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Will 'The Mindy Project' redefine 'happily ever after' with its final season?

Will 'The Mindy Project' redefine 'happily ever after' with its final season?

Mindy Kaling realizes the setting is somewhat fitting, if not a little depressing. She’s sitting in the sterile hospital waiting room — an inherently fraught place — that’s part of “The Mindy Project” set on the Universal lot as she reflects on the series reaching its finish line.

“This is a fun, festive place to talk about the end of the show isn’t it?” she says during a break from production. “I promise the final season won’t be this drab.”

It’s an otherwise busy Thursday afternoon on Stage 41, with production in full swing on the penultimate episode of the comedy that follows Kaling’s Mindy Lahiri, a pop-culture-obsessed, neurotic gynecologist who is looking for love —...

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