Mindy Kaling Dishes on Her Move to Hulu

Hulu to air 26 episodes of 'Mindy Project' with new characters
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2015 10:37 AM CDT
Mindy Kaling Dishes on Her Move to Hulu
In this Monday, June 8, 2015 file photo, Mindy Kaling attends the Los Angeles premiere of "Inside Out" at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)

If you're already overjoyed by news that The Mindy Project is officially moving to Hulu after it was shown the door at Fox, Mindy Kaling might just send you to Blissville. In an interview with the AP, Kaling says the show will get twice the episodes of an average network season—that's 26—giving executives the ability to bring in new characters and try "new, creative storytelling techniques." That doesn't mean the episodes, still to be released weekly, will get spicier. "Our show was pretty damn risque when we were on broadcast TV," she says. "If anything, it's like I know that 14-year-old girls are watching the show, and I don't want to show them anything that they're not ready to sort of see."

Her consideration for the kiddies might have something to do with her new movie, Pixar's Inside Out, in which Kaling plays Disgust, a character inside an 11-year-old's head. The child's personality is made up of various "islands" of things important to her, which in Kaling’s own mind would consist of "4pm snack island, mid-30s panic island," fashion island, friendship island, and role model island, the 35-year-old says. Kaling tells Variety that while her Mindy Project character Mindy Lahiri isn't meant to be a role model, she hopes she can be. "I would like to be the person that girls look up to." (Kaling is also writing a book about a personal romance, and will be well-paid.)

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