The Mindy Project was one of the most exciting shows to watch this TV season, in an odd way. Each week, it seemed like you never knew what show you would get. Would it be the madcap meta-rom-com of the pilot, that leaned heavily on creator and star Mindy Kaling's persona? Would it be the more ensemble-driven, group outing episodes of the early season? Would it go for something heartfelt? Also, who would be in the cast?
Not that I know how producing a TV show works, but it was at least exciting to puzzle through The Mindy Project's weird revolving-door supporting cast this year. MADtv's Ike Barinholtz was [...]
At a panel featuring the cast and crew of The Mindy Project at Los Angeles's PaleyFest this weekend, star/creator Mindy Kaling revealed she's working on her second book. Kaling says the untitled non-fiction book will cover "the high highs and low lows of the past 18 months," which she spent leaving her job of 8 years at The Office to star in her own ratings-challenged but successful series on Fox. She expects the book to be out in late 2014. When asked about The Office's hour-long series finale, which is set to air May 16th, Kaling confirmed she'll be appearing in the episode. "It’s really exciting," she told [...]
BJ Novak and Mindy Kaling are reuniting on The Mindy Project, Vulture reports. Novak is set to do a two-episode arc in which he plays "a charming Latin professor who bonds with Mindy over their love of a dead language," as people are wont to do.
Tuesdays are the busiest night for primetime sitcoms this fall, with three of the Big Four networks airing competing comedy blocks. Last night, Fox kicked off its Tuesday night comedies with the New Girl's second season premiere and the debut of two new shows, The Mindy Project and Ben and Kate (although those two were released on Hulu weeks ago). Ratings are in for the trio of sitcoms, and like NBC and CBS's fall sitcom premieres, they're not great.
New Girl scored a 2.7 rating with adults 18-49, down significantly from last year's premiere, which got a 4.8. Mindy Project had a decent but still-low debut [...]
Before many of our most beloved comedy stars made it big, they had the same four-year college experience as millions of young Americans. They sat nervously through the same orientation sessions, suffered through the same macroeconomics gen-ed classes, and shelled out $200 for the same anthropology textbook they were never going to use. But while we were arranging our class schedule so we could sleep in until noon every day, or briefly pretending to care about politics, our soon-to-be comedy idols were quietly positioning themselves to take over the industry, honing their chops in campus sketch groups, humor newspapers, and open mic nights. Below, we listed some comedians whose [...]