Laura Dern will make a guest appearance on The Mindy Project.

The show's star and creator Mindy Kaling announced the news on Twitter, saying she is "so excited" to welcome Dern to the show.

According to E Online, Dern will play a gynaecologist on the comedy series, but no other details about her role or when she will appear have yet been released.

Kris Jenner, Stephen Colbert and Laverne Cox have also been lined up to appear in season three of the Fox show.