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The Mindy Project - Season 5

As a pregnant Mindy Lahiri moves to Hulu for season 4, her maternity leave is imminent. That’s where Garret Dillahunt comes in. The Hand of God star heads to Schulman & Associates as doctor Jody Kimball, Mindy’s (Mindy Kaling) temporary replacement.

“He’s a bit racist, a bit sexist, a bit old-fashioned,” Dillahunt told EW Thursday night at Amazon Studios’ Hollywood premiere of Hand of God. “So we butt heads coming on.”

Dillahunt started filming with the Mindy gang on Monday, and though he’s no stranger to streaming service series, the actor definitely felt he was flexing a different muscle when it came to straying from the Amazon drama. “I think it’s necessary,” Dillahunt said of trying out a different genre. “It should be a requirement. I thought that’s what we always do. I’ve been lucky enough to get the opportunity.”

As for if the cast is as fun as Kaling makes them seem in her constant posts from the set, Dillahunt describes his new co-stars as “quick witted f—ers.” “They really are,” he says. “And they don’t need my help, but I’m glad they brought me along.”

The Mindy Project returns Sept. 15 on Hulu, and Hand of God begins streaming Sept. 4 on Amazon.

Reporting by Scott Huver

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The Mindy Project - Season 5
The Mindy Project

Mindy Kaling’s rom-com follows the hilarious lives of an OBGYN and her medical practice coworkers.

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