Mindy Lahiri is about to add another hunky notch to her love belt: “Justified” star Timothy Olyphant is set to guest-star in an episode of “The Mindy Project.”
Olyphant will ditch the boots, hat and laid-back swagger of Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens for a ... skateboard. The actor is set to play Graham Logan, “a wild, professional skateboarder in his mid-40s who nearly runs Mindy over in Union Square before asking her out on a date.”
Naturally, Mindy can’t resist — hello, the damsel in distress is a meet-cute mainstay in the rom-com world! J.Lo would be mulch if Matthew McConaughey hadn’t rescued her from a high-speed trash bin. And before Charlotte York was contending with Trey MacDougal’s bedroom issues, she was swooning over how they met: His taxi nearly ran her over. Thank you, Mindy Kaling (who stars as the unlucky-in-love Mindy Lahiri), for keeping the tradition going.
The hit-and-run episode will air early in the season. Olyphant joins other guest stars dropping by in the upcoming season. Others include James Franco, Chloe Sevigny, Anders Holm, Bill Hader, Kris Humphries, Glenn Howerton, the National and Adam Pally.
“The Mindy Project” kicks off its second season on Sept. 17 at 9:30 p.m. PT/ET.