Exclusive: The Mindy Project Snags a Mad Man for Multi-Episode Season 2 Arc

Michael Ausiello and Kimberly Roots
The Mindy Project Ben Feldman
The Mindy Project Ben Feldman

The Mindy Project has found a Maddening new plaything for leading lady Mindy Kaling.

Mad Men‘s Ben Feldman is joining the Fox comedy’s Season 2 cast for multiple episodes as a love interest for Kaling’s titular doc, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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“He’s an arts and culture writer and a bit of a snob — he kind of looks down on Mindy’s taste,” explains exec producer Jack Burditt of Feldman’s character. “There’s an attraction there, but also a divide between them. She’ll say things, and she has no idea what he’s talking about. [We'll see] how these two people who are very different can get along. ”

For those keeping score at home, Feldman’s casting brings to three the number of potential boyfriends being introduced for Kaling’s Dr. Lahiri in Season 2. He joins fellow suitors Timothy Olyphant (Justified) and Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia).

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