The Mindy Project” returns for a second season next week, but anxious viewers won’t have to wait long.

FOX has released the premiere episode of the Mindy Kaling-starring sitcom on a number of different platforms, including their official site and on iTunes one week before its air date on Tuesday, September 17.

James Franco guest stars in the season 2 debut as a new OB/GYN who joins Mindy Lahiri’s (Kaling) practice as a charming new resident, Deadline reports.

The series struggled last season on FOX, building a small but passionate fanbase that earned the show a second season renewal.

With a number of cast changes, including the departure of rising star Anna Camp as Mindy’s best friend, the series will try to get a fresh start, once again airing after Zooey Deschanel’s “New Girl.”

Perhaps not coincidentally, last week ABC also rolled out the series premiere of its new series “Trophy Wife,” which airs in the same Tuesday at 9:30 slot as “The Mindy Project.”

“The Mindy Project” returns on FOX next Tuesday at 9:30pm, while ABC’s “Trophy Wife” debuts the following week on Tuesday, September 24.

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