Mindy Kaling is back on the market! Well, at least her small-screen alter-ego on “The Mindy Project” is. After her break-up with Pastor Casey last week, Dr. Lahiri finds herself single in the city once again, and Mindy is pretty excited about exploring all those possibilities and love interests.
“We wanted to mix things up,” Mindy told MTV News, noting that Anders Holm, who plays Casey, also had to get back to his day job on “Workaholics.”
“I hope the fans are upset [they broke up]. One thing I think is kind of cool about the show is even if people like Danny and Mindy, or they want to write about that, people get very attached to the boyfriends,” she said. “It kind of was good because nobody wants to see a girl who is in love and dating a handsome guy for episode after episode. That’s not very likeable.”
Break out your pointy hats and spell books! (Actually, witches don’t really wear pointy hats...) This week TV welcomes some new witch-themed shows to the fold, the slightly-campy “Witches of East End” on Lifetime and the much darker “American Horror Story: Coven” on FX.
While witches have always played an important role on supernatural shows as of late, including “The Vampire Diaries" and "True Blood,” it’s been a minute since witches served as the main characters of their own series. With two shows putting them at the forefront of the drama, it seems like a fitting time to remember the WB’s “Charmed,” which coincidentally premiered on the defunct network 15 years ago.
(Yes, I’ve previously written about “The Craft.” There seems to be a theme to my work.)
We’d like to take bite into Charles Michael Davis, but we'll settle for watching him play a hottie vamp on the “Vampire Diaries” spin-off, “The Originals,” which kicks off this week. In honor of his new series, we’re naming him this week’s Hump Day Hottie. We’re pretty sure no one will complain about that.
Check out this dreamy photo of Charles, and keep reading for more details about him!
Vital stats: Charles grew up in Dayton, Ohio. Before he got his start acting, he was making girls swoon as a model, appearing in ads for Nike and Foot Locker.
Mindy Kaling is ready to be romanced by Timothy Olyphant on this season of “The Mindy Project.” And, really, who could blame her?
The “Justified” star is slated to play an upcoming love interest for Dr. Mindy Lahiri on the Fox sitcom, once her pastor beau, Casey, makes his exit. And, from the sound of it, Timothy will be bringing the funny to the sitcom. He’s slated to play a middle-aged skateboarder who woos the good doctor later this season.
We got all the details on his appearance from Mindy herself when we chatted with her earlier this month.
“Well, Tim is like so funny. He came up doing standup, so no one knows how funny he is ‘cause he plays essentially modern day cowboys in a lot of the stuff he does. Or, actual cowboys like in ‘Deadwood.’ But he’s in all these excellent dramas and he’s so good at them and gets awards for them,” she told MTV News. “But he’s also just like a super-funny dude. So we have him playing this part. He’s basically our take on a Tony Hawk-type skateboarder, like a middle-aged skateboarder, we decided was like a funny [role].”
Long before Theo James signed on to play Four in the upcoming "Divergent" adaptation, the hot Brit just so happened to be a guest star on one of the greatest “Downton Abbey” episodes of all time. It was there he first got our pulses racing.
You might recall that during season one of the hit period drama (which just kicked off its fourth season in the U.K. last week), Theo played Mr. Pamuk, who died in the throes of passion while deflowering the one and only Lady Mary. It stands as one of the most memorable things that ever happened on a show where a lot of unforgettable stuff goes down.
Ahead of the new season’s premiere, we got the chance to chat with Theo about his time at Downton, where he made all the girls swoon, including us viewers at home. And, he managed to give us an amusing statement all these seasons later about the death seen around the world.
Much to the disappointment of "Girls" fans everywhere, Christopher Abbott made the decision back in April not to be a part of the third season of Lena Dunham's HBO series "Girls." And the actor has remained pretty tight-lipped about his departure from the series, until now.
Christopher, who played Marnie's on-again-off-again BF Charlie, dished about leaving the series to the New York Times while promoting his role in the play “The Hill Town Plays.”
“The world that Lena wrote was very real, especially in New York,” he explained. “But it wasn’t as relatable for me on a personal level. It’s not that I only like to play roles I know to a T, but there’s something satisfying about playing parts where you really relate to the characters.”
Iain De Caestecker has one crazy name and one hot face to look at. His new show, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” already has fans buzzing, and Iain has our hearts racing. We’re naming him this week’s Hump Day Hottie.
Check out this dreamy photo of Iain, and keep reading for more details about him!
Vital stats: The 26-year-old actor grew up in Glasgow, Scotland. While he kick-started his acting career as a kid, he did attend Langside College for some time.
It's a happy ending for Adam Pally after all! The former "Happy Endings" star has just been named a series regular on "The Mindy Project."
Although Adam has yet to appear on the just-launched season two of "The Mindy Project," The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that he’s already booked a regular gig on the show after initially signing on for a recurring role. But, we’ve got even more information for you.
We had the pleasure of chatting with Mindy Kaling earlier this week, and she revealed some details about her practice’s latest addition. “Pally is my favorite, and he plays this guy Peter Prentiss, who kind of takes over after [James] Franco leaves,” she explained. “And he is a Dartmouth undergrad/Dartmouth medical school grad.”
Dakota Johnson is getting a pretty high-profile co-sign from Mindy Kaling. The casting of the former "Ben & Kate" star in the big-screen adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey” may have initially led fans of the E.L. James trilogy to scratch their heads, but Mindy is hardly surprised by it.
She’s got a lot of love for Dakota, who used to share Tuesday nights with "The Mindy Project" star on Fox.
"Dakota is another one where it’s like, she’s really funny and very beautiful, so she was the kind of person where it’s like sometimes you put a timer on someone and you’re like ‘Dakota’s going—[it’s] to be a certain amount of time before she becomes huge,'" she said, adding, "Cause she’s just very dry and funny, beautiful in a way that’s not, like, boring. She’s gonna be great."
Jonathan Groff is adorable. And talented. And this week has a brand-new indie "C.O.G." out. And, in honor of the flick, we’re naming this star of stage and screen this week’s Hump Day Hottie.
Check out this dreamy photo of Jonathan, and keep reading for more details about him!
Vital stats: The 28-year-old actor grew up in Lancaster, PA. He was about to attend the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University when he was cast in his first major role, “In My Life.” He used to date “Star Trek” star Zachary Quinto. Oh, yeah, he’s also Lea Michele’s bestie. They met while both appearing in “Spring Awakening.”