For those gutted by the news that Fox (somewhat surprisingly) axed The Mindy Project, you may now rejoice! The rumor that Hulu might pick the project up has been confirmed. The grab makes sense, since Hulu already owns the streaming rights to Mindy‘s other seasons (and apparently those episodes have performed very well).
In a press release, Hulu says the series will return for 26 new episodes in Season 4, and will be part of Hulu’s new push for original programming. Craig Erwich, Senior Vice President and Head of Content for 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.
Mindy Kaling herself also weighed in on the move, saying
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.
Universal Television’s Bela Bajaria also added to that:
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.
Hulu has not yet released a premiere date for Season 4, but says it will be announced soon. Also, they are considering optioning further seasons after the premiere episode, so Mindy could be running for a long time to come. You can read the full details on Hulu’s company blog, and also check out a promo tease below: