LOS ANGELES: After The Mindy Project was canceled by Fox last season, Hulu swooped in and saved the show, giving it a fourth season consisting of 26 episodes. During Sunday’s Television Critics Association panel, the cast reflected on the move from TV to streaming and teased out the season’s surprises and guest stars.
Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner’s ‘Difficult People’ Is a Conventionally Structured Sitcom With a Gloriously Specific Sensibility
For a streaming-service (read: niche) comedy that’s the product of its co-stars’ cosmopolitan (read: even more niche) sensibilities, Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner’s Difficult People looks an awful lot like a network sitcom.
This sun is making me thirsty.
New Abortion Rights Ads Target Young Men via Xbox, Comedy Central — But Aren’t “Family-Friendly” Enough For Google
Leftist pundits love to ask why younger people are so progressive on gay marriage but haven’t moved very far from their elders on abortion. Some have opined it’s because gay marriage is about extending an inherently conservative institution to include more people, while others say abortion will never seem as innocuous as marriage, even to supporters. “That element of the culture war appears to be here to stay,” one article concluded.
Amy Poehler, Julie Klausner, Billy Eichner On New Series ‘Difficult People’: “We End Up Looking like Assholes in Most Episodes”
Amidst a constant stream of jokes about Bradley Cooper, Kevin Spacey, Alan Cumming, and Mandy Patinkin yesterday, Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner introduced their semi-autobiographical Hulu series to the crowd at the second annual Vulture Festival. Amy Poehler, one of the half-hour comedy’s executive producers (alongside Klausner and Louie‘s Dave Becky), joined the real-life BFFs for a fast-talking hour of conversation about mining one’s own life for material, the New York comedy hustle, loving Yentl and Wendy Williams, and what to expect from the star-studded series about getting in one’s own way, which premieres this August.
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.