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Adam Pally Is Leaving 'The Mindy Project' Early Next Year

Fox's The Mindy Project is losing a series regular. TV Line reports that Adam Pally is set to leave the show in early 2015. Pally has been a regular Mindy Project star since he debuted as Dr. Peter Prentice in season 2. While he will likely make "occasional guest appearances" after his contract ends next year, he has plenty of other projects in the works between his development deal with ABC Studios and upcoming film roles in Search Party, Night Owls, and Bad Boys Crazy Girls.

Ike Barinholtz Cast as the Lead in Tina Fey-Amy Poehler Movie 'The Nest'

Mindy Project star Ike Barinholtz has landed a big movie role. THR reports that Barinholtz is playing the male lead in The Nest, an upcoming movie starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Written by SNL alum Paula Pell and to be directed by Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect), The Nest follows two dissimilar sisters who return to their childhood home to clean out their rooms before their parents sell the place, only to decide to throw one big party for their friends. Barinholtz, an alum of MADtv recently played a supporting role in the Seth Rogen hit Neighbors and is currently a series regular and writer on The Mindy Project.

Fox Renews 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'The Mindy Project,' and 'New Girl'

It looks like Fox has a lot of confidence in its current comedy slate, if its early season renewal news from Friday is any indication. According to Deadline, the network has renewed New Girl, The Mindy Project, and the Golden Globe-winning freshman sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine for fourth, third, and second seasons, respectively. While it's not very common for networks to hand out early renewals before airing pilots — especially for ratings strugglers like Mindy and Brooklyn — Fox has begun a new approach to pilot season, so this move may be part of that bigger push.

Mindy Kaling and Lena Dunham Talk Comedy, Showrunning, and Fantasy Magazine Descriptions

"When Mindy Kaling arrived to the Chateau Marmont 30 minutes late, she apologized profusely and began dabbing ice water on a badly skinned knee. 'I thought I hit an old woman in the Loehmann's parking lot,' she said, a flush of perspiration on her cheeks and forehead. 'Turned out it was a sack of trash with a shawl draped on it. Got so mad at it that I kicked it, and this happened.' She gestured to her knee."

- Mindy Kaling imagines the intro to her celebrity InStyle profile in this delightful interview conducted by Lena Dunham for the Rookie: Yearbook Two.

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Bested 'Dads' In the Ratings Last Night

Fox debuted it's new comedy block last night, and Andy Samberg's new cop sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine did pretty well, pulling in six million viewers. It also was the most watched show by men under 50 on broadcast television last night. It followed the controversially racist Dads, which pulled in about 5.5 million, as did the season premiere of New Girl.

But it was New Girl that did best in the key demographic of 18- to 49-year-olds, scoring a 2.9 rating in comparison to Brooklyn's 2.5 and Dads' 2.1. Meanwhile, the premiere of The Mindy Project, which had made available online and on VOD early, pulled in 1.9 in the [...]

Fox Orders Six More Episodes of 'The Mindy Project'

The third season of The Mindy Project just got bigger. Variety reports that Fox has ordered an additional six episodes of the Mindy Kaling-created Tuesday night series, bringing its total season order up to 21 episodes (its first and second seasons had 22 and 24 episodes, respectively). Meanwhile, Fox's struggling freshman sitcom Mulaney has not been as lucky on Sunday nights between its chopped season order and time slot switch with Bob's Burgers.

Adam Pally to Star in the Indie Comedy 'Bad Boys Crazy Girls'

Happy Endings and Mindy Project star Adam Pally is set to play the lead role in a movie. He's set to star in an indie comedy called Bad Boys Crazy Girls, about a pair of friends who are unlucky in love, THR reports. Directed by Don Argott and Sheena Joyce (The Art of the Steal) and written by Heither Maidat (Mad), the film follows friends Jeff (Pally) and Anne, who experiment in modifying their personalities to improve their romantic lives in order to have people think of them as "bad" and "crazy."

Pally has been racking up a ton of roles in movies lately. He'll be playing one [...]

Talking to Tracey Wigfield About Writing for 'The Mindy Project' and '30 Rock'

When 30 Rock finished shooting in December of 2012, Tracey Wigfield had 10 days to decide to move to LA to work on The Mindy Project. She made a great choice. After joining the show midseason and writing the episodes “Santa Fe” and “Frat Party,” she was named one of Glamour’s 35 Under 35: Top Women in Movies and TV. Most impressive of all, in September she won an Emmy for co-writing the 30 Rock finale with Tina Fey.

Now in the middle of The Mindy Project’s second season, I got the chance to talk to Wigfield about starting as a writer’s assistant, improv, and why Christmas episodes are [...]

Sorry, NBC: Fox Is Now the Home of Critically Acclaimed, Smart Comedies

"Those Thursday comedies, which the critics love and we love, tend to be a bit more narrow than we'd ultimately like going forward," NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt told reporters at a press tour last summer before the start of the 2012-2013 TV season. He added that those shows, like Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, Community, and The Office, "tend to be a little bit more narrow and sophisticated than you might want for a broad audience. I hope these new shows we've got for the fall and the spring are also clever and also smart, but can also broaden the size of the audience."

That new batch of falls [...]

We're Still Waiting For 'The Mindy Project' to Become Great

The Mindy Project airs Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. eastern on Fox. The season premiere is tonight, but you can watch it online sooner than that.

The Mindy Project premiered one year ago as a sitcom that attempted to bring a romcom to the small screen, focusing on Mindy Lahiri, an OB-GYN obsessed with romcoms. The show attempted to balance the screen time between Mindy’s personal life with her friends and paramours and the assorted weirdos and/or jerks with whom she shares an office. But as early as the third episode, changes were being made, and by the middle of the season, Anna Camp, Stephen Toblowsky, Tommy Dewey, [...]

'New Girl' and 'The Mindy Project's Season Premieres Drew Less Viewers Than Last Year

Returning Fox comedies The Mindy Project and New Girl aired their respective third and fourth season premieres last night, but they lost steam with viewers. According to Entertainment Weekly, both premieres dropped significantly in ratings compared to their last season premieres; New Girl dropped 45% with only 3.1 million viewers, while The Mindy Project dropped 32% with 2.8 million viewers — not far off from its season 2 finale of 2.4 million, but significantly less than the season 2 premiere, which drew 4 million viewers. Both shows suffered a weak lead-in this season with the reality program Utopia compared to Dads and Golden Globe-winning Brooklyn Nine-Nine [...]

Mike Schur Compares 'Parks and Rec', 'The Mindy Project', and 'The Office'

"We both came from the office-comedy world. You took the office-comedy world and said, 'I’m going to be a boy-crazy, high-achieving goofball, and the show is going to be like a second Office but the subject material is going to be much more about romantic life.' And then [with Parks and Recreation], I took the office-comedy world and just went into things that I was interested in, like government, public service, and high-minded achievements … we took the same setting and put our own spin on it."

-Mike Schur, co-creator of Parks and Recreation, in conversation with Mindy Kaling for Vulture, comparing his show to her show, The Mindy Project, and the [...]

Fox Is Taking 'Dads' Off the Schedule and Putting 'Mindy Project' on a Short Hiatus Early Next Year

Fox announced its midseason schedule yesterday, and Glee will soon be moving to Tuesdays at 8pm, the slot currently occupied by  freshman comedies Dads and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Brooklyn will be moved to The Mindy Project's slot at 9:30 after New Girl, sending Mindy on a two-month break and Dads will be taken off the schedule indefinitely despite the show having recently received a full season order. Mindy will air new episodes through January 28th and will return after Brooklyn finishes its season on April 1st. Brooklyn will take over its new timeslot on February 4th, and Dads' last schedule episode is set for February 11th.

Adam Pally Promoted to Series Regular on 'The Mindy Project'

Even though Happy Endings is canceled, you'll soon be able to see star Adam Pally on TV every week again. Pally has been made a series regular on Fox's The Mindy Project, TV Line reports. It was announced over the summer that he'd been hired to do a multi-episode guest starring arc as a new doctor at Mindy's OB/GYN practice, but he's quickly been promoted to a full-time cast member on the show. His first appearance is in the second season's third episode, which airs October 1st.

Since attempts to bring Happy Endings to a new network didn't work out, the show's stars have rapidly been finding work elsewhere. [...]