office writer/co-star B.J. Novak.

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The Office Quotes

Dwight: What is my perfect crime? I break into Tiffany's at midnight. Do I go for the vault? No, I go for the chandelier. It's priceless. As I'm taking it down, a woman catches me. She tells me to stop. It's her father's business. She's Tiffany. I say no. We make love all night. In the morning the cops come and I escape in one of their uniforms. I tell her to meet me in Mexico but I go to Canada. I don't trust her. Besides, I like the cold. Thirty years later, I get a postcard. I have a son and he's the chief of police. This is where the story gets interesting: I tell Tiffany to meet me in Paris, by the Trocadero. She's been waiting for me all these years; she's never taken another lover. I don't care, I don't show up. I go to Berlin. That's where I stashed the chandelier.

Guess what, I have flaws. What are they? Oh, I don't know. I sing in the shower. Sometimes I spend too much time volunteering. Occasionally I'll hit somebody with my car. So sue me... No, don't sue me. That is the opposite of the point that I'm trying to make.

Michael