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Hulu Revives 'The Mindy Project'

Hulu will develop new episodes of the comedy series The Mindy Project, which was recently cancelled byFox, the OTT service said Friday.

Hulu will produce season four of the series with an order of 26 episodes as part of an agreement with Universal Television, said Hulu officials. The series, which stars Mindy Kaling as an OB/GYN dealing with issues in her personal and professional life, is executively produced by Kaling, Howard Klien, Matt Warburton, Charlie Grandy and Michael Spiller.

Hulu has exclusive rights to the first three seasons of the series as part of a comprehensive content deal with NBCUniversal in 2014. Fox cancelled the series last week after three seasons.

“Mindy has been a beloved member of the Hulu family, so this deal is a natural extension of our relationship,” said Craig Erwich, Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Hulu. “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.” 

The Mindy Project joins other recently announced Hulu original series including 11/22/63, Difficult People, Casual, and The Way.

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