Well, you know what they say: one network’s cancellation is another network’s treasure.
Ok, maybe that’s not a saying, but it’s still very good news that “The Mindy Project” will have a new home after Fox axed the fan-favorite sitcom, opting not to renew the show for a fourth season.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Television is in talks with Hulu for a multiple season renewal.
There’s no official word, but the romantic comedy driven by the affable-- and lovable --Mindy Kaling would be brought to the streaming service for at least two seasons.
While the show never quite became a juggernaut in the ratings, it was steady performer among adults ages 18-49, established a cult following on Hulu and was dubbed a “must see” by critics.
"I just think there are more stories," Kaling told THR when asked about jumping networks if Fox passed. "I do think there’s more to tell, and I think fans would be disappointed not to see more adventures with these characters. But I came from a show ['The Office'] that I was on for eight seasons, and it continued for another year after that, so I am accustomed to long runs of television shows. I would be up for that challenge."
“The Mindy Project” may be just what the doctor ordered for the burgeoning Hulu, which is looking to bulk up its originally scripted programming. Should both parties come to an agreement, the show will join an upcoming season roster that includes Jason Reitman’s “Casual,” Jason Katims’ “The Way” and James Franco’s “11/22/63.”