Mindy Kaling Leaves Universal for Overall Deal at Warner Bros. Television

“The Mindy Project” creator becomes latest to sign a multi-year deal at a traditional studio

Last Updated: February 21, 2019 @ 11:44 AM

Mindy Kaling has signed a multi-year overall deal with Warner Bros. Television, leaving her longtime home at Universal, TheWrap has learned.

Under the terms of the deal, the “Mindy Project” creator will develop, write and produce new television projects, including ongoing and limited series, unscripted programming and digital content, for the studio.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Kaling is just the latest in a string of major TV creators to sign onto exclusive multi-year deals at traditional studios as the companies continue to vie for talent against the deep pockets of streaming outfits like Netflix and Amazon.

Kaling had been with Universal Television since getting her start on NBC’s “The Office.” She went on to create “The Mindy Project” for the studio, which ran for a total of six seasons on Fox and Hulu, as well as the short-lived NBC comedy “Champions.” She also has a limited series adaptation of “Four Weddings and a Funeral” in the works at Hulu.

Her most recent project is the feature film “Late Night,” for which she serves as executive producer, writer and star opposite Emma Thompson. The movie debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Amazon Studios for a hefty $13 million.

Kaling is repped by CAA, 3 Arts, and attorney P.J. Shapiro.