In March 2017, to the disappointment of many TV aficionados, Mindy Kaling broke the news about wrapping up her Hulu comedy, “The Mindy Project,” after its current and sixth season.
The Indian American actress once again took to Twitter Nov. 13 to recollect just how groundbreaking this show, which she created and starred in, has been.
“Six years ago, I created a show called #TheMindyProject and got to play the lead,” she pointed out. “Not the sassy friend or nagging wife.”
Sharing that the show has “completely changed my life,” Kaling wrote that “117 episodes later, it’s ending, on my own terms. That’s so rare, and I just want to say how grateful I am. Love forever, MK.”
The mommy-to-be, who is expecting her first baby, a girl, followed that up with another tweet challenging her fans to see if they could tell how pregnant she was while shooting the season finale.
“I shot the entire last season pregnant and @MrSalPerez hid it so well! As did Michael Spiller and our cinematographer, Marco Fargnoli. The finale I was almost 7 months along and it was a heat wave. See if you can tell...,” Kaling wrote.
The show, which first premiered on Fox in 2012, was picked up by the online video-streaming site for a mighty 26-episode season 4 in May 2015 after the former decided to cancel it after three seasons.
Season five of the series, which ran 14 episodes, also saw the comedy hit 100 episodes.
Though Kaling is moving away from this show, she will still be associated with Hulu. Kaling and “The Mindy Project” showrunner Matt Warburton are developing an anthology series based on the classic rom-com, “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” at Hulu.
Kaling, who is executive producing two comedy projects in development at NBC that hail from the creative team behind “The Mindy Project,” has in the past acknowledged that she has indeed changed the rules of the game.
“I think I’ve always wanted to be a role model, and I think ... everyone should try to live their life like they’d like to be a role model. I think it’s like the thing keeping me out of jail... It’s good for me mentally, selfishly, and it’s also nice to try to do that for, especially, younger women. I mean, it’s scary as hell. ... I worry about it, but I think it’s a good thing to try to do,” she told NPR in an interview in 2014.
“The Mindy Project” is streaming now on Hulu.