10/11/2012 12:27 pm ET

Women On TV Step Off The Scale

ON her new show, “The Mindy Project,” Mindy Kaling plays a single doctor who is irked but not undone by a male colleague telling her she should lose 15 pounds.

Neither is Hannah, the character Lena Dunham plays on her HBO comedy, “Girls.” When a boyfriend asked her about her tummy flab, Hannah replied: “No, I have not tried a lot to lose weight. Because I decided I was going to have some other concerns in my life.”

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