The Mindy Project creator, executive producer and star Mindy Kaling has teamed with the series’ executive producer Charlie Grandy for a single-camera sibling comedy, which has been snatched by NBC with a put pilot commitment.
Written by Kaling and Grandy, the untitled comedy centers on a charismatic gym owner with no ambition who lives with his younger brother, a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when they have to take in the older brother’s son — whom they have never met.
The project stems from the big writing, producing and acting deal Kaling inked with Universal TV this past summer. Uni TV is producing the comedy with Kaling’s Kaling International banner and 3 Arts Entertainment. Kaling and Grandy executive produce alongside 3 Arts’ Howard Klein.
Kaling was a quick start, rising from a staff writer to executive producer and co-star on NBC’s The Office over the course of a few years. While still on the Emmy-winning NBC/Uni TV series, she sold a comedy to NBC, which eventually migrated to Fox and Hulu. The Mindy Project, created by and starring Kaling for Uni TV, currently airs its fifth season on Hulu and recently was sold in cable syndication to VH1 and Freeform.
Grandy, who also worked with Kaling on The Office, is on a streak, with two consecutive comedy scripts going to pilot, the multi-camera 48 Hours ’til Monday at Fox during the 2014-15 cycle and the single-camera Dumb Prince at NBC last season, with Amy Poehler directing and executive producing.
Kaling is repped by CAA; Grandy is with UTA.