‘The Mindy Project’ to return on Hulu in September

Online streaming service revived Mindy Kaling's cult sitcom after it was cancelled by Fox in May

Hulu has announced that season four of The Mindy Project will premiere on September 15.

After being cancelled by Fox in May, Mindy Kaling’s cult sitcom was swiftly revived by Hulu. The online streaming service, which already owns the rights to the show’s existing episodes, has ordered a 26-episode fourth season of the comedy created by and starring the former The Office actress.

Although The Mindy Project has moved online, Kaling confirmed that one new episode will launch on Hulu each week, rather than arriving all at once like many Netflix series. “Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but I like the idea of the Christmas episode airing in December,” Kaling said at a US press event yesterday (August 9).

Kaling has previously suggested that moving online will enable her to “push the envelope” during season four. Confirmed guest stars for the new season include Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto.

The Mindy Project launched on Fox in 2012 and completed its third season on the network earlier this year 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. Guest stars during the show’s first three seasons included James Franco, Seth Rogen, Tyler The Creator, Moby and Laura Dern.