By Erin Strecker
Updated July 16, 2013 at 08:47 PM EDT
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James Franco can add “doctor” to his ever-growing résumé.

Or, at least, he’ll play one on TV. Franco will guest-star on the first two episodes of The Mindy Project this fall, EW has learned. He’ll portray Dr. Paul Leotard, a charismatic and popular doctor who replaces Mindy while she is in Haiti on a volunteer mission with her pastor boyfriend. “A former professional fashion model, Dr. Leotard radically altered his career goals after he accidentally walked off a runway at fashion week and was saved by a pregnant woman. From that day forward, he devoted himself to helping pregnant women and immediately applied to medical school,” a press release announces.

Sounds like Dr. Reed and Dr. Castellano are going to have some competition for Official Office Dreamboat. The second season of The Mindy Project will premiere Tuesday, Sept. 17.

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