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Mindy Kaling on 'Mindy Project' finale: 'I just don’t think this is the end'

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As season 3 of The Mindy Project comes to a close, one of the biggest questions remain: Will there be a fourth?

“I just don’t think this is the end for (the cast),” Kaling told EW’s Jessica Shaw and Melissa Maerz on SiriusXM Radio March 23. “I feel me and the writers have so many stories to tell, and I just have a good feeling that it’s going to come back.”

One of these stories to tell is Mindy and Danny as parents. “Danny as a father is really something to think about writing—I love that,” she said. “And Mindy on maternity leave, Mindy on the playground with other moms. There’s so many things! And I feel like the way we see it portrayed on TV—to have it be funny and not have it be tragic—I’m really excited.”

Kaling also gushed about her onscreen love interest Chris Messina’s performance. “It’s a really romantic episode, and Chris Messina is so good in it,” she said. “This is the one I would submit for an Emmy for him because I think he doesn’t get thought about for those kinds of things but he just so deserves it.” 

And with a title like “Best Man,” it’s easy to suspect that a romantic finale could involve Mindy and Danny tying the knot.

“There is a wedding, but I can’t say much more than that,” Kaling revealed. 

One thing EW exclusively revealed about the season’s final episode is the return of some of Mindy’s most memorable exes. But there was one potential suitor that Mindy considers the one that got away: “Kevin Hart was the one that I wanted so badly to come on the show in a little arc or something,” she said. “I did a movie with him—he was so funny and cool, I loved working with him. But it was already past the time that the world had discovered Kevin Hart.”

The season 3 finale of The Mindy Project airs March 24 at 9:30 ET on Fox.

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