The Mindy Project premiered on Fox on September 25, 2012. Mindy Kaling has been appearing on the show in the lead role as Dr. Mindy Lahiri from its first day. The character partially reflects the life of her late mother Dr. Swati, who was an ob/gyn. Fox canceled the show after three seasons; it now airs on Hulu. The show is running in its sixth and the final season.