Mindy Project Enlists Vanessa Williams While Kaling Seems Invisible In New Ad

Credit Vanessa Williams/ TV Line
Credit Vanessa Williams/ TV Line

There’s a new doctor making their way to The Mindy Project! It seems Vanessa Williams will be the latest Dr. to grace the Shulman and Associates halls. She’ll appear in episode 17 titled “Danny Catellano is my Nutritionist.”

Williams revealed her guest spot by tweeting a photo of the script, which was written by Kaling and Matt Warburton. We only know that her character’s name is Dr. Phillips. No word yet on what kind of medicine she’ll be practicing.

Shooting began on January 18th and it seems Williams is having a good time! She tweeted a picture of her and Mindy on set after wrapping. I love Vanessa Williams and if Dr. Phillips is anything like Wilhelmina Slater (Ugly Betty) then we’re in business! Hopefully her appearance will be open ended so we can see more of her in the future.

Kaling herself has been in the news, because it seems she’s been invisible this whole time… Ok, maybe not exactly! Entertainment Weekly released a 30 second teaser for Kaling’s upcoming Super Bowl ad for Nationwide. The spot couldn’t come at a better time, since I was going through a Mindy-detox. There wasn’t a new episode this week due to the State of the Union Address.

In the clip, we see Kaling trying to hail a cab. A narrator informs us to how she always felt invisible, and it seems, maybe she really is. Cut to her living out some of her wildest (ok not so wild, but funny) fantasies! I can’t wait to watch the full length commercial that will air on Super Bowl Sunday, February 2nd!

You can catch The Mindy Project, Tuesdays at 9:30 pm EST on Fox. And as always, look for my recaps of The Mindy Project on 4YE!