Articles for The Mindy Project Season 1

When NBC announced its plans for the 2012-2013 TV season, it came along with 11 new shows, six being launched in the fall. On FOX, however, there are just five new shows, with only three new ones coming this fall. But perhaps the lack of quantity will mean an increased focus on quality.  Read more »
FOX is keeping its schedule mostly similar for next season, but one big show is making a big move. Glee will move to Thursdays at 9pm starting this fall, taking the coveted post-X Factor time slot.  Read more »
Last week NBC revealed its Fall 2012 premiere dates, and now it‘s FOX‘s turn. The network will unveil most of its shows over a two week span in mid-to-late September, starting with The X Factor on Wednesday, September 12. Most shows will debut in September, but Raising Hope, The Cleveland Show and Touch will all have delayed premieres in October.  Read more »
FOX opened its day at the Television Critics Association summer press tour with a flurry of announcements. The big stories include Glee casting two new actors for season 4 and American Idol‘s expansive new auditions strategy. But the network also revealed plans for another season of MasterChef, making its comedies available online and a new slate of high-profile actors lending their voices to animated shows.  Read more »
This fall, Mindy Kaling will headline her own FOX TV show, The Mindy Project, after  eight years of playing customer service representative Kelly Kapoor on NBC‘s The Office, where she also served as writer and producer. The new comedy series revolves around Kaling‘s character, an OBGYN named Mindy who desperately hopes to find movie-type love. At the same time, the series also puts the spotlight on Mindy‘s pursuit of becoming a well-rounded perfect woman while tapping on the storylines of the people around her such as the self-absorbed Jeremy Reed (Ed Weeks), hothead Danny Castellano (Chris Messina), and the blunt and funny Gwen Grady (Anna Camp). Check out what Kaling revealed about The Mindy Project at the Television Critics Association conference, including her return to The Office. Read more »
Last year was one of the most successful fall TV seasons in history. Nearly half of the new shows (13 out of 27) got renewed for a second season. Compare that to the year before, when there were only five shows to survive to see another year.  Read more »
Mindy Kaling is a star. For eight years she‘s been a background player on NBC‘s The Office, but now she‘s stepping into the spotlight with her own show where she‘s as winning and charming as New Girl‘s Zooey Deschanel.  Read more »
Every Fall season, I eagerly drink in all the articles that want to convince me that some show or another is going to be the Next Big Thing -- something bigger, better, cuter, and infinitely more hilarious than everything heretofore seen since the Last Big Thing. Then, I promptly decide that not only am I going to hate everything, but that I will mutter incoherently each morning reading recaps of shows I refuse to watch based on no particular principle whatsoever. Incomprehensibly, this is the way I get excited about the Fall. It is also how I get excited about family road trips, but that is a story for a different time.This year, you could hardly buy your daily duo of Tanqueray and Funyons without seeing Mindy Kaling‘s smiling face on a magazine under the word ‘Hit!‘ I wanted to decide to hate this show, but with a few months of Kaling‘s Twitter posts floating around my feed winning me over with her special brand of acerbic observation and truth-telling, I just couldn‘t help but get a little excited to maybe actually like something for a change, instead of loving to hate something while secretly really posting very involved comments about it on BuddyTV under a fake name.  No, I‘m kidding. I don‘t do that (yes, I do). Read more »
As The Mindy Project rolls out its second episode, I‘d like to take this very important moment to thank my mom for forcing me to take a typing class in 11th grade so that keyboard wouldn‘t catch fire while I was taking my episode notes. For fans of high-stakes ping pong tournaments and old Rosalind Russell comedies, the breakneck verbal pace of The Mindy Project may be par for the course, but for normal human brain function, it‘s pretty likely these episodes are going to have to be played on instant replay for us normal mortals to catch all the jokes. In this episode, the Usain Bolt of comedy pits Mindy and Danny against the seemingly insurmountable task of hiring a new nurse to replace the pot smoking, "old school" practice nurse Beverly. Read more »
The good news keeps coming for the new fall season. Following NBC, which gave full-season orders to Revolution, Go On and The New Normal last week, FOX has picked up two of its new shows for full seasons.  Read more »
In tonight‘s episode of The Mindy Project, the chemistry of the office mates finds the beat as they venture out on an office outing to an exclusive nightclub.After lamenting that Danny‘s Saturday night spent doling out C-sections at the hospital and Jeremy‘s night spent with a not-quite-supermodel both sounded more appealing than her threesome with a bottle of spilled red wine and Amelie, the appearance of a hungover Shauna convinces Mindy that she needs to get her club on. Even though Shauna is reluctant, the promise to switch her desk away from the air vent seals the bribe. The only problem is, suddenly the whole office decides to make it a work night out.Time out, though, before we go any further. Am I the only one who thought that Shauna was channeling a little Laura San Giacomo as Kit DeLuca in this episode? "Fifty bucks, grandpa. For 75, the wife can watch." Read more »
FOX has finally figured out how it will air the rest of The X Factor episode that was partially unseen Wednesday night due to a baseball rain delay, and it‘s almost as confusing as the rain delay itself.  Read more »
The comedic equivalent of Sophie‘s Choice hits TV fans Tuesday, October 23 at 9pm. With the premieres of Happy Endings and Don‘t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 on ABC, the funniest hour of TV is about to get even funnier.  Read more »
In a shocking turn of events on this week‘s episode of The Mindy Project, Danny and Mindy are mean to each other! Only this time, Mindy‘s inner warrior and a little bit of nudity allows Mindy to emerge victorious in this continued battle of low-blows.In the opening of the episode we join Mindy in the afterglow of a night with Josh, trying to recreate a Julia Roberts moment by putting on his button-down from the night before. Everything seems to be going according to romantic comedy script until Josh accidentally puts on Mindy‘s jeans.  Woe to the double standard, but why is it that a big men‘s shirt can be sexy on a woman, but too-short, saggy-waisted lady jeans don‘t quite do the same thing for a man? Could this look be the end of Josh? Well, at least for this episode it was. Read more »
The People‘s Choice Award nominations for 2013 have been revealed, and oddly enough, the People‘s Choices have very little in common with actual ratings.  Read more »
Following Wednesday‘s announcement of the SAG Award nominees, the Golden Globes will present their nominations for the best in TV and film Thursday morning. While the SAG Awards tend to be dull and predictable, the Golden Globes often embrace newer shows.  Read more »
The middle of December means hiatus time for TV fans as most shows take the holiday season off. But don‘t worry, your favorite FOX shows will be back in January, along with returning favorites American Idol and Touch and the new serial killer drama The Following.  Read more »
When history looks back at the 2012-2013 TV season, it might be considered the year the sitcom died. Sure, there are massive hits like The Big Bang Theory that are getting monstrous ratings and Emmy-winning favorites like Modern Family, but those victories only underscore the many, many defeats the genre has suffered.  Read more »
With only three months left in the 2012-2013 television season, it‘s time to start thinking about what we‘re going to do with all that extra time after our favorite shows are over. (Fill it up with summer shows, most likely.) FOX has announced their spring 2013 season finale dates, as well as premiere dates for So You Think You Can Dance and other shows debuting in the summer. Read more »
FOX fans have plenty of reasons to celebrate as the network has officially renewed four of its shows for the 2013-2014 TV season. Freshman drama The Following and Tuesday night comedies New Girl, Raising Hope and The Mindy Project have all been renewed.  Read more »
If you were hoping your favorite FOX shows could last just a little bit longer before ending their seasons, then you‘re in luck. FOX has announced new finale dates for four of its shows: New Girl, The Mindy Project, Kitchen Nightmares and Touch. According to Deadline, the reason for this is because the network wanted more new episodes airing during May sweeps. Read more »
FOX announced its schedule for the 2013-2014 TV season, and there‘s a whole lot of experimentation. The network is splitting its fall season, meaning the schedule will be slightly different before and after it airs the baseball playoffs and World Series in October.  Read more »
It doesn‘t matter whether they‘re on television or in movies -- teenagers love vampires. Though it shouldn‘t come as a surprise, it‘s now made official. In the first set of surfboard nominations for the Teen Choice Awards, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 leads the field with seven, and The Vampire Diaries is not far behind with five. Read more »