Mindy Project Bryan Greenberg

TVLine Items: Bryan Greenberg Joins Mindy, B99's New Captain and More

Bryan Greenberg (How to Make It in America) will tend to The Mindy Project‘s offspring in Season 5.

The actor will recur as Ben, the new pediatric nurse forced to deal with Mindy and her child’s ever-changing illnesses, our sister site Deadline reports.

Additionally, Rebecca Rittenhouse (Red Band Society) will appear in multiple episodes as Anna, a put-together but slightly evil doctor in the office who becomes a foil for the titular heroine.

The Mindy Project Season 5 premieres Oct. 4 on Hulu.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Ken Marino (Party Down, Veronica Mars) will guest-star on Brooklyn Nine-Nine as the precinct’s new captain, EW.com reports.

* History will air 50 Years of Star Trek on Aug. 14 at 8/7c. The two-hour documentary features actor Leonard Nimoy in one of his final full-length interviews, as well as cast members and creators from all the TV series and films and notable celebrity Trekkies.

* ABC’s black-ish will head to Disney World for its Season 3 premiere, in which Dre hires a VIP tour guide (played by Community‘s Jim Rash) to ensure his family has the most magical vacation.

* HBO is developing the miniseries Black Flags: The Rise Of ISIS, based on the Pulitzer-winning nonfiction book by Joby Warrick and executive-produced by Bradley Cooper, per Deadline.

* Natalie Portman is attached to star in and executive-produce We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, a miniseries in development at HBO about a college student (Portman) whose “twin sister” — actually a chimpanzee — disappeared when she was five years old, with her older brother following not long after.

* HBO has given a series order to the anthology comedy Room 104, from executive producers Jay and Mark Duplass (Togetherness), Deadline reports. Each episode will tell the story of different characters who pass through a single room in an average American hotel.

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13 Comments
  1. HAP says:

    Portman, a 35 year old college student?

    • maltru says:

      RIGHT? Thank goodness I’m not the only person who had that first reaction.

      Then again, her “twin sister” is a chimpanzee, so the show has got to be some kind of farce or satire, right? So maybe the fact that she’s playing a college student will be part of the joke?

    • E. D. Boddy says:

      Who said the character is Natalie’s real age?

      • Jamie says:

        Well Natalie definitely doesn’t look 22.

        I read to mean that someone in their 30s is in college – which would be awesome. There are definitely people going back to get their degree even if they are slightly older than the average college crowd. But her playing an 18-22 year old is as unbelievable as the Fonz was as a teenager.

  2. Max says:

    Love Bryan Greenburg!

  3. ? says:

    Is a Disney vacation basically mandatory for ABC sitcoms? Modern Family had one, so did Middle, who’s next?

  4. flowerduh says:

    The Natalie Portman produced show sounds like garbage. The premise is awful

    • Lauren says:

      The book is actually brilliant and devastating. It won the Faulkner award and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. The short synapses isn’t doing it justice.

  5. Joey Padron says:

    Happy Bryan Greenberg will be on The Mindy Project’s new season! Good news Ken Marino will be guest starring on Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s new season.