It’s official! The Mindy Project has escaped FOX’s cancellation graveyard for a supersized Season 4 renewal at Hulu.
The streaming company has officially revived the former FOX comedy for an expanded fourth season of 26 episodes, the show’s highest episode quota yet, bringing the series within the magical syndication ballpark.
Craig Erwich, senior vp and head of content at Hulu, said:
“Mindy has been a beloved member of the Hulu family, so this deal is a natural extension of our relationship. With so many of her fans already catching up and tuning in to the series on Hulu, we know her millions of fans will be eager to find out what Mindy has in store for the next chapter.”
A premiere date will be announced at a later date.
Official press release:
HULU DELIVERS THE MINDY PROJECT AS LATEST HULU ORIGINAL SERIES
New Episodes of the Series to be Available Exclusively to Hulu
LOS ANGELES, CA – May 15, 2015 – Hulu announced today that it has ordered season four – 26 new episodes – of the critically acclaimed series The Mindy Project. The series will join Hulu’s Original Programming slate in a new agreement with Universal Television.
Hulu subscribers will be able to stream past and future episodes of The Mindy Project exclusively on Hulu. Since its network premiere in 2012, The Mindy Project has been a top show on Hulu and has consistently remained popular with Hulu subscribers. Hulu is currently the exclusive streaming home to all past episodes of the series, which were previously acquired in a library deal with NBCUniversal announced in April 2014.
“Mindy has been a beloved member of the Hulu family, so this deal is a natural extension of our relationship,” said Craig Erwich, Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Hulu. “With so many of her fans already catching up and tuning in to the series on Hulu, we know her millions of fans will be eager to find out what Mindy has in store for the next chapter.”
A premiere date for season four of The Mindy Project will be announced at a later time. Following the premiere, Hulu will have the option to order subsequent seasons.
“I am thrilled The Mindy Project has found a new home on Hulu, where so many of our fans are already watching the show. It’s such an exciting place to be,” said Kaling.
Universal Television’s Bela Bajaria stated: “We are proud of the fresh, hilarious, smart storytelling on The Mindy Project. Mindy, along with the writers and actors, surprise us every week. They have made us laugh (a lot), cry and think. We are excited about our partnership with Hulu and look forward to sharing our amazing comedy with the show’s many loyal fans for seasons to come.”
The Mindy Project is a single-camera comedy series created by and starring Emmy®-nominated writer/producer and New York Times best-selling author Mindy Kaling that follows a skilled OB/GYN navigating the tricky waters of both her personal and professional life. The series also stars Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz, Beth Grant and Xosha Roquemore. From 3 Arts Entertainment in association with Universal Television, The Mindy Project is executive produced by Kaling, Howard Klein, Matt Warburton, Charlie Grandy and Michael Spiller.
The comedy series will join Hulu’s growing slate of premium original programming including event series 11/22/63 from Stephen King and J.J. Abrams starring James Franco; comedy series Difficult People produced by Amy Poehler with stars Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner; Casual, a comedy series from Oscar®-nominated Director Jason Reitman; The Way, a drama series from Universal Television and Jason Katims’ True Jack Productions; and the first longform project from Freddie Wong and the RocketJump team.
Hulu is a premium streaming TV destination that seeks to captivate and connect viewers with the stories they love by creating amazing experiences that celebrate the best of entertainment and technology. As we pursue this mission, we strive to continue to redefine and reinvent the TV-viewing experience.
About Universal Television
Universal Television is one of the largest and most successful television production companies in the United States. The studio currently produces nearly 20 primetime series as well as late night and reality programs for a variety of network, cable, and digital platforms. Acclaimed series produced by Universal Television include Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Mindy Project, Law & Order: SVU, Parenthood, Bates Motel, Chicago Fire, among numerous others, and all of NBC’s successful late night programs. Universal Television is a division of NBCUniversal, which develops, produces and markets the best entertainment, news and information to a global audience.