Tuesday night is huge for television comedy. In order to make sense of all of the options, we've decided to rank the best shows each week to suss out who is coming out on top.
Note: Because Mindy and New Girl ended this week, this will be the final installment of our Tuesday Night Comedy Power Rankings. The other four shows still have finales to air, though, which we'll cover in our TV finale round-up.
1. The Mindy Project
The Mindy Project has been an emotional roller coaster for some of us (namely, Esther) this season. We began the season disappointed at the show's inconsistency, got all excited when Mindy and Danny finally shared that intense lip lock, and then became frustrated again when the show abruptly split them up. The season ended, however, on a glorious episode that played to the show's strengths, namely Kaling's talent for paying homage to, while also lightly skewering, romantic comedy tropes. So, we got a hint of You've Got Mail as Danny tried to catfish Mindy in order to win her back. There was a lot of When Harry Met Sally... considering the characters watched the movie—clutch Meathead reference there too—and then embarked on a scenic tour of New York City. (Real New York City > Hollywood Backlot New York City.) Finally, the show ended with a whole bunch of Sleepless in Seattle as Mindy and Danny finally reunited on the top of the Empire State Building. When Danny arrived, after having given up way too early, Mindy was passed out because a stupid guard told her the elevator was out of service.