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Mindy Project Casts Shonda Rhimes (Yes, Shonda Rhimes) to Play [Spoiler]

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The Mindy Project is taking a trip to Shondaland.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the A-list creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal is set to make her acting debut in a fall episode of the Fox comedy.

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I’m told Rhimes, a self-proclaimed super-fan of both The Mindy Project and its star Mindy Kaling, will play herself on the show. Specifics about her storyline are being kept under wraps.

Rhimes’ episode is slated to shoot in early September and air later this fall.

The Mindy Project kicks off its third season on Sept. 16.