Sad news, Mindy fans: Kaling's eponymous series, The Mindy Project, will be ending after next season. Here's what we know:
Hulu announced that the show's sixth season, which starts airing on the streaming service in September, will be its last.
The sitcom premiered on Fox back in 2012, and almost met its end when the network failed to renew it after season three. Fortunately, Hulu picked up the critically acclaimed—and fan favorite—show, giving us all three more seasons with the endearing OB/GYN Mindy Lahiri (and her cute apartment).
Entertainment Weekly talked with Kaling about the decision to end the show, and of course, she leads with a joke: "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." More seriously, "it kind of just felt like [a few] more episodes was all we needed to wind this down."
"It has been an honor and a joy to work with Mindy and the entire creative team behind The Mindy Project. This series has been part of Hulu since we launched the service and, thanks to Mindy's incredibly unique voice and vision, has remained one of our most popular and beloved series over the past five years," said Craig Erwich, SVP and Head of Content for Hulu.
Of course, even after new episodes stop airing, the full series will still be available to stream on Hulu. It also recently got picked up for syndication on VH1 and Freeform, Deadline reports.