“The Mindy Project” Is Coming to an End (Yup, We’re Crying Too)
From the moment we met Mindy Lahiri — Mindy Kaling’s whip-smart, pop culture-obsessed doctor on The Mindy Project — it was hard to imagine the world without her. She taught us that best friendship is a tier, that there’s no shame in binge watching rom-coms, and that sour straws fix everything. Cut to Mindy and Danny on an airplane, a baby, a revamped practice, an unprecedented leap from Fox to Hulu, and a solid fifth season which ended on Tuesday. Now our girl is preparing to say goodbye.
It’s true: The sixth season of The Mindy Project, airing on Hulu in September, will be the last.
In conversation with Entertainment Weekly, Kaling says, “I mean this half-jokingly, but at a certain point it was like, I think she’s dated every man in Manhattan. Sex and the City lasted for, what, six seasons with 10 episodes each? I don’t know that there’s been a show about a woman trying to find love in New York City that has lasted quite this long. And frankly, there’s no more actors in Hollywood left to date.”
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It sounds like Kaling is ready to move on and to give her alter-ego some proper closure. “We’ve seen so much of Mindy’s dating adventures, and I love that, but we’ve seen this character go through dating stuff a lot,” she tells the magazine. “We’ve seen her be a mom, and we even had enough time to explore that. We started this series when she was single, and now she’s married and has a kid and she has a stepdaughter, and it kind of just felt like [a few] more episodes was all we needed to wind this down.”
We get it; all good things must come to an end, but we’re still going to have a Mindy-shaped hole in our hearts when it’s over.