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Hulu Has Ordered a 26-Episode Fourth Season of 'The Mindy Project'

Fox may have canceled The Mindy Project, but the show isn't going away — instead, it's moving to Hulu, which has just picked up the show for a 26-episode fourth season. In addition, the first three seasons will be available exclusively on Hulu. Kaling had this to say: "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." There's no word on when the new season will premiere.

Harry Shearer Is Leaving 'The Simpsons' (UPDATED)

Harry Shearer, longtime Simpsons voice of such characters as Principal Skinner, Kent Brockman, Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Dr. Hibbert, Otto Mann, and Rainier Wolfcastle, has tweeted saying that he's leaving the show due to a contract dispute.

from James L. Brooks' lawyer: "show will go on, Harry will not be part of it, wish him the best.". (1/2)

— Harry Shearer (@theharryshearer) May 14, 2015

This because I wanted what we've always had: the freedom to do other work. Of course, I wish him the very best. (2/2)

— Harry Shearer (@theharryshearer) May 14, 2015

With The [...]

Fox Orders John Stamos and Rob Lowe Comedies 'Grandfathered' and 'The Grinder'

John Stamos and Rob Lowe are headed to Fox to star in their own comedies. According to THR, the network has given series commitments to single-cam comedies The Grinder starring Lowe, Grandfathered starring Stamos, and a new post-college comedy called The Guide to Surviving Life.

In The Grinder, Lowe plays a famous TV lawyer named Dean Sanderson who moves back to his hometown, and Fred Savage plays his little brother Stewart Sanderson "who is constantly in his shadow." Grandfathered co-stars Paget Brewster, hails from former Simpsons and Office writer Danny Chun, and centers on Stamos playing a version of himself as "a charismatic longtime bachelor whose [...]

He’s Not the Last Man on Earth Anymore and the Show Needs to Act Like It

I have watched every episode of The Last Man on Earth, and I could not tell you why Melissa Shart (January Jones) is so, so angry at Phil Miller. This is a problem, but mostly because I can’t know if this is because she’s the most poorly drawn character on the show, or the only one who behaves like a real, complex human being.

The Last Man on Earth stopped being that some time ago. By the end of the first episode our Last Man, Phil Miller (Will Forte), was joined by a Last Woman, Carol Pilbasion (Kristen Schaal). The pair have since been joined by other characters, starting with [...]

Nasim Pedrad to Create, Write, and Star in Her Own Fox Comedy

Nasim Pedrad might star in her very own Fox comedy. THR reports that Pedrad has signed a talent holding and development deal at the network with the goal of creating, writing, and starring in her own show. "Nasim’s an undeniable creative force in front of the camera and a brilliant writer/producer behind the camera," Fox exec Jonnie Davis said on the news. "We’ve long admired her work on SNL and Mulaney and we think she’ll be hugely valuable to us on the comedy side." In the meantime, Nasim already has a recurring role in the works on the upcoming Fox horror-comedy Scream Queens from Glee co-creators Ryan [...]

'Rick and Morty's New 'Simpsons' Couch Gag Is a Perfect Mini-Crossover

Here's the couch gag for this Sunday's upcoming Simpsons season finale, in which Adult Swim's Rick and Morty accidentally kill Springfield's favorite family and need to figure out how to right their wrong. It's a perfect cross-over between the two shows, bringing the Simpsons into the insane sci-fi world of Rick and Morty without overstaying its welcome by stretching out for a full episode.

Fox Officially Confirms 'Mulaney's Cancellation

Earlier today, Fox announced a round of cancellations, and among them is one that probably doesn't come as a surprise. SNL alum John Mulaney's multi-cam sitcom Mulaney has officially been given the axe by the network; a Fox exec told Deadline the show was "dead" back in January, but today's announcement makes it official. Mulaney wrapped up its abbreviated debut season back in February and struggled in both ratings and critical reviews.

Fox Cancels 'The Mindy Project,' but Hulu Might Save It

The Mindy Project is no more — at least for now. According to Variety, Fox has decided to cancel the Mindy Kaling-created series after three seasons and a drop in viewers since it debuted in 2012. Thankfully for unhappy fans, Universal Television is reportedly in talks with Hulu to move The Mindy Project to streaming for two new seasons "and possibly more," so not all hope is lost for unhappy fans out there.

ADHD's 'Golan the Insatiable' Is Headed to Primetime Fox Next Month

One of Fox's Animated Domination High-Def series just got a primetime promotion. According to Deadline, Golan the Insatiable — which started out as a quarter-hour series on Fox's late night animated block — will debut a new season of half-hour episodes on Sunday, May 31st at 9:30pm on Fox. The half-hour version will feature an all-new voice cast including Rob Riggle, Aubrey Plaza, Ken Marino, John DiMaggio, Maria Bamford, Rachel Butera, and Nick Rutherford. The show centers on "a mighty godlord (Riggle) from an alternate dimension who arrives in Oak Grove, MN, where his only friend is a macabre, nine-year-old girl named Dylan (Plaza), who constantly urges him [...]

Andy Samberg to Host the 2015 Emmy Awards

Say hello to your new Emmy Awards host. The Wrap reports that Andy Samberg has officially signed on to host the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, which airs on Fox in September. "It’s wonderfully fitting that we have Andy Samberg, an Emmy Award winner himself, as our host for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards," Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum said on the news. "Andy has excelled in all aspects of the television universe, both from behind and in front of the camera. His humor, insights and charisma will be an exciting addition to our annual celebration of television’s best and brightest." Here's Samberg's statement:

Buckle your seat belts, Emmy [...]

'The Edge': The Talent-Stacked '90s Sketch Show That Time Forgot

The Edge, a weekly sketch show, premiered on Fox over twenty years ago, back in 1992. It only lasted for a single 18 episode season and no one seems to remember it, but in hindsight it probably should have succeeded based purely on the talent involved. It had everything going for it: it was created and run by David Mirkin, who had put in a few years running Newhart, as well as working as a writer on It's Garry Shandling's Show, The Tracey Ullman Show, and Three's Company. He was coming fresh off

Fox Announces Fall Premieres for 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'Last Man on Earth,' 'Grandfathered,' and More

Fox announced its fall lineup today, including new seasons of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Last Man on Earth, The Simpsons, and Family Guy on Sunday nights and the series premieres of three new comedies on Tuesday nights: Grandfathered starring John Stamos, The Grinder starring Rob Lowe and Fred Savage, and Ryan Murphy's comedy-horror Scream Queens. New series Bordertown and The Guide to Surviving Life premiere in 2016 along with returning series New Girl and Bob's Burgers. Check out the complete fall 2015 Fox lineup below:

Fox Renews 'The Simpsons' for Two More Seasons

The Simpsons isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Entertainment Weekly reports that Fox has officially given the long-running series a double, 22-episode season renewal for a 27th and 28th season, which will bring the total number of Simpsons episodes to 625. The Simpsons debuted on Fox back in 1989 and is the longest-running scripted primetime show in US television history, and it had a big year in 2014 between the launch of the Simpsons World app, live 25th anniversary show, and FXX's 12-day marathon.

Fox Renews Will Forte's 'Last Man on Earth' for a Second Season

Great news, Forte fans: The Last Man on Earth has survived its first season and just landed a renewal from Fox. THR reports that the network has ordered another 13-episode season of the Chris Miller and Phil Lord-directed series starring Forte, Kristen Schaal, January Jones, and Mel Rodriguez. "We knew we had something special with The Last Man on Earth," Fox exec David Madden said in a statement. "It’s one of those rare shows that continues to add depth and dimension to its unique premise, week after week. We are so thrilled that this incredibly bold, original and inventive series has been embraced by both fans and critics, [...]