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'Cheers' star Rhea Perlman will play Danny's mom on 'The Mindy Project'

rhea perlman danny devito reuters 1.jpg Danny Devito (L) and his wife U.S. actress Rhea Perlman arrive on the red carpet for the 46th 'Goldene Kamera' (Golden Camera) awards ceremony at the Ullstein Auditorium in Berlin, February 5, 2011. The Golden Cameras are awarded by a popular German TV-magazine honouring excellence in the areas of television, film and entertainment. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) - RTXXI92

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, TVLine reports. 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 on Fox. 

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