Also in Variety, Mindy Kaling, an actor, writer, and producer on The Office, has signed a deal to create her own show:

Under terms of the two-year, seven-figure deal, Kaling will continue to write for and appear on "The Office" next season while simultaneously developing a comedy in which she would also star.

"This is my first step in a Transformers-style way to take over the whole world," Kaling quipped. "I've only ever worked for NBC, and I've felt an enormous amount of support from the executives there."

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Other details remain vague, but any deal that leads to more Kaling comedy can't be a bad thing, right?