The streaming service has given a 10-episode order to the untitled comedy series about the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation Indian-American teenage girl. Kaling co-created the comedy with former Mindy Project writer Lang Fisher, who will serve as showrunner. In an interview with Variety earlier this year, Kaling previewed her series: “Netflix approached me about doing a series on young Mindy," she said. “I wasn’t as interested in telling a period piece about an Indian girl growing up in the ’80s, but I told them I’d love to do a show about a 15 year old Indian girl now.”
The Oscar-nominated actor is joining the Saturday Night Live star's NBC comedy pilot, formerly known as Saving Kenan, playing his father-in-law, a retired police officer. Garcia, who played Ricardo Montalbán on last year's HBO movie My Dinner with Hervé and who recently filmed Amazon's Modern Love, has been one of the biggest names this pilot season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In fact, Garcia chose The Kenan Show after fielding multiple pilot offers. Garcia's last regular series role was on HBO's Ballers in 2016, recurring as a big-time money manager boss.
Deadspin has rounded up the 94 complaints filed with the FCC over CBS' Super Bowl coverage, including emails objecting to Travis Scott and the trailer for Jordan Peele's Us movie. About 58 complaints took issue with Maroon 5's halftime show and Levine's bare chest, including many that were obviously trolling. "I was horrified to see Adam Levine take off his shirt and expose his nipples," said one email. "It is absolutely not the place for nipples on national tv while children are watching. It is morally reprehensible and I am appalled."
“We went back and forth about it in the writers’ room," tweeted showrunner Alexi Hawley of last night's episode. "But it ultimately felt like the most dramatic and powerful way to impact our story.”
CBS scored the most Daytime Emmy nominations this year with 61 total nods. The 46th Daytime Emmy Awards will take place on May 5 in Los Angeles. ALSO: Facebook is in the Daytime Emmys race with Jada Pinkett Smith's Red Table Talk.