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Upfronts 2012: Watch previews of 'The Mindy Project' and 'Ben and Kate'

May 14, 2012 |  4:04 pm

The Mindy Project

Fox unveiled its new fall shows on Monday afternoon, including two new comedies that are set to debut this fall.

Mindy Kaling is leaving "The Office" for her own comedy series, called "The Mindy Project."

In this series, which she created, Kaling plays OB/GYN Mindy Lahiri, who's on the hunt for a man to share her life while simultaneously dealing with the kooky personalities in her medical practice, including self-absorbed fellow doctor Jeremy Reed (Ed Weeks), whom Mindy keeps ending up with, and hot-headed Danny Castellano (Chris Messina), who steals her patients.

VIDEO: Watch 2012 TV previews

The series also stars Zoe Jarman, Anna Camp and Dana DeLorenzo. It will air at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

"Ben and Kate" stars newcomer Dakota Johnson and Nat Faxon (who recently won an Oscar for co-writing "The Descendents") as a brother and sister attempting to make ends meet while raising the sister's young daughter (played by Maggie Jones).

Since this is a comedy, the siblings are an odd couple: The brother is one of those wacky schemers and the sister is the level-headed single mother who never finished college because she got pregnant.

The series was created by "What Happens in Vegas" writer Dana Fox and executive produced by director Jake Kasdan. It will air 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays.


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Photo: Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader in "The Mindy Project." Credit: Beth Dubber / Fox.