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Hulu Breathes New Life into The Mindy Project

Fans of Fox’s The Mindy Project breathed a collective sigh of relief when online streaming service Hulu announced on Friday that they would pick up the show for its fourth season, airing 26 new episodes. Universal Television entered into talks with Hulu immediately after Fox passed on the show, coming to an agreement only a short week later. A premiere date has yet to be released, as well as a release format (whether the episodes will be staggered or released all at once, as on Netflix).

Mindy Kaling, the show’s star and creator, tweeted her excitement directly after the announcement:

She also released a statement, 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”.

The show, though generally an underperformer in ratings, has a diehard fan base which was also thrilled about the news. It joins a string of cult favourites recently resurrected by online streaming services following TV cancellations, including (but not limited to) Arrested Development (picked up by Netflix), Community (picked up by Yahoo), and Friday Night Lights (picked up by DirecTV). The ubiquity of online streaming services, it seems, has ushered in a new era of television consumption. For even when a mainstream station decides to red-light a project, fans need not give up hope that their favourites will live again online.

That is, as long as the online service is available in your geographic region of course. Unfortunately for Canadian fans, the fact that the show was picked up by Hulu means that there won’t be any way to watch north of the border. At the moment, Hulu doesn’t have subscriptions available for the Canadian market.

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