About The Mindy Project

The Mindy Project is a single-camera comedy created by and starring Emmy Award-nominated writer/producer and New York Times best-selling author Mindy Kaling. With three seasons at FOX from 2012 to 2015, the series followed a skilled OB/GYN trying (and failing!) to navigate her romantic life with dignity and grace.

Dr. Mindy Lahiri (Kaling) is a talented obstetrician with a chaotic personal life, who struggles to find the perfect relationship, remain focused at work, stay current on reality TV and channel her inner warrior – Beyoncé Pad Thai. Mindy shares a practice with three doctors, none of whom makes life any easier for her. Dr. Danny Castellano (Chris Messina) is a guys’ guy whose on-again-off-again romance with Mindy kept the office staff on its toes. Dr. Jeremy Reed (Ed Weeks), the office’s managing partner, is the resident punching bag, and Dr. Peter Prentice (Adam Palley), a high-fiving former frat boy, knows nothing about the opposite sex, but insists on doling out relationship advice to Mindy. 

Rounding out the medical staff is male nurse Morgan Tookers (Ike Barinholtz), a reformed ex-con with a heart of gold who, despite his best intentions, always seems to land himself in trouble; the grumpy and absent-minded nurse Beverly (Beth Grant); Tamra (Xosha Roquemore), a nurse who would rather dish gossip and dole out beauty tips than do anything resembling work; Dr. Marc Shulman (Stephen Tobolowsky), the head of the practice, who is always excited to wax philosophical, especially if his advice gets the younger staff to leave him alove; Betsy Punch (Zoe Jarman), young, earnest and easily excitable, who thinks the world of Mindy and is always trying to impress her; and Shauna Dicanio (Amanda Setton), a self-assured Jersey Girl who is indifferent to Mindy, always knows where the cool party is and carries a poorly concealed torch for Danny. Mindy also is in constant contact with her sometimes too-blunt best friend from college, Gwen Grandy (Anna Camp), a lawyer-turned-Pilates mom who happens to be the governor's daughter.

Season 1

The kick-off season of The Mindy Project introduces viewers to Dr. Mindy Lahiri, a 30-something OB/GYN who has just gone through a messy break up with her long-time boyfriend. At his wedding, she drunkenly makes a scene and pledges to only move forward by finding the perfect guy and putting her life back together.

Guest stars this season include Bill Hader, Chloë Sevigny, and brothers Mark and Jay Duplass.

Season 2

The Mindy Project’s second season kicks off with Mindy falling ill while in Haiti and being rushed back to New York, where she learns that fantasy doesn’t always mesh with reality. Back home, Mindy finds her relationship with Danny is more complicated than ever before and struggles to get in shape, fast-track her career, and find love in the most unexpected places. Meanwhile, Morgan sues Mindy for sexual harassment, Danny’s ex-wife puts on an art exhibit featuring nude photos of them, and Jeremy is visited by his father.

Guest stars this season include James Franco, Dan Hedaya, Jenna Elfman, Tim Daly, Max Minghella, Timothy Olyphant, and Anna Gunn.

Season 3

The show’s final season on FOX begins with Mindy and Danny exploring their new relationship but it ends up being more complicated than expected due to issues like Danny’s performance in the sack, secrets from his past, and Mindy’s inability to be on time. Near season’s end, Mindy becomes pregnant, causing her to ponder Danny’s commitment to raising a family.

Guest stars this season include Rob McElhenney, Rhea Perlman, Xosha Roguemore, Shonda Thimes, and Tracey Wigfield.

The Mindy Project was produced by 3 Arts Entertainment in association with Universal Television. The series was created and written by Mindy Kaling. Kaling, Howard Klein, Matt Warburton and Michael Spiller were executive producers.

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