Mindy Project Scoop: Beth Grant Checks Back In -- As a Series Regular!

bethgrant-1The Mindy Project is both un-firing and promoting a character in one fell swoop.

Beth Grant, who plays the defiant and cranky Nurse Beverly on Fox’s freshman sitcom, has been upped to a series regular, TVLine has confirmed.

Much of this season’s second episode — the only one in which the character appeared — revolved around Beverly’s imminent firing. (Among her workplace offenses: stealing vials of blood and punching her boss.)

It’s not clear what brings Nurse Ratched back into the fold or when exactly she’ll reappear.

Grant’s status change comes as The Mindy Project undergoes a slight Season 1 course correction that has led to the departures of supporting players Amanda Setton and Stephen Tobolowsky and a series regular-to-recurring downgrade for Kaling’s current onscreen BFF, the underused Anna Camp. The show also recently added Mary Grill as a new pal of Mindy’s.

Grant’s credits include guest stints on Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies, Modern Family and Mockingbird Lane.