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‘The Mindy Project’ Has Reached Its Conclusion, Whether Hulu Saves It or Not

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In a move that many saw coming, Fox has canceled The Mindy Project after three seasons. Despite its devoted fans — who are, if comment sections are any indication, pretty devastated right now — the series always faced low ratings and has had the threat of cancellation looming over it for the last three years. However, immediately following the news came even more news: the sitcom might continue on Hulu, a streaming site following the lead of Yahoo (which saved Community) and Netflix (Arrested Development). For those who love the show, this is surely good news, but the problem is that The Mindy Project has already reached its end, and a fourth season just isn’t necessary. 
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‘The Last Man on Earth’ and the Rewards of Sticking with a Unlikable Character

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Fox’s The Last Man on Earth was fascinating in the beginning, an immediately impressive sitcom that managed to achieve the impossible: It was original. The pilot episode was an imaginative and exhilarating half-hour, one that was desolate and desperate, but also incredibly funny. It was anchored entirely by Phil Miller (played by the affable and scruffy Will Forte) who was, at least for a little while, the last man on earth. The series found humor in a post-apocalyptic scenario, then slowly added more characters (most notably Kristen Schaal as Carol) as it segued into a reversed romantic-comedy sitcom. At first, this change showcased a frustrating throwback to tired gender tropes, but the show soon became something entirely different and smarter — if you managed to stick around that long. 
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‘New Girl’ Season 4 Episode 21 Recap: “Panty Gate”

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The penultimate episode of New Girl Season 4 has a lot of work to do in preparation for next week’s season finale. The two biggest things on the table right now are Schmidt and Cece’s non-relationship (the writers have been dancing around their reconciliation for a while now) and Coach’s certain, and second, departure from the loft (because of Damon Wayans Jr’s confirmed departure from the series). It also, I guess, has to do something with Jess, Nick, and Winston but that’s less pressing.
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‘New Girl’ Season 4 Episode 20 Recap: “Par 5″

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As we enter the final episodes of New Girl‘s fourth season, it’s been hard to view this season as a whole because it has often felt disjointed, varying in quality, and generally uneven when it comes to both the characters and the overall tone. There were many false starts, go-nowhere plots (Jess’ entire relationship with Ryan (Julian Morris) was so boring from the beginning that no one cared when he was swiftly kicked out of the picture), and plenty of funny, poignant episodes that were followed by lackluster duds. “Par 5″ is an odd little episode, one that feels a bit out of character for the show as it attempts to tackle a relevant and serious topic — the ongoing tension between police officers and black citizens — through its cheery sitcom lens. 
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7 Musicians Who Should Guest Star on ‘Empire’ Season 2

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Along with the addictive soap-opera storylines and the utter perfection that is Cookie Lyon, Empire is a great show because it never stops surprising us with its lineup of guest stars — many of whom are very famous musicians. Last night’s finale brought Patti LaBelle and Snoop Dogg (along with Rita Ora), topping off a season where Mary J. Blige, Courtney Love, and Gladys Knight also made appearances. Now that Empire is the biggest hit of the 2014-15 TV season, it should have access to just about any name on the Billboard charts for Season 2. With that in mind, here are a few ambitious suggestions.
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