‘The Mindy Project’ Cancelled at Fox: May Move to Hulu for New Seasons

Fox has decided not to move forward with “The Mindy Project,” after three seasons, Variety has learned.

However, Hulu is in talks with Universal Television, the studio behind the Mindy Kaling-starrer, to move the Fox comedy over to the streaming service for multiple seasons. The deal would reportedly include two new seasons, and possibly more.

The shift to Hulu would be a smart move, given the already-standing library of past “Mindy” seasons, including all 67 episodes, plus the series’ very loyal — but not very large — fanbase. The series premiered to an audience of about 4.6 million in September 2012 and dipped to just over 2 million viewers with its season-three premiere this past March.

As series’ fates will be decided by next week when broadcast upfront presentations kick off, most cancelled shows will wrap for good, but “The Mindy Project” recalls another fan-favorite comedy resurrected online: “Community,” which, after being axed by NBC, went to Yahoo Screen for its sixth season.

NBC also passed on “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” though before its network premiere. The Ellie Kemper comedy is currently in its first season at Netflix with a second round coming in spring 2016.

Hulu just inked a major syndication deal with Sony TV for the entire “Seinfeld” library, and an output deal with AMC, acquiring the streaming rights to “The Walking Dead” spinoff “Fear the Walking Dead.” On its upcoming original programming slate, Hulu has James Franco set to star in Stephen King’s series adaptation of “11/22/63” from J.J. Abrams.

Fox, Hulu and Universal TV declined to comment on “The Mindy Project.”

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