New Fox Sitcom Snags Writers From ‘Community,’ Director From ‘Modern Family’ and Creator of ‘Malcolm in the Middle’

Jun 18, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Two writers from NBC’s "Community," the creator of "Malcolm in the Middle" and a director from "Modern Family" have been hired by Mindy Kaling’s new Fox comedy, reports New York Magazine’s Joe Adalian in the Vulture blog.

"Community" writer Matt Warburton will serve as an executive producer for "The Mindy Project," and is expected to work closely with Kaling, possibly running the writers’ room. Warburton worked for several seasons on "The Simpsons" before joining "Community" last season.

Chris McKenna from "Community" has also been hired, serving as a co-executive producer on "Mindy" as part of a new deal he signed with Universal Television, the story notes.

"Modern Family" director Michael Spiller will serve as lead director and executive producer, while Linwood Boomer, the creator of "Malcolm in the Middle," will work as a consulting producer.

Additionally, Kaling’s "The Office" co-star B.J. Novak is in discussions to join as a consulting producer on the new show, the story says. He was an executive producer on the pilot.

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