“The Mindy Project” is a biting single-camera comedy from Emmy Award-nominated writer/producer and New York Times best-selling author Mindy Kaling (“The Office”) that follows a skilled OB/GYN (Kaling) trying to balance both her personal and professional life.
Mindy Lahiri (Kaling) is a talented obstetrician with a hectic personal life, who struggles to find the right guy, the right outfit and the right attitude. Mindy shares a practice with three doctors, none of whom makes life any easier for her. Danny Castellano (Chris Messina) is a hothead and a guy’s guy who criticizes her for everything, including her struggling love life and her lack of professionalism — even though it’s obvious to everyone except Mindy that he secretly admires her work. In contrast, Jeremy Reed (Ed Weeks) is the walking definition of bad news, and everything comes easy to this suave skinny jean-wearing Brit. A new addition to the practice is frat boy-turned-doctor Peter Prentice (Adam Pally), a serial dater who dabbles in UFC fighting.
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 hospital’s resident cheerleader, Betsy Putch (Zoe Jarman), a young, earnest and easily excitable receptionist; the grumpy and absent-minded nurse, Beverly (Beth Grant); and the newest addition to the nurse station, Tamra (Xosha Roquemore), a girl who would rather dish gossip and dole out beauty tips than do anything resembling work.
Mindy continues to search for love, all while juggling a busy social calendar with the demands of her profession. Always the optimist, she hopes to put the previous year’s mistakes behind her, ranging from her less-than-stellar relationships with a hip-hop minister and a lying, cheating sports attorney to her many fumbles at work, including various attempts to “give back” to the community. Even if the universe is trying to turn her into a forever-single “cat lady” of sorts, Mindy is determined to get into shape, find a new look and snag a great guy.
“The Mindy Project” is produced by 3 Arts Entertainment in association with Universal Television. The series is created and written by Mindy Kaling. Kaling, Howard Klein, Matt Warburton, Michael Spiller and Jack Burditt are executive producers.