The Mindy Project‘s sixth season will be its last one ever.
“We’re really excited about this last season. I think the timing is exactly right,” creator and star Mindy Kaling told Entertainment Weekly of the upcoming final season. “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.”
She continued, “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.”
The Mindy Project was initially canceled by Fox in 2015 after three seasons. The comedy later found a new home at Hulu.
“I want to do something that feels good but also makes you feel like when you leave the character, that she’s learned something in these past six years—for someone who doggedly doesn’t want to learn. She’s actually, unwittingly become kind of better,” Kaling said the series’ final episode. “I think it’s working toward a finite ending.”