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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘The Mindy Project’ and Three Documentaries


Bryan Greenberg and Mindy Kaling in Season 6 of “The Mindy Project.”

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Mindy Kaling adjusts to married life in the final season of “The Mindy Project.” And documentaries take on the opioid epidemic, the 2008 financial crisis and the 1987 N.F.L. strike.

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THE MINDY PROJECT on Hulu. In the sixth and final season of Mindy Kaling’s romantic comedy series, the title character — a flawed but lovable New York gynecologist — is questioning her decision to elope with Ben (Bryan Greenberg), even though a husband was all she needed to complete her dream of “having it all.” Ms. Kaling shared her vision of the series’ end in an interview with The New York Times: “The cool thing is Mindy abandoning what she thinks is a childish pose of ‘my life can be a romantic comedy,’ and having a sad, weary, cynical take. That’s how we kick off the season, and by the end I want the audience to be rooting for her to take that back.”

HEROIN(E) on Netflix. The opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug crisis in American history. It killed more than 33,000 people in 2015 and has been especially deadly among adults in their 20s and 30s. This new documentary highlights three women who are working to keep abusers off the drug in Huntington, W.Va., where the overdose rate is 10 times the national average.

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Thomas Sung of Abacus Federal Savings Bank in “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.”

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ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). The news documentary program “Frontline” chronicles the story of the family-run Abacus Federal Savings Bank in New York’s Chinatown, the only American bank that was prosecuted after the 2008 financial crisis. Writing in The New York Times, Ben Kenigsberg described this emotional documentary as a “classic underdog tale” for its focus on the Sung family, which founded the bank as a reliable institution for the city’s Chinese immigrant community, only to spend millions of dollars clearing its name against a host of charges.

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