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B.J. Novak Will Guest-Star on The Mindy Project

Actor B.J. Novak attends the NYLON And Sony X Headphones September TV Issue Party at Mr. C Beverly Hills on September 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

Kelly Kapoor and Ryan Howard are never ever ever getting back together — unless, of course, Greg Daniels has a secret plan to bring back the incredibly odd/amazingly awesome couple before The Office closes for good this May. (Please let him have a secret plan.) But there's some very good news for fans of Kelly and Ryan alter egos Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak: Vulture has learned that Novak has booked a two-episode guest arc on Kaling's first year Fox comedy The Mindy Project. And yes, sparks of the romantic variety shall fly.

According to a source, Novak will play Jamie, a potential love interest and "a charming Latin professor who bonds with Mindy over their love of a dead language." Not much more is known about the plot, though we can report that Novak's Jamie will have a friend named Lucy, who will be played by Susan Sarandon's daughter Eva Amurri (Californication). It's not too surprising that Novak is doing an on-camera turn on Mindy: In addition to being Kaling's self-described best friend, he's already been working on the show as a consulting producer. Look for his episodes to air early next year, to be followed shortly by a dramatic uptick in Ryan and Kelly fan fiction

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