What’s your favorite artistic James Franco product? His book? His movies? The classes he teaches? His hair? As of today, he has yet another product to add to his massive resume: He’s joining the Fox comedy The Mindy Project.

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Yes, you read that correctly. James will star in a two-episode arc starting with the season premiere on September 19. He plays Dr. Paul Leotard, the doctor who replaces Mindy while she’s off in Haiti with her boyfriend. A press release from Fox explains that his character is a former fashion model who fell off a runway and was saved by a pregnant woman, inspiring him to dedicate his life to pregnant women. Sure, okay. Why not.

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My guess is that Mindy Kaling‘s character will despise James’ character, since he sounds like a loopy numbnuts. Perfect! Here’s hoping that she’s broken up with the minister in Haiti and has a rebound fling with the dumb pretty boy.

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