By Sahil Patel
Hulu has saved “The Mindy Project.”
The streaming service has ordered a 26-episode fourth season for the series, which was canceled by Fox earlier this month.
Created by and starring Mindy Kaling, “The Mindy Project” centers on an OB/GYN and how she navigates her personal and professional life. In addition to Kaling, the series features Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz, Beth Grant, and Xosha Roquemore.
It’s one of the most popular programs on its service, according to Hulu, which acquired past seasons of the show via a library deal with NBCUniversal in April 2014. A premiere date for the new season will be announced at a later date, Hulu said.
Streaming services reviving canceled TV series has become common by now, though this is the first time Hulu has made such a move. The pickup is part of the company’s overall content strategy focusing on more high-profile TV projects. Its upcoming slate includes “11/22/63,” an event mini-series from JJ Abrams; “Difficult People,” a half-hour comedy from Amy Poehler; and “Casual,” a comedy from Jason Reitman.