The Mindy Project Exclusive: Maria Menounos Returns to Romance [Spoiler]!

MariaMMindyProjectDeslaurier brothers be damned: Maria Menounos is making her way back to The Mindy Project, and she’s got her sights set on a certain Schulman & Associates stud.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the actress/Extra host will once more play a fictionalized version of herself in a handful of the Fox rom-com’s upcoming episodes.

Menounos will return during Mindy‘s holiday episode, in which she’ll immediately steal the heart of Adam Pally‘s frat boy man, Peter. “There’s a big party in the office, and Peter’s dream woman (Menounos) shows up as one of the Deslauriers’ dates,” the Happy Endings vet teases.

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As luck would have it, Peter’s crush eventually becomes something more (“It’s slowly evolving,” Pally reveals) — and he’s actually not as awful a boyfriend as one might assume. “Peter is one of those dudes that talks a bunch of s–t when he’s single, and then as soon as he has a girlfriend, he becomes the most whipped, doting, attentive boyfriend on the planet,” he laughs. “He’s a softie.”

“Maria is so awesome and so beautiful and so funny and nice,” a complimentary Pally says of his co-star. “I really liked doing scenes with her. She’s a great actress.”

Menounos first appeared on Mindy midway through Season 1 as a spokesmodel — one “made up of billions of cells and millions of feelings” — for the Deslaurier midwife practice.

Comments (6)

  • I love Peter in Mindy Project!

    Comment by Teag – November 8, 2013 05:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m really enjoying the Mindy Project this year.

    Comment by enri – November 8, 2013 05:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maria Menounos is funny and beautiful and she is great on the show!

    Comment by Jason Aldean – November 8, 2013 05:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Mindy, love Maria, and I totally get the direction for Peter’s character. So glad we get Adam Pally full time.

    Comment by scooby – November 8, 2013 08:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dear GOD please… Enough with the stunt casting. I love this show but wish they’d focus on the amazing cast they have instead of guest star of the week.

    Comment by Zane McGuire – November 10, 2013 07:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please give Betsy some storylines.She has been virtually MIA lately.Not cool.

    Comment by Bill – November 10, 2013 09:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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