Kris Humphries Will Appear on Mindy Kaling’s The Mindy Project, Season 2

Kris Humphries will guest star on Season 2 of The Mindy Project.
Kris Humphries; Mindy Kaling Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images; Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage

Kris Humphries is headed back to the small screen. After appearing on his ex-wife Kim Kardshian's various E! reality shows in 2011, the Boston Celtic power forward will make a cameo during the second season of FOX's The Mindy Project, TV Guide reports; this will be the athlete's first scripted series. Humphries, 28, joins previously announced guest stars James Franco and Adam Pally.

Humphries isn't the first NBA player to appear on creator and star Mindy Kaling's hit comedy. In the third episode from the show's first season, "In the Club," Amar'e Stoudemire and Danny Granger made cameos — and played wingman for lawyer Josh Daniels (Tommy Dewey). Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews III also guest starred in an episode titled "Sante Fe."

Speaking to reporters in March, Kaling said she hoped to bring back a two-time guest star in Season 2. "I would like nothing better than to work with Ellie Kemper for the rest of my life. I love her," the 34-year-old raved of her former Office costar. "She's so fun to work with. She's so naturally funny. Guys love her and girls want to be her friend; that would be a dream."

Previous guest stars on The Mindy Project include Chloe Sevigny, Seth Rogen, Allison Williams, Bill Hader, Francia Raisa, B.J. Novak, Eva Amurri and Common.

The Mindy Project returns Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 9:30 p.m. EST on FOX.

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