The Mindy Project was one of the best new comedy debuts on television last season, and it was no surprise that Fox picked up another full season of the show. One of the best parts of the first season was that almost every episode, we got a famous guest star. We had everyone from BJ Novak, Seth Rogen, and Ed Helms guest star on the show, and that doesn't look like it will be stopping for next season.
It's just been announced that James Franco will be guest starring in the Season 2 premiere. According to the press release, "Franco will play DR. PAUL LEOTARD, the charismatic and popular doctor who replaces MINDY (Mindy Kaling) at Shulman & Associates while she is in Haiti on a volunteer mission. A former professional fashion model, Dr. Leotard radically altered his career goals after he accidentally walked off a runway at fashion week and was saved by a pregnant woman. From that day forward, he devoted himself to helping pregnant women and immediately applied to medical school."
The episode will air on Tuesday, September 17th, marking the debut of the second season of the Mindy Project. Mindy Kaling and James Franco have previously worked together, on this summer's surprise comedy hit, 'This Is The End'.
'The Mindy Project', in addition to starring Mindy Kaling, also stars series regulars Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Zoe Jarman, Ike Barinholtz, Anna Camp, Amanda Sutton, Beth Grant, and Mark Duplass.