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Mindy Kaling returning to NBC in a new sitcom

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A Boston-ish bit of news arrived this week, as the networks announced their upcoming schedules. One-time local Mindy Kaling — who is wrapping up “The Mindy Project” on Hulu this fall — has a new single-camera comedy on the way. Called “Champions,” it will air on her old network, NBC, former home of “The Office,” where Kaling got her break as a writer and cast member.

Kaling, who has upcoming movie roles in “A Wrinkle in Time” and “Ocean’s Eight,” will again write and she will play a recurring character on the show, which will focus on a guy named Vince, who lives with his younger brother. And then one day (as they say in sitcom pitch meetings), Vince’s ex — played by Kaling — shows up and drops off a teenage son he didn’t know about. Bachelor panic ensues.

“Champions” will star Anders Holm as Vince. Holm recently finished his long-running Comedy Central series, “Workaholics,” which he co-created and starred in, and he had a recurring role on “The Mindy Project” as one of her love interests. No word yet on when the show will air.

Matthew Gilbert can be reached at gilbert@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.
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