When Fox picked up The Mindy Project, created by The Office star Mindy Kaling, it was believed that her character, Kelly Kapoor, would no longer be a fixture in the Dunder Mifflin office. Today, we have word that the actress has inked a deal to appear in at least two episodes of The Office Season 9.
It isn't known when she will come back to the show, since she serves as the star, writer, and executive producer on The Mindy Project, debuting September 25 on Fox. Paul Lieberstein and James Spader are also not returning to the show, and B.J. Novak will only be appearing in a limited capacity. We reported in January that NBC is also developing a spin-off starring Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute for midseason.
We also reported earlier this month that Clark Duke joined the cast as a new series regular, in an unspecified role. The Office Season 9 Premiere will debut Thursday, September 20 at 9 PM ET on NBC.