The Mindy Project Saved by Hulu!

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The Mindy Project is headed to Hulu. The streaming giant announced Friday what we first reported earlier this month, confirming it has ordered 26 episodes of Mindy Kaling’s former Fox comedy. Hulu and producer Universal Television say those episodes will comprise the fourth season of Mindy and that Hulu has an option to order more seasons. What they’re not yet saying is when the new episodes will debut and whether those 26 episodes will air as one long season or two shorter, 13-episode seasons (as industry insiders continue to believe will be the case). There’s also no word yet on whether Hulu will drop all episodes at once (as Netflix did when it picked up NBC’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) or roll them out on a weekly basis (as Yahoo! is doing with Community). Not surprisingly, Kaling issued a statement saying she was “thrilled” her show had been picked up by Hulu, where, as she noted, “so many of our fans are already watching the show.” Indeed, reruns of Mindy are already housed on Hulu, making the decision to order more originals pretty logical. Let’s just hope there’ll be at least some new episodes of the show to watch by the holidays, if only so we can break out our Wreath Witherspoon.