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‘The Mindy Project’

It’s no April Fools’ joke: after a bit of a hiatus, this adorable comedy starring Mindy Kaling as a single obstetrician is back with an hourlong “spring premiere.” The writing is clever, with a great ensemble full of very funny people (including Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz and Adam Pally). 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, on Fox (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff

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Also on Tuesday

“Sleeper” (1973), 6:45 p.m. (TCM): Deep-frozen for 200 years, a health-food store owner wakes up in a no-sex police state and hides as a robot.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” 8 p.m. (ABC): Garrett and Triplett help search for the Clairvoyant but face the wrath of Deathlok.

“About a Boy,” 9:01 p.m. (NBC): Marcus gets his own house key when Fiona puts in extra hours at work but quickly loses his mother’s trust; Will becomes smitten with Dr. Samantha Lake (Adrianne Palicki).

“Justified,” 10 p.m. (FX): Raylan puts pressure on every criminal in town as a ploy to arrest Darryl Crowe Jr.; Boyd and Duffy enlist an unlikely ally to fight off cartel killers.

“Cougar Town,” 10 p.m. (TBS): Tom picks the next group vacation after winning Cul-De-Sac Crew Trivia; Jules fakes being healthy; a break-dancing competition.

“Person of Interest,” 10:01 p.m. (CBS): In order to protect the latest person of interest, Shaw and Reese go under cover at a high school reunion; Fusco and Finch go to Washington, D.C., to investigate Vigilance’s most recent attack.

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