LOS ANGELES — Mindy Kaling is on a tear. The Cambridge-born comic actress/writer/producer/director was nominated for an Emmy in 2010 for her writing on “The Office.” Her 2011 book, “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns),” became a New York Times bestseller. She boasts about 1.87 million Twitter followers.
And now Kaling has her own sitcom, “The Mindy Project,” debuting on Fox Tuesday. She plays a thirtysomething obstretrician/gynecologist addicted to romantic comedies. The show, and its setting, were inspired in part by her mother’s years as an ob/gyn at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston.