8:32am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Seth Rogen to Guest Star on Fox's 'Mindy Project'
Seth Rogen is heading to Fox's The Mindy Project.
The Guilt Trip funnyman has been tapped to guest star in a February episode of the Fox freshman comedy, the network announced Monday at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour in Pasadena.
Rogen, whose small-screen credits include Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared, will play Sam, the guy with whom Mindy (Mindy Kaling) shared her first kiss at Jewish summer camp in "The One That Got Away." During the Feb. 19 installment, the duo will rekindle the sparks of their teen romance.
For Rogen, the guest stint reunites him with his This is The End co-star, Kaling. In addition to features including Knocked Up, Pineapple Express and 50/50, Rogen's small-screen credits include Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared and FX's The League.
Rogen joins a retooled Mindy Project, which recently shuffled its cast for the New Year.As part of its 2013 reboot, series regular StephenTobolowsky's Dr. Shulman was recently written out of and the series tapped comedian Mary Grill to recur as Mindy's old college friend, while promoting Beth Grant's Nurse Beverly to series regular. The changes also include some behind the scenes additions, with 30 Rock's Jack Burditt and Tracey Wigfield recently boarding the Universal Television comedy.
The Mindy Project returns from its winter hiatus Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. on Fox.