'Mindy Project' Gets Hulu Premiere Date, Mindy Kaling Is 'Grateful'
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Ike Barinholtz jokes the new season of the show, which moved to Hulu after axed by FOX, will have 'full penetrative sex to open and close each episode.'

AceShowbiz - Season 4 of "The Mindy Project" will premiere on Hulu on September 15. The new season will have 26 episodes which will be shared weekly instead of dumping full seasons at once like Netflix. Mindy Kaling joined executive producer Matt Warburton, producer/co-star Ike Barinholtz and the rest of the cast during Hulu's panel day on the Television Critics Association's press tour to assure critics that most of the show will remain exactly as FOX left it.

The fourth season will see the impending birth of Mindy's baby and the introduction of her parents. When asked what changes could be expected, Ike joked that the new season would have "full penetrative sex to open and close each episode." He added, "Our demo is like, Stephen Colbert's daughter. Young women that are going to rule the country one day. And I think if we really change the show too much and made it more risque and put it more on a tilt towards stuff you might find on HBO or Showtime, we would maybe turn off some of our core viewers."

According to Ike, the show would also have "a scene that ends with Mindy [saying] 'God damn it.' "

Mindy said of her character's transformation to become a mother, "We always say that the character can only change five percent at the time. Certain things like motherhood will bring out aspects of her personality [like] that maternal instinct, which we've not seen before. Maybe this is a little cynical, but we feel like people don't change...she has a kid now, and Mindy's behavior is, my kid should be a model, my kid should be a child actor. Her personality, it's been really fun to see how it transforms when she has a kid."

Mindy was visibly touched by the fact that Hulu saved "Mindy Project" after it was axed by FOX. She shared, "I feel personally...I wasn't ready to say goodbye to the show, and I'm so grateful. I'm such an ambitious person and I am so grateful to Hulu for giving us this opportunity, and I just want to make the show better than it's ever been, and we had the opportunity and I think it is. Twenty six episodes is more than I've done on any series I've ever been on. It went from being, 'We're never going to do the show again' to 'We're going to do more work than we ever have.' "

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