Today's an age where one of the writers of The Office starts her empire and continues developing television shows even as hers ends its run. The Mindy Project star/creator/writer/producer Mindy Kaling has her hands in two new shows for NBC.
Variety reports the first is untitled and comes from Kaling's Mindy Project co-worker Lang Fisher. The series is said to be about "the dedicated diplomats of a small U.S. embassy in the Caribbean who are suddenly thrown into chaos when an unqualified, ignorant and hard-living oil man is appointed as their new ambassador." Fisher, Kaling, David Miner, and Howard Klein will exective produce.
The second show -- Venice Beach Venture -- is helmed by Matt Warburton, another Mindy Kaling alum. This show is a dual workplace/romcom "set amidst the booming Southern California tech scene, where a brilliant young female engineer faces an exasperating workplace and an arrogant billionaire boss at an elite venture capital firm." Klein and Kaling will both executive produce.