4:29pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'The Mindy Project' Enlists Fortune Feimster
The Mindy Project isn't shying away from guest stars for its fourth season and first on Hulu.
The former Fox comedy has enlisted comedian Fortune Feimster for a recurring role, producers announced Sunday during their panel at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour.
Feimster — who recently starred in a semi-autobiographical comedy that narrowly missed a series pickup at ABC — will recur and play a nurse and the sister of Garret Dillahunt's Jody. Dillahunt will play a doctor who takes over for Mindy (Mindy Kaling) while she goes on maternity leave. His character is a Southern gentleman with traditional values who believes Mindy a bit of an idiot.
Feimster joins a season four cast that also includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Mindy's husband in the season four premiere, which is poised to be a Sliding Doors-type installment. That episode will also feature Freida Pinto as Danny's (Chris Messina) love interest.
The Mindy Project season four — which will follow a three-act structure at Hulu rather than Fox's four — debuts Sept. 15 on Hulu, with new episodes bowing weekly.
Feimster's credits include Chelsea Lately, Fox's Cabot College, Glee, Mulaney, Workaholics and 2 Broke Girls, is repped by Gersh and Truhett/Garcia.