Mindy Kaling Working on New Workplace Comedy Series Inspired by LA Lakers
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The Kelly Kapoor of 'The Office' is developing a new Netflix series tentatively called 'Showtime' inspired by the staff working at the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team.

AceShowbiz - Actress and writer Mindy Kaling has been recruited to develop a workplace comedy inspired by the front office antics of staff at the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team.

The as-yet-untitled series will follow Eliza Reed, the governor of a fictional NBA team, as she deals with ownership issues and family drama, all with the support of her best friend.

"Modern Family" writer Elaine Ko will pen the 10-episode Netflix project, and serve as showrunner and executive producer, alongside "The Office" star Kaling.

Also among the executive producers will be Lakers president Jeanie Buss, who is the controlling owner of the team following the 2013 death of her father, Jerry Buss, and the sporting franchise's executive director and Jeanie's close friend, Linda Rambis.

The news of the comedy comes a few months after bosses at U.S. cable network HBO announced plans for a scripted drama focusing on the basketball team's 1980s dynasty.

The Adam McKay project, currently titled "Showtime", boasts an all-star cast including John C. Reilly as Jerry, Sally Field as his wife Jessie, and Hadley Robinson as Jeanie.

Buss is not involved in that show although she is also producing an untitled Lakers docuseries for Hulu with filmmaker Antoine Fuqua.

Mindy Kaling's last movie titled "Locked Down" was released in January this year.

She gave birth to her second child last year.

She was recently announced to be among Hollywood stars collaborating to launch a film school for disadvantage teens in Los Angeles. She joins Georg Clooney, Don Cheadley, Kerry Washington, and Eva Longoria.

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