Mindy Kaling’s New TV Series Casts Mouzam Makkar

A single-camera comedy series by Mindy Kaling, yet to be titled, has a pilot order from NBC and, Deadline reports, its leading stars.

Mouzam Makkar, known for her roles on the CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” and FOX’s “The Exorcist,” has joined the cast as a series regular. Makkar was born in India and raised in the United Arab Emirates.

She will play opposite Anders Holm, the co-creator, writer and star of Comedy Central’s hit show “Workaholics.” The actor has frequented Kaling’s “The Mindy Project” as a recurring guest.

Kaling, who will co-executive produce the series alongside Charlie Grandy, will also star.

Holm will play an unambitious but charming gym owner, Vince, who lives with his brother. When Vince’s old high school fling, Priya (Kaling), hands off his teenage son on his doorstep, his world is turned upside down. Makker will be Britney, Vince’s longtime on- and off-girlfriend.

The Kaling-helmed “The Mindy Project,” which has run for five seasons on FOX and Hulu, also began as an NBC pilot. The new untitled series will be produced by Universal TV, Kaling International and 3 Arts Entertainment.