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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. [...]

Tuesday Night Sitcom Recap: 'Happy Endings,' 'New Girl,' 'Mindy,' and More

This season, Tuesday night is a sitcom traffic jam in primetime, with three of the four big networks airing comedies all against each other on the same night. Let's take a look at last night's shows, including new episodes of Happy Endings, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Ben and Kate, and Don't Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.

Happy Endings – "P&P Romance Factory"

CLAY: This week's episode, "P&P Romance Factory," seemed a little slow. Even though we got three separate storylines, none of them really stood out. The best story was probably Penny and Alex's, thanks to Casey Wilson's excellent delivery, while Max and Dave's fist bump [...]

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 [...]

Tuesday Night Sitcom Recap: 'Happy Endings,' 'New Girl,' 'Mindy,' and More

This season, Tuesday is the busiest sitcom night of the year, with three of the four networks airing comedies all against each other on that night each week. Yesterday saw Fox's New Girl and The Mindy Project each celebrating the holidays as they prepare to take their winter breaks, while Happy Endings has its holiday episode set up to debut next week. Let's take a look at last night's new holiday-themed (and non-holiday-themed) episodes:

Happy Endings – "To Serb with Love" CLAY: In "To Serb with Love" we get to meet Alex and Jane's parents, look inside Jane's joke-writing process, and watch Max try to compete with Pete for [...]

Tuesday Night Sitcom Recap: 'New Girl,' 'Mindy,' and 'Ben and Kate'

The big networks' Tuesday night sitcom traffic jam continued last night – at least Fox and NBC's shows did. ABC's Tuesday comedies, Happy Endings and Don't Trust the B, took the night off to clear way for the Dancing with the Stars finale, but they'll be back next week. Let's take a look at what happened on last night's new Fox sitcoms, New Girl, The Mindy Project, and Ben and Kate:

New Girl – “Eggs”

SAMANTHA: This Neal Brennan-directed episode begins when Jess and Cece’s friends, Melissa and Sadie (Kay Cannon and June Diane Raphael!), reveal that they’re pregnant. Initially, the girls are thrilled – until Sadie (who’s also [...]

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 [...]

BJ Novak to Guest Star on 'The Mindy Project'

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.