Mindy Kaling’s ‘Mindy Project’ Renewed For 5th Season At Hulu!

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The Mindy Project isn’t going anywhere.

Hulu used its upfront platform Wednesday to announce that the Mindy Kaling comedy has been renewed for a fifth season.

The renewal for the single-camera comedy from producers Universal Television will bring the series into its fifth season and its second on the streaming platform after Fox canceled the critical darling. An episode count has not yet been determined.

While far from a ratings breakout during its first three seasons on Fox, Mindy has managed to build a small but loyal viewership — many of whom watched originals on Hulu before the streamer inked a deal to revive the series shortly after it was canceled. Those viewers continue to stick with the series, which was created by and stars Kaling as an OB/GYN navigating her personal and professional life. Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz, Beth Grant, Xosha Roquemore and Fortune Feimster co-star. Kaling, Howard Klein, Matt Warburton, Charlie Grandy and Michael Spiller exec produce the Universal TV and 3 Arts comedy.

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“We definitely feel we have a lot more story to tell with these characters” Mindy showrunner Warburton told THR in April following its midseason break. “You want to see [Mindy and Danny’s son] Leo grow up. You want to see where things go with Mindy and Danny and all the problems that people are going to learn about coming up. I think there’s plenty of gas left in the tank at this point.”

The Mindy renewal caps a strong morning for Universal TV, which also scored a renewal at Hulu for Jason Katims/Jessica Goldberg drama The Path.

Mindy’s scripted comedy roster also includes Universal Cable Productions’ Difficult People and Lionsgate’s Casual.

Meanwhile, Hulu has also added a second election special featuring Triumph the Insult Comic Dog that will debut later this year. Creator and voice star Robert Smigel will return for the special, which comes after the first one debuted to rave reviews with THR chief TV critic Tim Goodman calling the special “painfully funny.” A specific date for the special has not been determined, though Hulu noted it will bow just in time for the election.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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