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Cheers' Rhea Perlman Will Play Danny's Mom on The Mindy Project

Rhea Perlman

Rhea Perlman is going back to a place where everybody knows her name… television!

The Cheers star has been cast in the third season of Fox’s The Mindy Project in a recurring role, TVLinereports. Perlman, who played grumpy barmaid Carla in the famed ’80s sitcom, will play mother to Danny (Chris Messina) on the Mindy Kaling-starring comedy.

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Dan Hedaya, who played Perlman’s husband on Cheers, also appeared on Mindy Project as Danny’s dad. Perlman most recently appeared on TV Land’s Kirstie, which was a Cheers reunion of sorts with Kirstie Alley playing the lead in that show. Perlman won four Emmys during her run on Cheers.

Season 3 of The Mindy Project premieres Sept. 16 at 9:30/8:30c on Fox. 

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