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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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Tuesday 9:30 PM et/pt on FOX
3 Seasons, 64 Episodes - Currently Airing
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The Mindy Project Full Episode Guide

  • Danny disapproves of Mindy’s poor eating habits.

  • Because of Mindy's poor credit, she won't be able to get a loan. Danny attempts to reveal his plans for the future.

  • Mindy tries to talk to Danny, but is interrupted when his dad and half-sister show up.

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'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.

'The Mindy Project' Recap: Season 3, Episode 7: 'We Need to Talk About Annette'

Hanging with Danny, Mindy is forced to admit that she illegally downloads movies and music. She starts to play a new movie she has downloaded, but it turns out to be a massive virus. At dinner, Annette mentions she is taking a water aerobics class. Mindy decides they need to go shopping for a new swim suit for her. Peter sleeps with Abby, who isn't a typical "girl" type, and just wants to hang out and have fun. He's baffled by how fun and comfortable she is. Mindy and Annette go shopping, and Mindy is talked into buying her a bunch of stuff.

'The Mindy Project' Recap: Season 3, Episode 6: 'Caramel Princess Time'

Mindy is late for a movie, as usual. Danny is furious. When she finally arrives (pretending she has been there all along), the movie is sold out. She's also late to work the next morning. Danny yells at her - they have been dating seven months, and she is late for everything. Dr. Jean Fishman pulls Danny aside and tells him there is a mental health seminar at the hospital for at-risk workers, and she wants him to attend. Tamra decides to set up Peter with her best friend Abby, and lonely Peter is on board.

'The Mindy Project' Recap: Season 3, Episode 5: 'The Devil Wears Lands' End'

Mindy is pulled over after a wedding. She cries and gets out of a ticket. Mindy, Danny, and Morgan are late to a hospital meeting, and make a scene entering. Dr. Fishman, who is in charge of scheduling the hospital use, gives them all the graveyard shift as punishment. Mindy decides to befriend her and try to get them out of it. She brings a cactus and invites Jean Fishman out for a girl's night on the town, as she is new to New York. Jean agrees. Peter needs a beer pong partner for the Dartmouth alumni competition, as his friend backed out.

'The Mindy Project' Recap: Season 3, Episode 4: 'I Slipped'

Danny is amazing at surprising Mindy with romantic things. Until he surprises her with something she's not interested in... claiming to have "slipped" in the bedroom and putting something... somewhere that... well, hopefully you get it. Mindy is furious and doesn't buy his claim that it was an accident. No one wants to talk to Jeremy, being on Peter's side of the Lauren incident. Morgan is doubly angry, as no one came to his graduation from nursing school. Mindy asks Peter about the situation, and Peter assures her that Danny was lying about slipping.

'The Mindy Project' Recap: Season 3, Episode 3: 'Crimes & Misdemeanors & Ex-Boyfriends'

Danny refuses to let Mindy leave anything at his place. During a presentation, Mindy gets served. She hasn't paid taxes in six years. Everyone worries she is putting the practice at risk, as a lot of her stock is wrapped up in it. They tell her to hire a lawyer to take care of it and she remembers she already has... Cliff. She goes to Cliff and asks him to help her, but he shoots her down. Finally she lies and says that Danny cheated on her and they broke up, which softens Cliff and he agrees to help.

'The Mindy Project' Recap: Season 3, Episode 2:'Annette Castellano is My Nemesis'

Danny's mom bursts into the apartment unexpectedly while Mindy is making breakfast. She is friendly and invites Mindy to Staten Island. When Danny hustles her out, he admits to Mindy that Annette thinks she is the cleaning lady. He hasn't told her about Mindy yet because she is a very difficult woman. Mindy assures him she has a 4-point plan to win over mothers, and she'll be fine. Peter goes into the bathroom and runs into Morgan, who is sitting to pee. Peter, still fuming over the Lauren incident, tells Morgan that Tamra has him whipped.

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