TV MADNESS #14: MINDY PROJECT (Fox)

Fox is still trying to make a hit out of the Zooey Deschanel comedy “New Girl”. The series was hot out of the gate last year but fizzled after Fox took it’s baseball break. So in trying to give the show more exposure and support, they have brought together two equally odd comedies.

The first is “The Mindy Project” created, written and starring Mindy Kaling from “The Office”.

The show is about a girl who watched romantic-comedies all her life and is still waiting for her’s to begin.

When her latest crush (Bill Hader) marries the bagel girl, Mindy loses it.

Mindy Kaling was probably the most annoying character on “The Office” so why would I give her a chance to headline her own show?

So it is surprising that the pilot for the series is quite well put together.

Mindy is quite brash, desperate and comedic in a sad lonely kind of way.

I’d give it a chance like we did with “New Girl”. Some people love that show and others scratch their heads while staring blankly at the screen.

Mindy also has some interesting co-stars in Bill Hader, Anna Camp (True Blood), Chris Messina (Damages) and the always goofy Stephen Tobolowsky.

There is promise here so see what happens.

GIVE IT: 3 episodes

WATCH OR DVR: DVR

PILOT RATING: 3 out of 5

“THE MINDY PROJECT” AIRS TUESDAY NIGHTS ON FOX.

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