[It's a] funny little part and my friend Jeremy [Bronson] wrote [it.] A really funny script and she's in it!
The reality star joins a growing list of actors who will appear during the second season, including James Franco, who debuted as Dr. Paul Leotard in last week's season premiere, and Adam Pally ("Happy Endings"), who was originally set to have a recurring role but was recently promoted to a series regular.
"Mindy is a huge fan of Kendra's and asked her to do one episode," a source told Us. "Kendra is so excited!"
Wilkinson, 28, was briefly mentioned in the Season 1 episode "Santa Fe" when Mindy's ex-boyfriend Josh (Tommy Dewey) reads a tweet she had sent to Wilkinson's husband Hank Baskett, which read: "I'm flying to your home state tonight. I think you and Kendra have a beautiful relationship #bigfan."
Wilkinson, who dated Hugh Hefner, is best known for starring in the reality shows "The Girls Next Door," "Kendra" and "Kendra on Top."
"The Mindy Project" Season 2 continues Tuesdays at 9:30/8:30 p.m. CT on Fox.