All the Dudes Set to Co-Star on 'The Mindy Project'

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All the Dudes Set to Co-Star on 'The Mindy Project'

Mindy Kaling, the artist formerly known as Kelly on The Office, has been hiring a whole slew of male guest stars for her solo show, The Mindy Project. They run the gamut from former Academy Awards hosts to former reality stars, but the real question is: Which ones will she date on the show? Mindy Lahiri, the show's titular character, is a notorious bachelorette, so it's not out of the question that she'd date all of them. But really, could you blame her?

'The Mindy Project' Gets a Bunch of Dude Guest Stars for Season 2

Mindy Kaling, the artist formerly known as Kelly on The Office, has been hiring a whole slew of male guest stars for her solo show, The Mindy Project. They run the gamut from former Academy Awards hosts to former reality stars, but the real question is: Which ones will she date on the show? Mindy Lahiri, the show's titular character, is a notorious bachelorette, so it's not out of the question that she'd date all of them. But really, could you blame her?

James Franco

In yet another fun round of the game called "Seriously, what the hell is James Franco doing with his career?", Franco will go from starring in a film adaptation of a Cormac McCarthy novel, Child of God, to appearing on primetime television. Franco is slated to appear in two episodes as "Dr. Phil Leotard," a former fashion model who decided to become a gynecologist after walking off the runway at fashion week and being saved by a pregnant woman (seriously). 

Timothy Olyphant

Mindy Kaling is essentially a romantic comedy expert, a fact that becomes apparent with the meet-cute Timothy Olyphant will reportedly have with her character this season. The cowboy sheriff of Justified will become a professional skateboarder in his mid-'40s who almost runs over Mindy with his skateboard and proceeds to ask her out on a date. Sounds like a keeper!

Adam Pally

At least there's one happy ending for one of the former stars of Happy Endings: Adam Pally will have a multi-episode arc on The Mindy Project as a new gynecologist at Mindy's practice. Kaling says that Pally's character will be a parody of a lot of the guys she knew at Dartmouth: "a kind of well-educated frat guy who is both congenial and ultra into his frat." If anyone can do that, it's definitely the person who play the bro-iest gay guy on Happy Endings.

Kris Humphries

That's right, Kim Kardashian's ex-husband Kris Humphries will make his first appearance on scripted television. (Just kidding, Keeping up with the Kardashians is basically scripted.) Don't worry, you won't have to suffer through another awkward reality-star-to-actor transition — Humphries will be playing himself. 

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