The project, which was originally in contention at NBC, finds Kaling playing a Bridget-Jones type OB/GYN trying to navigate both her personal and professional lives.
In addition to writing the pilot, Kaling would serve as an exec producer alongside fellow Office producer Howard Klein.
If the show gets picked up to series, Kaling would exit The Office. And if NBC ends up moving forward with a Rainn Wilson-headlined Dwight spinoff, that means Dunder Mifflin could potentially be down two castmembers heading into the fall.
Perhaps it’s time to lock Catherine Tate into a long-term deal?