Well, she may not have gotten her deserved Emmy win, but hey, I’ll take a new guest starring role on a comedy series as a consolation prize for her.
Emmy-nominated Fargo actress Allison Tolman has just landed her first television role after becoming the breakout star of the FX series for her performance as Molly Solverson. Tolman will guest star in Fox’s comedy The Mindy Project during season three, playing Abby Berman, “a sweet romance novelist” who goes a terrible blind date with Adam Pally’s bro’d-out doctor Peter Prentice. After their horrendous first encounter, Peter will attempt to make it up to Tolman’s Abby. TVGuide first reported the news.
Tolman will be hanging around The Mindy Project for two episodes, and she is the newest addition of several big-named guest stars that the Fox comedy has booked for this upcoming season. Along with Tolman, Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes will guest star as herself in a secret storyline, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Rob McElhenny will show up as Morgan’s “hot but sleazy” cousin, and Rhea Perlman will play Danny’s Mom who isn’t a big fan of Mindy, a familiar romantic comedy trope that Kaling has promised to a put a “new spin” on.
In addition to her Emmy-nominated (even though it should have been Emmy-winning) role in Fargo, Tolman’s short list of past TV credits include appearances in Prison Break and Sordid Lives: The Series. She’s also appeared in a short film entitled A Thousand Cocktails Later.
The Mindy Project, which is shaping up to have quite the strong guest cast for season three, returns Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 9:30 p.m. Fox.
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