Mindy Kaling said in a recent interview that Television Academy officials told her they were going to cut her name from the show’s list of eligible contenders because there were too many producers listed. She was also a producer, and the only woman of color on the writing staff.
The Mindy Project‘s Mindy Kaling, Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail and Broad City creators Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are among Adweek‘s list of 27 people under 40 who are changing the face of media, marketing, tech and entertainment.
The move to Hulu is bringing a new level of creative freedom to The Mindy Project that cast and crew members are clearly relishing. The flexibility of moving from Fox to the commercial-free environment of Hulu allows them longer running times to let the show breathe and showcase its ensemble cast, creator/exec producer Mindy Kaling said Sunday at the Television Critics Association press tour.
The July 10 announcement welcomes the Mindy Project star and the Voice host for this year’s NBC telecast, while the TV Academy unveils the 2014 awards key art.
For the second time in just a few weeks, CBS is faced with plugging a latenight hole. This time the network should be looking beyond the usual suspects to fill it. With the impending exit of Craig Ferguson, host of The Late Late Show, at year’s end, CBS has a unique opportunity to reshape its latenight lineup.