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Mindy Kaling Gives 'The Mindy Project' Fans Hope With Winky Instagram Post


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The Mindy Project has been cancelled by Fox but Mindy Kaling has given fans of the show hope by posting a cryptic video on Instagram. The 35-year-old comic actress posted the video on Thursday (7th May), a day after the news of the cancellation broke. 

Mindy KalingMindy Kaling has teased The Mindy Project fans on Instagram following the news of the show's cancellation.

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Could 'The Mindy Project' Be Headed To Hulu After Fox Cancellation


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Fans of ‘The Mindy Project’ are understandably heartbroken over news of the series' cancellation by Fox, but things might not be over for the comedy yet. According to reports, the sitcom might soon be thrown a lifeline by Hulu and could continue on the platform for at least two more seasons.

Mindy KalingMindy Kaling writes and stars in ‘The Mindy Project’.

Word of ‘The Mindy Project’s’ cancellation was first reported on Wednesday by Entertainment Weekly, who learnt that Fox wouldn't be renewing the series for a fourth season. Ratings for the comedy, which ended its third season in March, were said to have been steadily dropping, at one pointing averaging just 2.1 million viewers.

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Fox Renews 'The Simpsons' For Two More Seasons


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The Simpsons, everyone's favourite dysfunctional family, won't be leaving our screens any time soon. The hit animated series has been renewed for another two seasons. Fox announced the news on Monday (4th May). 

The SimpsonsThe Simpsons has been renewed for two seasons.

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Is Fox Planning To Do The Time Warp With 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Remake?


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It looks like Rocky Horror Picture Show is headed to the small screen! Yes according to reports, Fox is said to be prepping a two hour remake of the cult classic musical, to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

Richard O'BrienRocky Horror Picture Show creator Richard O’Brien.

Deadline reports that the taped event special is in development with a cast-contingent order and will be executive produced by The Jackal Group’s Gail Berman.

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NBC Orders 13 New Episodes Of 90s Comedy 'Coach', Starring Craig T. Nelson


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The sitcom Coach, starring Craig T. Nelson, will return to our screens in a brand new series. NBC announced they had picked up the new series, consisting of 13 episodes, on Thursday (26th March). Coach has been off air for the past two decades but Nelson is set to reprise his role in the new series which will air this fall. The original series of Coach aired on ABC for nine seasons between 1989 and 1997.

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Craig T. Nelso stars in Coach.

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Fox Sues Music Company To Keep The Name Of Hit Series 'Empire'


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It looks like Fox is doing everything in its power to make sure their ‘Empire’ is the only one left standing. The network filed a a trademark lawsuit on Monday seeking a declaration that it has every right to use the name ‘Empire’ as the title for its hit series, after a Californian music company demanded it pay $5 million for usage of the name.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter Fox is suing Empire Distribution, Inc, after the company claimed they owned the rights to the names "Empire," "Empire Distribution" and "Empire Recordings”. The company has also claimed ‘trademark dilution by tarnishment’ saying the series features "a label run by a homophobic drug dealer prone to murdering his friends.”

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Fox Orders Pilot For US Remake Of 'Luther' And 'Frankenstein' Series


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Fox has just placed an order for a ‘cast-contingent’ pilot of ‘Luther', a series based on the popular BBC drama starring Idris Elba. But the minds behind the potential series now have the unenviable task of finding someone to fill the shoes of British star Elba, who will be sticking around to executive produce the American project.

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‘Luther’ follows the near-genius homicide detective John Luther, who posses a brilliant mind, which often isn't enough to save him from the dangerous violence of his passions. Neil Cross, who wrote and executive produced the original BBC series, will also pen the US remake.

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Fox Orders Second Season Of 'Empire' After Two Episodes, 'Gotham' & 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Renewed


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Fox has ordered a second season of Empire after airing just two episodes. Comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine and superhero drama Gotham have also been renewed. Fox announced the renewals on Saturday (17th January) at the Television Critics Association press tour in California.

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Terrence Howard stars in Empire.

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How Netflix Nabbed The Rights to Batman Prequel 'Gotham'


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Streaming service Netflix has pulled off a major coup by landing the rights to 'Gotham' - the Batman prequel series yet to air its first season on Fox. In a deal between Netflix and Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution, the streaming service will get exclusive on demand rights for the highly anticipated series, from fall 2015.

Gotham'Gotham' starring Ben McKenzie [L] is headed to Netflix

"Gotham is the most anticipated new series of the fall season and we are thrilled to offer it to our members around the world," said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos in a statement. "The Batman origin story is sure to have massive global appeal so it is fitting that, along with Warner Television, we have created a new model for distributing a show that international and domestic audiences will love."

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So '24' Is Basically Coming Back, on Fox


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Jack Bauer is coming back. Basically. At the 2014 Summer TCA Press Tour on Sunday, Peter Price, chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group was quizzed on whether '24' could return for a new season - and it sounds like pretty good news.

Kiefer SutherlandKeifer Sutherland could return as Jack Bauer [Getty/Anthony Harvey]

Rice said he's "always been a fan" of the show and said he thought the comeback "was fantastic." However, he confirmed that the network hasn't "had a specific conversation about it coming back yet. I'm sure we will in the future. It's a wonderful franchise.

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Fox's 'I Wanna Marry Harry', A Royal Fake Wants A Date, But Is This The Lowest of the Low?


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Poor Prince Harry, he really must be having a hard time getting over his breakup from Cressida Bonas because he’s just turned up on an American dating show entitled, ‘I Wanna Marry Harry’. Hang on, Britain’s fourth in line to the throne, pimping himself out on a reality show? Sounds completely preposterous doesn't it? Well if only the 12 American girls we met on Fox’s ‘I Wanna Marry Harry’ last night thought the same way.

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‘I Wanna Marry Harry’ is a reality dating show made by Fox, where 12 American girls compete for the heart of Matthew Hicks, a red haired English gentleman who kind of, slightly, I guess maybe if you squint, but really not so much, resembles Prince Harry. He never says he is Prince Harry, of course, because well, he isn’t. But he never really says he’s not, leading the girls to put two and two together, get five and think they’re competing for a date with a real Prince.

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Fox Overhauls Schedule, Batman Origins Show 'Gotham' Set For Monday


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Fox has announced its fall 2014 schedule, with the DC Comics prequel series Gotham starring Ben McKenzie pencilled in for Mondays at 8pm. The show leads into the hugely successful Sleepy Hollow, which hasn't aired a new episode since January.

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The ambitious drama Utopia - based on the hit Dutch show - will air on Tuesdays at 8pm, leading into low rated comedies New Girl and The Mindy Project. On Wednesdays - we've got a new season of Hell's Kitchen for 8pm, leading into the Red Band Soceity, a show executive produced by Steven Spielberg and fronted by Oscar winner Octavia Spencer. 

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Fox Finally Cancels Seth Green's Offensively Bad Sitcom 'Dads'


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Ah, the ruthless machine that is the U.S. television industry. It's ruthless, but it's fun to watch sometimes - especially when the executives get it so, so wrong. This week, Fox cut ties with several series that is desperately hoped would be the next Big Bang Theory, Breaking Bad, etc, etc. 

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In fact, of the network's freshman comedies for 2013-2014, only the excellent Brooklyn Nine-Nine survived the cull. Gone is Enlisted. Gone is Surviving Jack. Gone is Greg Kinnear's Rake. Oh, and it's also good riddance to the relentlessly bad 'Dads', which starred Seth Green and Giovani Ribisi.

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Major Broadcasters Try To Take Aereo Streamer Down


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The Internet TV start-up Aereo is facing what the business’ founder Chaitanya "Chet" Kanojia calls “the end” should the supreme court side with the myriad broadcasting companies accusing him and his company of copyright infringement.

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The Aereo lets people stream and record on the Internet the over-the-air signals of local broadcasters via remotely stored antennas. Then, they can watch said content on loads of different devices, like televisions, tablets, phones or computers.

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Fox Executive Fired For Raising Money for Malaysian Airlines Families


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Fox has fired a veteran executive who used her company email account to ask for donations for loved ones of passengers on the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. Darlene Tipton emailed a woman whose boyfriend was aboard the plane to propose a fundraising effort, though company spokesman Scott Grogin said Mrs Tipton's "conduct and communications" violated company policy. Which is crazy.

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Ms Tipton - who has been confirmed to have left the company - said her hopes to continue her drive for donations for the Malaysian airlines families, soliciting contributions through a fundraising website. She has held numerous senior positions at Fox, including vice-president of standards and practices for the Fox Cable Networks Group.

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