‘The Mindy Project’ revived by Hulu for 26-episode fourth season

Cult sitcom starring Mindy Kaling was axed by US network Fox earlier this month (May)

After being cancelled by Fox earlier this month (May), The Mindy Project has been revived by online streaming service Hulu.

Hulu, which already owns the streaming rights to the show’s existing episodes of, has ordered a 26-episode fourth season of the cult sitcom starring former The Office actress.

“Mindy has been a beloved member of the Hulu family, so this deal is a natural extension of our relationship,” Hulu’s Craig Erwich said in a press statement. “I am thrilled The Mindy Project has found a new home on Hulu, where so many of our fans are already watching the show,” Kaling added.

The Mindy Project launched on Fox in 2012 and recently completed its third season on the network but was not renewed for a fourth. Though the show, which co-stars Chris Messina and British actor Ed Weeks, is popular with TV critics and has built a loyal following, it has consistently struggled in the ratings.

The Mindy Project centres on Kaling’s character, obstetrician/gynaecologist Mindy Lahiri, as she tries to balance her professional life co-managing a small medical practice in New York City with an often chaotic personal life. The show has attracted a host of notable guest stars over its three-season run including James Franco, Seth Rogen, Tyler The Creator, Moby and Laura Dern.