The Mindy Project has been renewed for one final season.
Mindy Kaling made the announcement to Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday.’We’re really excited about this last season,’ Mindy told the site. ‘I think the timing is exactly right.’ The series has already aired had five seasons.
On The Mindy Project, Mindy portrays Mindy Lahiri, an obstetrician/gynecologist trying to balance her professional and personal life while working at a small New York medical practice teeming with quirky characters.Her character was inspired by her own OB/GYN mom.
The Mindy Project has an interesting history as it started on Fox in 2012. Fox canceled The Mindy Project in 2015, when, as of season four, the critically acclaimed show has been running on Hulu.Mindy originally gained fame as a star and a writer on the long-running hit The Office, on which she played Kelly Kapoor, a spoiled, overly emotional employee at the fictional Scranton, Pennsylvania-based Dunder-Mifflin paper company.
On The Office, Mindy famously played alongside co-stars Steve Carrell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms and Mindy’s former real-life love interest, B.J. Novak.The NBC sitcom ran for nine seasons and won five Emmy Awards.
Now Mindy is ready to plan for the show’s big final season, although no word yet on how many episodes it will contain.
‘What’s weird is, Mindy is married at the end of the season 5 finale, but she has never been married in the series, so that’s incredibly fun for a character who’s been obsessed with [marriage] and has come close many times, and seeing her disavow it for a while after her disastrous breakup with who she thought was her soulmate. And now she’s married!”The final season is the final time—it’s the best time—to confront what that reality is for her. And really, we’ve put her through the ringer. It’s hard. I’m a romantic at heart. I believe that marriage is like, a sacred relationship, and I really like it, but I’m also single myself, so I see every side of it. It’s going to be really fun to explore.’
In the meantime, Mindy has bigger fish to fry as part of the star-studded cast in next summer’s Ocean’s 8.
A gender-bending reboot of the mega-successful Ocean’s 11 franchise of the early 2000s, Mindy will star alongside Oscar-winning actresses Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway, singer Rihanna and comic rapper Awkwafina.
Mindy will play a character named Amita in the ensemble heist caper, due in multiplexes on June 8, 2018.
Project almost completed: One more season of The Mindy Project – featuring Ike Barinholtz as Morgan Tookers and star/creator Mindy Kahling as Mindy Lahiri – will begin airing this fall on Hulu b-error
I’m a survivor: Hulu saved Mindy’s series during the middle of its run after Fox had canceled it b-error
Dunder-Mifflin diva: Mindy as Kelly Kapoor, the spoiled, emotional character on The Office that established her television career
The grateful eight: In December, Mindy shoots a scene on the streets of New York with Anne Hathaway, one of her seven co-stars in the upcoming reboot Ocean’s 8