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'The Mindy Project' shakes up supporting cast

One regular departs while another has role reduced

By Kenny Herzog Nov 21, 2012 9:21AM
To paraphrase David Bowie, sometimes in life you just have to be ready for ch-ch-ch-changes. That advice is especially apt if you're a creator, cast member or viewer of a first-season network sitcom. To wit, Mindy Kaling's eponymous comedy, "The Mindy Project," has hit a lot of right notes thus far. That said, it's also struggled at times to make use of its entire ensemble cast, particularly Anna Camp as Mindy's BFF Gwen and Amanda Setton as Jersey-girl office mate Shauna. 

"The Mindy Project" | Mindy Kaling | Anna Camp | Amanda Setton

Alas, it's not a huge surprise that both characters have been reassessed. And according to TV Line, Setton is in fact departing the show for good due to "creative reasons" (i.e. presumably being asked to play a one-dimensional, thickly  accented fashionista). Meanwhile, Camp, who's a very familiar face these days thanks to featured swings on "True Blood" and "The Good Wife," has reportedly asked to be re-negotiated from regular to recurring presence. This, in essence, would give her flexibility to work on other projects, given that Gwen's been given roughly three minutes of total dialog thus far.
But don't fret: Our lead protagonist won't be lacking for gal-pal chemistry. "Mindy Project" is already looking to cast the part of Maggie, Mindy's tomboyish friend from college. That should make for an interesting counterpart to Mindy's uber-femme, romantic comedy-obsessed OBGYN. And, hopefully, hilarity.

"The Mindy Project" airs Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.
Nov 21, 2012 2:53PM
This show needs more than a "cast shake up"  .....more like the "main character" ...  ugh!
Nov 21, 2012 2:49PM
And put a end to all the shows with the Friends cast offs.Chandler Bing is so over, on his new stupid and unfunny show.It does have a huge cringe factor
Nov 21, 2012 1:26PM
This is a show that the critics made me watch 2 more times than I would have otherwise - it just isn't that good.
Nov 21, 2012 1:06PM
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