Posts tagged as The Mindy Project

'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 [...]

Watch the Season 2 Premiere of 'The Mindy Project' with James Franco Right Now

Mindy Kaling's The Mindy Project doesn't start its second season until next Tuesday, but Fox released the season premiere online early this morning and you can watch the whole thing above. The premiere, entitled "All My Problems Solved Forever," picks up with Mindy and her minister boyfriend (guest star Anders Holt) living in Haiti, while Dr. Paul Leotard (guest star James Franco) becomes the practice's newest physician back in New York.

Adam Pally Joins 'The Mindy Project' for a Big Arc

Happy Endings may be canceled, but its cast is having no trouble finding work. Following last week's news that Happy Endings' Damon Wayans Jr. has returned to New Girl for a recurring role in the new season, another Happy Endings star is joining a Fox sitcom for a multi-episode arc. TV Line reports that Adam Pally will have have a recurring role on the upcoming second season of The Mindy Project as a new doctor at the OB/GYN office where Mindy Kaling's character  works. Still not as cool as Happy Endings coming back would be, but good news nonetheless.

Mindy Kaling Is Writing a Second Book and Will Appear in the 'Office' Finale

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 [...]

Seth Rogen to Guest on 'The Mindy Project'

The Mindy Project is adding another big-name guest star to its list: Seth Rogen. Fox announced today during the Television Critics Association tour today that Rogen will appear on the show's February 19th episode, entitled "The One That Got Away," as a guy who was Mindy Kaling's character Mindy Lahiri's first kiss. The two reunite decades after their Jewish summer camp romance and rekindle things. The Mindy Project has played host to a number of high-profile appearances from comedy people in its first season so far, including Ed Helms, Bill Hader, and Seth Meyers, with The Office alums BJ Novak and Ellie Kemper set to drop by for [...]

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, [...]

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'The Mindy Project' on DVD

Look, we all know The Mindy Project has had some ups and downs (drastic casting changes, episodes airing out of order, etc.). But its merit exists not in the depth of its side characters, but in the journey the audience takes with Mindy as she stumbles her way through love, life, and a less-than-romantic job as an OB-GYN. The show flirts with stereotypes of rom-com love, only to shine light on how absurd it often can be (in the last episode, angry neighbors yell at Mindy for running down the street into her lover's arms in the middle of the night). Its strong writers (which includes Kaling, [...]

'The Mindy Project's First Season Was Like A Box of Chocolates

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 [...]

Fox Renews 'New Girl,' 'The Mindy Project,' and 'Raising Hope'

Fox is keeping pretty much all of its comedies for the 2013-2014 TV season. The network just announced that its Tuesday night comedies, Raising Hope, New Girl, and The Mindy Project, have been renewed for a fourth, third, and second season, respectively. The early renewal comes as some surprise, as The Mindy Project and Raising Hope have seen their audiences drop off a little bit, but the new season will bring Hope to the number of episodes needed for a lucrative syndication deal and Mindy has seen the show drawing stronger and stronger reviews from critics and audiences alike following a ton of midseason retooling. The only Fox comedies not [...]

A Guide to 'The Mindy Project's Many, Many Casting Changes

Fox's The Mindy Project, one of this fall's better new sitcoms, is only nine episodes in, but the show has already gone through more changes to its central cast than most sitcoms do during their entire runs. The Mindy Project is being retooled for midseason, and another casting change, the addition of actress Beth Grant, was just announced late last week. This is all getting a little messy, so here's a complete list of The Mindy Project's casting changes so far, although it will probably be out of date by this time next week:

  • Stephen Tobolowsky replaces Richard Schiff as Dr. Schulman after the original pilot. [...]

Talking to Ike Barinholtz About 'The Mindy Project', 'MADtv', and His 'Game of Thrones' Audition Tape

From Twitter buddy to staff writer to breakout series regular, Ike Barinholtz earned a well-deserved meteoric rise during the first season of The Mindy Project. The improv actor had initially befriended Mindy Kaling over Twitter, which led to an invitation to the writer’s room on her Fox sitcom, which in turn led to Barinholtz donning the medical scrubs of Morgan Tookers, the show’s eccentric yet affable ex-con nurse. Barinholtz’s character was a highlight in the comedy's freshman year, which should come as little surprise to anyone who knows him for his work as a former cast member on MADtv, or more recently as Eastbound & Down’s Ivan Drago-inspired Russian [...]

Glenn Howerton to Be a Recurring Guest Star on 'The Mindy Project'

The Mindy Project sure is lining up a lot of impressive guest stars for its upcoming second season. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Glenn Howerton will be playing a recurring role in the new season, E! Online reports. Howerton's character, Cliff Gilbert, is an attorney who woos Mindy and first appears in episode four. Howerton joins James Franco and Adam Pally, who are also playing recurring roles in the new season of The Mindy Project, alongside returning guests Bill Hader, Anders Holm, and Chloë Sevigny.

The Season of the Not-Quite-There Sitcom

Sitcoms are tricky shows to invest in. They need a little time and a few episodes to grow into the shows they’re meant to be — for 30 Rock to find its manic energy or Community to really let itself be weird. On rare occasions, a comedy’s auspices are clear and realized enough that the tone and thrust of its run makes itself clear from the get go: Modern Family — the overtly affluent, opaquely progressive, and broadly slapstick ensemble that debuted in 2009 — is ABC’s proudest, most lucrative example.

The network sitcoms that survived the initial ratings bloodbath and its subsequent wave of early cancellations, specifically [...]

Checking In with 'The Mindy Project' Halfway Through Season 1

It's been an unusual first season for The Mindy Project, with the show setting some kind of record for the insane amount of casting changes it's had so far. New shows sometimes have to make some minor casting tweaks a few episodes in, losing or gaining a character or two as the producers and network see fit. The Mindy Project, however, since its pilot has had three main cast members leave or have their roles downgraded and added one new character with two more new characters on the way in the second half of the season. That's not to say that the show's been a disaster – or anything close [...]