Mindy Kaling Goes After TV Tropes For The New Yorker

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Mindy Kaling is on to you, TV networks.

In a new Shouts & Murmurs humor piece for the New Yorker the creator and star of The Mindy Project a TV veteran in her own right — describes "some of the kinds of shows the networks seem to be clamoring for lately." Kaling then goes onto lampoon a bunch of show-types that will be all too familiar to anyone with a DVR or a Netflix account. These include "The Staunch Oval Office Dame," "The Abandoned Spinster Club," and "Neurotic Sensitive Guy Is Also Super-Unhappy." Regarding that last one, she explains, "Deemed brilliant and hilarious, this show usually has no jokes." (Hi, Louie.)

Our favorite? "Hot Serial Killer Who's Kind Of Literary," which, according to Kaling, stars a "melancholy English actor" and is "everyone's mom's favorite show." The piece also reveals that Kaling's own show, the aforementioned The Mindy Project, has origins in Venezuela.

Expect more written-hilarity from Kaling soon. The comedian's follow-up to her 2011 book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) is due out in September. It's called Why Not Me?, and is another essay collection. Meanwhile, The Mindy Project is heading to Hulu for its new season.
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