‘Mindy Project’ Losing Regular Zoe Jarman, May Return as Guest Star

Actress has played office receptionist Betsy Putch on the Fox series since its 2012 debut

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:09 AM

Fox’s “The Mindy Project” is downsizing for its third season. Regular Zoe Jarman will be leaving the series, a show representative told TheWrap.

Jarman has played the reserved and optimistic receptionist for the OB/GYN office, Betsy Putch, since the series’ debut in September 2012.

The show rep released the following statement:

The character of Betsy Putch, played by Zoe Jarman, is still alive and well in the world of “The Mindy Project.” However, Zoe will not be returning as a series regular. She has been asked to guest star, so it’s possible that fans will see her next season.

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There was no further explanation on the reason Jarman has been downgraded to a possible guest star.

Fox gave “The Mindy Project” an early renewal in March, along with two other shows: the Andy Samberg cop comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and Kevin Bacon thriller “The Following.”

“The Mindy Project” has been averaging 3.8 million total viewers in its current second season.

TVLine first reported Jarman’s demotion.