'Fargo' star Allison Tolman and Shonda Rhimes to guest star on 'The Mindy Project'

By Kyle Johnson,

Fargo star Allison Tolman and Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes have booked guest star roles in the upcoming season of Fox's The Mindy Project.

Tolman is set to appear in two episodes of the third season as a blind date for Adam Pally's Peter Prentice, according to TVGuide, who first reported the casting.

The Emmy-nominated actress will play Abby Berman, who is a sweet romance novelist. She and Prentice go on a date that goes completely poorly.

In addition, Rhimes, whose shows will dominate ABC on Thursday nights this fall, will make her acting debut on the Mindy Kaling comedy, TVLine is exclusively reporting.

The Grey's Anatomy creator has long been a fan of both the Fox comedy and Kaling and in her guest appearance she is said to be playing herself. Further details about her turn in front of the camera is being kept quiet.

She jokingly took to Twitter after news broke, writing, "Shh. Nobody tell Mindy Kaling that I can neither act nor appear lifelike on camera. NO ONE STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING!"

The third season of The Mindy Project premieres Sept. 16.

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