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The Mindy Project is a half hour comedy, based on the personal and professional life of a young doctor, who is practicing in New York City. It stars Mindy Kaling, with Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Anna Camp, Zoe Jarman, Amanda Setton, Stephen Tobolowsky and Ike Barinholz, rounding out the cast of characters. The series is created and written by Mindy Kaling and is the first series in U.S television history to have a South Asian American as its star. Mindy says her inspiration for the show is based on her mother's life as an OB/gyn.

Mindy Kaling plays the character of Mindy Lahiri to near comedic perfection. Dr. Lahiri, a competent Obstetrician/Gynecologist, has a lot of issues getting her personal life together. She is thirty one years old and fears that Mr. Right may not show up on time. While she waits, she tries to lose weight, balance her accounts, read more, so that she will be a well rounded woman for her future well rounded love. Her love of romantic comedies fuels her search as well as her idea that there is a perfect someone out here for everyone, and the girl always gets the guy.

Chris Messina plays Dr. Danny Castellano, an offbeat fellow doctor who could potentially be a love interest for Dr. Lahiri. His character is quirky and while he is a good doctor, he is not as good as he thinks he is. He is constantly stealing Mindy's clients in the office all the while giving her a hard time about her life. Anna Camp plays her best friend, a lawyer turned soccer mom living in the suburbs. She is always a phone call away whenever Mindy needs her. Ed Weeks' character is Jeremy Reed, a fellow doctor and sometime bedmate for Mindy. Their relationship is purely physical and is not at all helped by the fact that Jeremy is an outrageous womanizer.

The Mindy Project pilot was first proposed with the title of Its Messy to NBC. The script was released from NBC projects and sent to FOX executives on January 27, 2012. The pilot was green lighted on May 9, 2012.

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The Mindy Project Full Episode Guide

  • Danny’s commitment is in question when he fails to show for dinner with Mindy's parents.

  • Mindy struggles to accept her changing body.

  • Danny's priest suddenly dies after hearing his confession, so he hurries to find a new one to atone for his sins. Meanwhile, Jeremy tries to convince his coworkers to come to his one-man show.

  • Mindy struggles to attract patients to her fertility clinic.

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'Mindy Project' Cancelled by Fox, Might Continue on Hulu

As Upfronts approach networks are picking up and dropping shows, but nothing has been much of a surprise...until now. Fox has officially cancelled "The Mindy Project," the half-hour comedy from former "The Office" star Mindy Kaling. The show just recently finished up its third season. It's especially bad news for fans as the final episode of season three ended with a major cliffhanger, as Danny took a flight to India to ask Mindy's parents for their blessing over their relationship.

'The Mindy Project' Recap: Season 3, Episode 21: 'Best Man'

Peter's getting married! He returns to the office... things got weird with his best man at the bachelor party, and he needs a new one. He asks Mindy, who happily accepts. Mindy's parents are moving to India for a year, and are having a going-away party in Boston. Mindy asks Danny if he will go with her, and finally meet her parents. He agrees and says he will come up after his procedure. Peter asks Jeremy if he will come to the wedding, but Jeremy pretends he is too busy. Mindy calls Danny from Boston to see where he is, but he has been held up, and missed his train.

'The Mindy Project' Recap: Season 3, Episode 20: 'What to Expect When You're Expanding'

Peter has finally broken Lauren down - she has agreed to marry him! Everyone gets a wedding invite. Mindy can no longer fit into any of her normal clothes, and is starting to feel hideous. She goes to work in a track suit, only to find that Jeremy has scheduled a photographer to take an updated staff picture. She convinces Jeremy to wait until she can get her Skinny Dress back from the cleaners. Tamra offers her cousin Sheena as a stylist option. Jeremy, upset about Lauren's wedding, and feeling very single, forces Danny and Morgan to agree to go to a single's pajama party mixer with him.

'The Mindy Project' Recap: Season 3, Episode 19: 'Confessions of a Catho-holic'

While Danny is confessing his sins to his (very old) priest, the priest dies. Danny is certain his wickedness has killed the priest. Worse, the new priest is someone Danny went to school with - a reformed bad boy, Father Michael is determined to bring a stricter rule to his church. This makes Danny nervous; he even considers changing churches. HIs mother suggests it's not the priest, and that Danny should consider why he feels so guilty. Eager to impress Father Michael, Danny ends up lying and saying that Mindy is Catholic, and that the two live together, true, but are waiting until marriage.

'The Mindy Project' Recap: Season 3, Episode 18: 'Fertility Bites'

It's a lot of "new" for our friends at "The Mindy Project." New fertility clinic, new doctor (Adrian Bergdahl), and a new situation involving Mindy and Danny... a pregnancy! So how is everyone faring with all these changes? The support staff hate Dr. Bergdahl, who verbally abuse and disregard them, steal Morgan's bagels, and won't even donate to their walkathon! Jeremy is forced to intervene and ask him to take it easier on the staff, but that just throws Dr.

'The Mindy Project' Recap: Season 3, Episode 17: 'Danny Castellano is my Nutritionist'

Mindy's pregnancy is making her puke all the time, and Danny is concerned her terrible eating habits are only going to make it worse. With support from Peter, Danny takes over Mindy's diet. Since Danny has given up smoking since he heard that Mindy was pregnant, she goes along with his rigid meal plans. She also runs into Dr. Phillips, one of her old teachers. The retired and rich doctor admits that she is bored, and Mindy invites her to fill the now-open slot at her practice. She dismisses all of the doctors waiting to interview, and assures Jeremy and Danny that Dr.

'The Mindy Project' Recap: Season 3, Episode 16: 'Lahiri Family Values'

Danny thinks they need a "quickie shame wedding," though Mindy doesn't find that prospect particularly romantic. She is happy, however, when Danny says he will move to San Fran with her. He's just not sure how to break the news to Jeremy. He is adament that no one know Mindy is pregnant just yet, as it is so early. Rob and Mindy are denied for a small business loan because of Mindy's credit. The apartment she co-signed for her brother is causing problems. The loan can only go in Rob's name.

'The Mindy Project' Recap: Season 3, Episode 15: 'Dinner at the Castellano's'

There seems to be no right time to tell Danny that Mindy is pregnant. Mindy settles on flying home to have a romantic weekend with him, planning to drop the news, but finds his father and sister there, Alan and Little Danny. LD has gotten in trouble at school, and Alan has brought her to Danny to be set straight. Mindy gets a call from Annette, and spills the beans about their visitors. Annette decides to be the big person and invites them all over for dinner. Danny is horrified. He tells Mindy not to go - it will be awful, and only for "family.

'The Mindy Project' Recap: Season 3, Episode 15: 'No More Mr. Noishe Guy'

Mindy loves California, but Danny hates it, and when he visits, he never wants to go out. Determined to make him like the place she now thinks of as home, Mindy drags him out and gets him to admit it's not so bad. Rob wants Mindy to set up a fertility clinic there. Rob wants Danny to come as well. She says she will discuss it with him - but they only have 72 hours to put an offer in on the building Rob wants. Lauren broke up with Jeremy and is going to move to Texas. Peter overhears and thinks this means the end for him and Lauren.

'The Mindy Project' Recap: Season 3, Episode 14: 'San Francisco Bae'

Lonely and worried that Danny is being hit on by other women, Mindy won't stop calling him. He tells her to go out and have fun and stop worrying so much. Morgan gets his deepest wish when Danny breaks down and agrees to hang out with him. Hanging out with Morgan, Danny witnesses Lauren going into Peter's apartment. The two listen at the wall and overhear Peter babysitting, but construe it as Peter sleeping with Lauren. Mindy overhears someone crying and finds Rob, who has just ended things with his wife.

'The Mindy Project' Recap: Season 3, Episode 13: 'Stanford'

Mindy is at Stanford for her fellowship, moving into a dorm room. Danny finds out he went to medical school with the supervisor and asks if Mindy wants him to put in a good word, but she doesn't. Morgan calls with a plea for Danny to come back in time to be on the staff basketball team. He won't promise anything, so they guilt Peter into joining the team. Mindy arrives to her first "BASH" thinking it's a party, but it's actually a very professional lecture and introduction.

'The Mindy Project' Recap: Season 3, Episode 12: 'Christmas'

Having found the perfect man, Mindy wonders when Danny is going to lock her down. She begins trying to figure out if he's planning to propose, and, after piecing together a shredded credit card statement, finds a large charge from Forever Stones. Dr. Fishman recommends Mindy for a Stanford teaching fellowship after seeing how well she is doing as a teacher. She would go to Stanford for eight months to learn the latest techniques. Mindy is reluctant only because she thinks Danny is about to propose.

'The Mindy Project' Recap: Season 3, Episode 10: 'What About Peter?'

Dating Danny is great, but sometimes Mindy needs a pinch hitter for events he won't go to - enter Peter. This is how she sees Peter's apartment for the first time, and realizes he essentially lives in a frat with a bunch of other dudes. Jeremy volunteers to watch baby Henry for the weekend so Lauren can go track down her groupie sister. Danny is getting his second apartment ready to rent, so he has his contractor come and put up a new backsplash. He wonders how much it would be to just knock down the wall between the apartments and combine them.

'The Mindy Project' Recap: Season 3, Episode 9: 'How to Lose a Mom in 10 Days'

Danny and Mindy enjoy a bath together, but when Annette barges in, Mindy is forced to hold her breath and duck under the water. Annette has been more... present... since Mindy and Danny got serious. She seems worried Mindy will become Danny's "number one girl." Morgan has been dumped by Tamra, and thus moved his desk into Peter's office to avoid her. Mindy discusses the Annette situation with Peter, and, per his advice, sets up Annette with an older doctor in the building.

'The Mindy Project' Recap: Season 3, Episode 8: 'Diary of a Mad Indian Woman'

Danny and Mindy clash about who gets to be on the right side of the bed. They compromise by sleeping Ying and Yang style, but when Mindy decides to tickle Danny's feet, she gets kicked in the face. In her glittery pink eyepatch, Mindy yells at Danny for never spending the night at her place. Danny reluctantly agrees to spend the night there. Dr. Fishman wants to see Mindy. She gets reprimanded for having Peter fill in for all of her shifts with the interns, with Jeremy forging her signature and is reminded that in a teaching hospital, she is supposed to be teaching.

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