Just as your feelings about “New Girl” depend mostly on your feelings about Zooey Deschanel, you will dislike Fox’s “The Mindy Project” if you aren’t a fan of Mindy Kaling. The actress-writer-producer from “The Office” and best-selling author of “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)” has created and written and produced a show very much in her own image.
I like Kaling — she could effortlessly hijack any moment she wanted to on “The Office,” as the terminally superficial Kelly Kapoor — and I find enough promise in her new sitcom to want to see more of it. Despite a few flaws, “The Mindy Project” could evolve into an interesting hybrid, an anti-romantic-comedy romantic comedy.