Still working out the portmanteau for this one. There must be something there, right? This includes Kaling as shallow, self-absorbed Kelly and Novak as cocky intern Ryan.
Kelly and Ryan start dating on the show. Ryan tries to break up with her several times, but fails until he finally moves to New York. Is this not dating? It premieres in September with Novak credited as a consulting producer. This role ends after one season. Novak begins a three-episode arc on The Mindy Project, playing Jamie, a potential love interest for Mindy. Mindy is interested in Jamie but suspicious of his weirdly close relationship with his female best friend.
In the end, Jamie ends up with the best friend. He tells Entertainment Weekly about the relationship his character has with his BFF, and how it compares with his real-life friendship with Mindy: Kaling brings Novak as her date to her first Met Gala. Samantha Ronson posts this cute photo of them.
This is when mindykaling explained to bjnovak where babies really come from. Kaling appears on the cover of Elle magazine. People really respond to her voice. And guys respond to that. This is not a girl who waits by the phone. This is a girl who picks up the phone and calls whoever she wants. The acknowledgements include a mention of Kaling: Actually, I would trade it for the world. What am I talking about: I'd trade it for a more consistently positive relationship with Mindy Kaling.
Kaling makes Novak this montage of photos for his birthday. I was so sad. When I get depressed, I stop eating. I was so miserable and so beautiful. For the record, if anyone asked me to marry them, I would have said yes. Sounded pretty interesting to me.
I saw that video of you dancing with elmo and was hoping nothing had changed between us. Whose [sic] gonna tell me when my favorite Lana Del Rey lyric is actually a famous Nabokov line? After being photographed leaving a restaurant together, Kaling denies that she and Novak are back together during an interview with E! Kaling and Novak watch the Super Bowl together, which we mention mainly to link to this pic: My relationship with B. Novak is weird as hell. He is not my boyfriend, but he is not my best friend.
The New York Daily News reports that the two are writing a book together, noting that their price tag lands them somewhere between Lena Dunham and Hillary Clinton as highly paid authors.