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'The Mindy Project' (FOX)
Return Date: September 17
Where We Left Things: Let's see… Chloe Sevigny popped up as Danny's ex-wife. And Mindy decided she was going to Haiti to be a good person. And Mindy got a new haircut! But mostly, "The Mindy Project" continued a bumpy first season of trying to find the right ensemble and the right tone, while battling FOX's hilariously endearing tendency to air episodes out of order and whatnot.
Why We're Excited To Have It Back: By no means did "The Mindy Project" find perfection in its first season, but by the end of its first season, it was a reasonably funny comedy with a slew of top-notch performers doing good, albeit inconsistent, work. Perhaps with a summer to continue the refining process, "Mindy" will be ready to fulfill its promise and take The Leap? Hope springs eternal. And if hope isn't enough, "The Mindy Project" is hoping to lure a few new viewers with the prospect of James Franco. And James Franco would never attach his name to something of low quality, right? Don't answer that.