Yesterday, HBO Max announced that they've greenlit a "Scooby-Doo" prequel series called "Velma," focused specifically on the brains behind the Mystery Inc. gang. The show will be produced by none other than Mindy Kaling, who'll also provide the voice of Velma. Most of us -- even non-"Scooby-Doo" fans like myself -- are excited, just because Mindy Kaling can do anything, but others had the audacity to try and roast our girl for her casting! When a Twitter troll responded to the news using that gif of Michael Scott yelling, "No!" Kaling replied with the ultimate comeback: "I wrote the episode of 'The Office' this gif is from." As Michael would say, "Boom, roasted!" But, seriously -- Mindy Kaling is responsible for some of the best programming out there, even besides "The Office," so whatever she wants to make a show about is fair game. For example...
This is kind of a no-brainer, but Mindy Kaling was the star of this rom-com series that aired for three seasons on Fox and then another three on Hulu. She created the show, executive producing and writing the episodes.
Also a brainchild of Kaling, this Hulu show based on the 1994 Hugh Grant romantic comedy was brilliant. A diverse cast, modern storylines and just the right amount of heartstring-tugging.
Mindy Kaling wrote a script quickly bought up by Fox 2000, and once Emma Thompson was on board to co-star, they were off. Kaling also has a producer credit on this film, about the relationship between a young writer and the host of a late-night show.
Why wouldn't Mindy Kaling foray into Disney? This 2018 film had a bombshell cast, including Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon, with Kaling starring as Mrs. Who.
It's still in the works, but Kaling is in the thick of writing the script for the third Reese Witherspoon-led installment, and I don't even care what you think now, this movie will rock all of our socks off. We're expecting it May 2022.
This coming-of-age Netflix series was definitely geared toward a younger audience, but its themes were relatable to anyone. Devi is an Indian-American teenager dealing with the sudden death of her father while also trying to navigate high school. Mindy Kaling wrote the series semi-based on her own childhood and executive produced it. Season 2 is forthcoming.
As creator and producer of this one-season NBC comedy series, Kaling didn't need to star in it, but she did, anyway, as the semi-absent mother to the 15-year-old son she pawns off onto his unsuspecting father.
Again, another brilliant work of art involving Mindy Kaling. Based on Steven Soderbergh's "Oceans" trilogy, this time it was a story of all-female kick-*ssery, starring Kaling as jewelry maker Amita.
Kaling let gal pals Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon take the executive producing reins on this one, but she still lit up her scenes as rival morning talk show host Audra.
Here's a big "didja know?": Mindy Kaling was the voice of Disgust in this ultra-adorable Pixar film. Really has her hand in every boiling pot, this one.
This new comedy series for HBO Max, announced back in October, is another Mindy Kaling creation -- she'll serve as co-writer and co-executive producer of the series with Justin Noble, who also worked with her on "Never Have I Ever." The show will follow four roommates at New England Essex College.