Fox announced their 2014-2015 schedule this morning, and in addition to adding some of their anticipated new series -- Gotham included -- the network has made a few notable changes to their primetime line-up, including moving one of their popular live-action comedies to Sunday night and putting a new hour-long series on Tuesday, ahead of their New Girl/Mindy Project comedy block.
Whether or not you believe it's Spring may depend on your weather situation right now, but for TV purposes, Spring has sprung and the networks are rolling out their pre-Summer programming, which for Fox, includes Chris Meloni in Surviving Jack, the return of Kitchen Nightmares and the arrival of new drama Gang Related...
After going through the motions of highlighting everything about 2013, we felt it was time to look ahead in order to clue you in who’s on the cusp of making it big in 2014. This week, we're highlighting 30 Rock alum and The Mindy Project writer Tracey Wigfield, one of the funniest women writing in television today. If the world is just, this will be the year of the Wiggles (a new nickname we just made up for her right now).
Breaking Bad's Emmy-winning matriarch Skyler White (also known as Anna Gunn to all the non-methheads out there) has left New Mexico behind in favor of the Big Apple antics over on FOX's The Mindy Project. The actress will play Dr. Lahiri's professional crush, a sleek and sophisticated doctor by the name of Sheila Hamilton. Set to appear in the series’ 13th episode, Dr. Lahiri’s admirations are apparently mutual, as “the Tory Burch of Manhattan OB/GYNs” seems to have eyes for Mindy as well. Naturally, we're dying to know who is the one who knocks in this situation.
One of the great things about James Franco is that you never really know what he's going to do next. Whether it's starring in feature film, recurring on a soap opera or getting roasted at Comedy Central, the actor seems up for just about anything. And that includes a guest spot in a network TV comedy, as Franco has signed on for a 2-episode arc in The Mindy Project.
Fox is the fourth of the five major networks to announce their Fall 2013 premiere schedule, and for the network that recently brought us American Idol, there's a lot of X Factor on the menu. Fortunately for those who aren't looking for more singing, there are some returning dramas and comedies, and some promising looking new programs joining the lineup later in September.
Fox announced their 2013-2014 lineup this morning, along with the planned schedule, which sets up new comedies on Tuesday nights and adds a number of other new series to the schedule, along with the returning shows. Among the new series is J.J. Abrams' sci-fi cop series Almost Human, Seth MacFarlane's new live-action comedy Dads and new animated comedy Murder Police.
American Idol might be dropping in the ratings, but the show has been hardcore promoting to cover its tracks, offering extras like the new SuperVote system to keep audiences invested. This week, Fox’s singing competition program will unveil “Still Rolling” a new feature that will give TV viewers access to the moments after an Idol contestant is eliminated but the cameras are still taping.
The Following isn't the only Fox series to receive an early renewal. Freshman comedy The Mindy Project has also been given the thumbs up for a second season, as has Raising Hope and New Girl, which locks down the three Tuesday night comedies, and leaves room for a fourth, assuming Fox is still planning to continue airing two hours of comedies on Tuesday night (or some other night during the week).
Could Fox be eyeing a Thursday time slot in the future for New Girl and The Mindy Project? It’s hard to guess at whether it means anything, but the network will be giving the two comedies a chance to try out the new night in the near future. The first week of April will see both shows air on Thursday.
Those who watch Girls and The Mindy Project will be getting a double-dose of Allison Williams this week. The actor who plays Marnie, one of the "girls" in Lena Dunham's HBO comedy is set to appear in The Mindy Project this Tuesday. A new video has arrived, which gives us a look at Williams' character, and some behind-the-scenes peeks at the making of the episode.
Fox’s The Mindy Project may have just nabbed a real ratings bringer. The freshman Fox comedy, starring Mindy Kaling as an OB/GYN as she deals with various situations within her professional and personal life, has sorely needed a bump in the ratings, and today the network announced Seth Rogen will guest star in an upcoming episode of the series, although I’m expecting more tame comedy from him than we got from the likes of Observe and Report.
Fox is promising new beginnings for The Mindy Project in the new promo for the comedy series. Mindy Kaling's comedy series returns for the second half of its first season early next year, and judging by the new video we have to show you, she's up for trying new things and maybe a new romance in the new year.
TV awards involving the actors may be the more glamorous of affairs, and those beautiful faces are the ones we associate best with some of our favorite TV characters and shows. But good scripted television does not exist without good writers. The nominees for the 2013 Writers Guild Awards are in and it looks like Writers Guild of America East and West are favoring cable shows, which is a familiar trend for TV award shows these days, and given the level of quality in the series coming from basic and premium cable these days...
The last we saw of B.J. Novak on the small screen, his Office character Ryan looked ready to follow Mindy Kaling's Kelly Kapoor to the ends of the earth. While Kaling's departure from the NBC comedy freed her up for a starring role in her own show The Mindy Project, we haven't seen BJ Novak on TV since he left The Office. But come next year, he'll be making an appearance on The Mindy Project.