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Stephen Colbert Set for Guest Spot on ‘The Mindy Project’

Stephen Colbert is bringing his beard to Fox’s “The Mindy Project.”

Series star-creator Mindy Kaling caused a stir Friday by tweeting a picture of herself with Colbert with the message: “Coming soon to #themindyproject: Father Michael O’Donnell.”

Colbert, who has grown a salt-and-pepper beard since signing off of “The Colbert Report” in December, is wearing a priest’s robe and collar in the picture that appears to be taken inside a church. Fox and “Mindy” producer Universal TV declined to elaborate on the role.

It’s unlikely that Colbert is committing to a lengthy arc on “Mindy” as he is preparing to take over the 11:35 p.m.”Late Show” slot on CBS from David Letterman in the fall.

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