12/10/2012 10:30 am ET

The 12 Best New Female Characters On Television In 2012

1. Mindy Lahiri, The Mindy Project

Mindy Lahiri, aptly named after her creator and likeness Mindy Kaling, is a fantastic addition to the 2012 line-up. She’s rocking curves, lightening fast wit and a comedic sensibility that is all her own. Not unlike other sitcom stars, Mindy is searching for love, managing her co-workers and trying her very best to have go at this crazy ride we call life. Unlike most leading ladies, she’s not Caucasian or a size zero, which is refreshing. Mindy Lahiri is sparkling and engaging and delightful and will be trotting across our television screen for a long time. So there.

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