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