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Good News/Bad News for The Mindy Project – Now Just Good News (Update)

7 May

Let’s get the bad news out of the way first and Fox has decided to not go ahead with a fourth season of The Mindy Project. However and here is the good news for Mindy fans (myself included) as it has been suggested that Hulu will be its new home with The Hollywood Reporter suggesting there will be a two-season order.

Last season ended on a cliffhanger with another big Danny gesture and there is still plenty of story left to tell with the central pairing (including how they both deal with parenthood). Plus where else are we going to see so many colorful and pattern clashing incredible outfits?! I need my Mindy fashion fix.

The Mindy Project 3.01So the ratings have not been good and it makes complete sense from a business perspective why Fox has cut the cord, plus unlike New Girl Fox doesn’t own the show, Universal does. It does perform well with streaming so Hulu is the ideal platform to take the reins. The Mindy Project has never been a ratings smash and the constant changes to the cast is not a good way to reinforce stability; however one aspect has been consistently brilliant throughout and this is the central relationship between Mindy and Danny. I have written many posts on the whole ‘will they/won’t they‘ aspect followed by how they successfully navigate the ‘what next?‘ and The Mindy Project is always at its best when it deconstructs/plays with/pays homage to the rom-com genre both Mindy Kaling and Mindy Lahiri adore.

So far Mindy Kaling hasn’t commented on this development aside from posting a video to her Instagram from Montana where she currently is. The wink and smile at the end would suggest this is not the end for The Mindy Project.


In other Mindy Kaling news we now have a release date, cover photo and synopsis for her next book Why Not Me? I loved Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (even if it is a title which is hard to say out loud) and this one sounds just as good:

In Why Not Me?, Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether its falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when youre constantly reminded that no one looks like you.

In How to Look Spectacular: A Starlets Confessions, Kaling gives her tongue-in-cheek secrets for surefire on-camera beauty, (Your natural hair color may be appropriate for your skin tone, but this isn’t the land of appropriate–this is Hollywood, baby. Out here, a dark-skinned womans traditional hair color is honey blonde.) Player tells the story of Kaling being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L.A. (I had been replaced by a younger model. And now they had matching bangs.) In Unlikely Leading Lady, she muses on Americas fixation with the weight of actresses, (Most women we see onscreen are either so thin that they’re walking clavicles or so huge that their only scenes involve them breaking furniture.) And in Soup Snakes, Kaling spills some secrets on her relationship with her ex-boyfriend and close friend, B.J. Novak (I will freely admit: my relationship with B.J. Novak is weird as hell.)

Mindy turns the anxieties, the glamour, and the celebrations of her second coming-of-age into a laugh-out-loud funny collection of essays that anyone whos ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to. And those whove never been at a turning point can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper.

You can head to the Why Not Me? site for updates plus a look at the cover and it will hit bookstores September 29.

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Not surprising is the wonderful news that Mindy Project lives and will air its fourth season on Hulu. One big surprise is the amount of episodes Hulu has ordered as instead of a speculated 2 seasons they have instead gone for a whopping 26-episodes for this new season. Plenty of time for shenanigans.

Let’s start a dance party now.


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