Max Greenfield broke out as New Girl‘s endearing d-bag Schmidt, but Tuesday night he’ll pull double duty as he takes on a swaggering, be-scared guest role on The Mindy Project.
Coincidentally, both new episodes deal with the fallout of two break-ups. In New Girl‘s “Big News,” Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) have to come clean that they’re just friends again, resulting in a “devastated” Schmidt. As for Mindy, “Think Like a Peter” follows Dr. L (Mindy Kaling) under the tutelage of her frat bro colleague Peter (Adam Pally), who tries to get the rom-com obsessive into the male mindset and maybe even help her score with Lee (Greenfield’s “first-grade teacher who is up to no good”).
“It was a good threesome,” Greenfield teases of his chemistry with Kaling and Pally. “It was fun to do something totally different. I’m sure there’s some Schmidt[-like] stuff in there, but I really don’t [think] there’s a moment when you go, ‘Oh, that’s the same guy from New Girl.’”
Judge for yourself as you watch an exclusive Mindy clip below, then keep reading for more scoop on both Fox favorites. READ FULL STORY