The Office has been in the news a lot lately. In addition to the news that the character of Dwight Schrute (played by Rainn Wilson) is getting spun off into his own show, now, longtime Office worker Mindy Kaling is rumored to be leaving the show to star in her own sitcom on Fox.
The show, which was originally shopped at NBC, would have Kaling in the starring role as a “Bridget Jones-type OB/GYN trying to navigate both her work and personal life” in a new Fox sitcom, which has been recently ordered to a pilot.
Kaling will serve as writer and executive producer if the show is picked up at Fox. If this show and the Dwight Schrute spin-off is picked up, Kaling and Wilson will be leaving The Office, leaving the show down 3 core cast members in one year.
I have always felt that Mindy Kaling could carry her own show based on her comedic timing and style. After 8 years on The Office, its time for Kaling to breakout into a starring role of her own.