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Mindy Kaling talks using tongue with Chris Messina, where Danny and Mindy's relationship could go next -- LISTEN

Using tongue isn’t something trained actors are encouraged to do, but as Mindy Kaling joked when she stopped by EW Morning Live on Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM 105), she and her Mindy Project co-star Chris Messina are Method — “or we’re just perverts or whatever.” She breaks down Mindy and Danny’s cliffhanger airplane kiss in the interview excerpt below (Messina grabbing her butt was not scripted).

Asked if the characters join the Mile High Club, Kaling teased, “The attempt is made. I won’t say if it’s successful or not successful. I will say that it’s funny. And kind of hot, in its own way.”

She goes on to explain all the different ways the show, which returns with a one-hour spring premiere April 1 at 9 p.m. ET on Fox, could go with the duo in its third season this fall. Have a listen. And yes, we would totally watch them shopping at Costco. READ FULL STORY

'The Mindy Project' at PaleyFest: 6 things we learned about that kiss, that dance, and more

The Mindy Project is back next week! I repeat: The Mindy Project is back next week!

We’ve been patiently waiting for our Shulman & Associates fix since January, but enough is enough. After the midseason finale fireworks — as Mindy flew back to New York to get Cliff back, Danny grabbed her for a passionate mile-high make-out sesh — it’s a wonder we haven’t combusted from the anticipation. To help you hold out one more week, the Mindy cast hit PaleyFest at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on Tuesday night for a revealing and laugh-filled panel.

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Mindy Kaling, Zooey and Emily Deschanel have each other on speed dial... sort of -- VIDEO

Fox just made our alternate-TV-universe gal-pal dreams come true. Haven’t you ever imagined what would happen if your favorite female protagonists crossed over into each other’s shows? And what it would be like to have Mindy Kaling on relationship speed dial?

Fox is rolling out a series of character mash-up videos called Smash Chat in which Dr. Mindy Lahiri (Kaling, The Mindy Project) intercepts a phone call between Danny (Chris Messina, The Mindy Project) and Jess (Zooey Deschanel, The New Girl) and girl-crushes on Dr. Brennan (Emily Deschanel, Bones).

In the first video, see the queens of quirky-cute, Mindy and Jess, in a not-so-cute missed connection call.
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PaleyFest 2013: The top 5 nuggets from the cast of 'The Mindy Project'

Fans of The Mindy Project were treated to a lively Q&A with some of the core members of the cast and producing staff, and a chance to see “Mindy’s Birthday” (airing March 19), Friday in Los Angeles at the PaleyFest.

Fresh off the news that The Mindy Project would be returning to Fox for a second season, the cast seemed grateful and at ease, and spent the majority of the panel doing their Chris Messina impressions. Show creator Mindy Kaling was sweet, gracious and self-deprecating, and admitted that she loves to look at Messina and that she was excited to play a character with style and a disposable income.

The real star of the panel, though, was Ike Barinholtz, who writes for the show and plays male nurse Morgan Tookers. Funny, charming, and larger than life, he always had a joke or a lively anecdote at the ready. (He also does a killer Alan Arkin impression.) The only time Barinholtz paused was when Kaling kissed him, after he teased her that maybe if he talked like Messina, she’d be interested in him.

Click past the jump for five fun things we learned at the PaleyFest panel.

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Chloe Sevigny to play Danny's ex-wife on 'The Mindy Project'

Good thing Chloe Sevigny tested her comedic chops on Portlandia this winter — EW has confirmed that in April, she’ll be joining The Mindy Project for a multi-episode arc.

As TVLine first reported, Sevigny will play Christina — an experienced war photographer who also happens to be the ex-wife of Danny, Chris Messina’s grumpy but sensitive doctor. The Big Love star will be on hand for at least three episodes of Fox’s comedy, which was recently picked up for a second season.

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Mindy Kaling on 'The Mindy Project', leaving 'The Office,' and the show title that could have been

If you’ve been waiting for the perfect ob-gyn office-set romantic comedy, Mindy Kaling hopes to deliver something special on your television Tuesday night: In Fox’s The Mindy Project (Fox, Tuesday, 9:30 p.m.), the former star/executive producer of The Office plays Mindy Lahiri, a highly skilled gynecologist whose romantic life is in need of urgent care. (The multi-talented Kaling is also serving as executive producer in addition to writing the first three episodes.) Check out EW’s Fall TV Preview for the scoop on The Mindy Project, read on for some bonus quotes from Kaling (as well as co-star Chris Messina, producer B.J. Novak, and showrunner Matt Warburton), and ask your gynecologist if this show might be right for you. READ FULL STORY

Fox to screen fall premieres early nationwide and host live online Q&A with casts

Fox will hold 10 nationwide advance screenings of its new comedies Ben and Kate and The Mindy Project on Aug. 26, followed by a question-and-answer session in person and online with the shows’ stars.

The casts of New Girl and Raising Hope — Fox’s two returning comedies that will join Ben and Mindy on Tuesday nights this fall — will also participate in the Los Angeles-based panel moderated by EW’s Annie Barrett. The comedy pilots and the subsequent question-and-answer session will be broadcast online and to screening rooms in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and Houston.

Questions can be submitted to the casts via Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #FOXTuesdays and the individual shows’ Facebook pages. Participants in the panel will be New Girl’s Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris, and Jake Johnson; Raising Hope’s Martha Plimpton and Garret Dillahunt; Ben and Kate’s Dakota Johnson and Nat Faxon; and The Mindy Project’s Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina. READ FULL STORY

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