It's official: The Mindy Project has been picked up by Hulu. The series, which stars its creator Mindy Kaling, was cancelled by Fox earlier this month but its short term future is secure with Hulu. The online streaming service has ordered 26 episodes of the show and, as The Mindy Project is already a Hulu streaming exclusive, the entire series will be available for subscribers.

The Mindy ProjectMindy Kaling is "thrilled" with Hulu's decision to pick up The Mindy Project.

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"I am thrilled The Mindy Project has found a new home on Hulu, where so many of our fans are already watching the show," Kaling said in a statement, as Wired reports. "It's such an exciting place to be."

Fox announced the cancellation of The Mindy Project earlier this month but, within days of the announcement, rumours about its revival had already started to circulate. Kaling was also responsible for fuelling further speculation when she posted an Instagram video in which she winked at the camera and referenced The Mindy Project in her caption. 

Fox's decision to cancel the show was largely due to The Mindy Project's relatively small audience. However, streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon have recognised the potential in shows with small but devoted followings in recent years. The Mindy Project joins a host of shows this year alone which are being picked up by streaming services. Netflix, following the success of their Arrested Development revival in 2013, has ordered episodes of A&E's Longmire and AMC's The Killing. Yahoo has picked up NBC's Community

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