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Topic: The Mindy Project

Mindy Kaling's Funny Fantasies Come True in Nationwide's Super Bowl Spot

What she'd do if she were invisible

Nationwide is charging into its first Super Bowl since 2007, and not with recent frontman Peyton Manning, but with a seemingly less likely spokesperson—Mindy Kaling, the talent behind Fox's sitcom…

Why a Great Second Season Is Often Too Late to Save a Struggling Show

FX had to dynamite The Bridge. Could S.H.I.E.L.D. be next?

Very few TV series emerge fully formed. Most shows take at least a season to figure themselves and their characters out, or to course-correct after a rocky beginning. Often by…

Sweeping Changes in Store at Fox

Tuesday comedy block busted; Animation Domination gets ‘lively’

When the Knights of the Laptop begin to examine the fall broadcast schedule in earnest, expect a deluge of think pieces on how, after a seemingly robust return to form…

‘Game-Changer’ Episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fizzles

Captain America: The Winter Soldier crossover hits a series low

Although Tuesday night’s installment of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was heavily promoted as a tie-in to the newly released theatrical hit Captain America: The Winter Soldier, relatively few viewers were on…

Death by Hiatus: Extended Downtime Is Killing Your Favorite TV Shows

Mindy Project, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. scorched by rocky scheduling

While extended hiatuses may work for the likes of The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad, broadcast TV series that take lengthy breaks or are erratically scheduled increasingly run the risk…

Fox Renews New Girl, The Mindy Project, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Following

Flagging series land another shot while newcomer coasts on charm

Fox late Friday gave fans of its Tuesday night comedies something to cheer about, announcing it has picked up the gloriously goofy, Golden Globe Award-winning ensemble Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a…

Super Bowl Push Doesn’t Boost The Following

Ratings hit a new low despite in-game promo support

The crush of Super Bowl promos Fox aired in support of The Following didn’t appear to give it much of a boost, as Monday night’s installment delivered the lowest ratings…

CBS’ Intelligence Is the Season’s Most-Watched Premiere

Less encouraging results for ABC’s Killer Women

CBS could have a winner on its hands with its first midseason drama launch, while a solid performer in the Tuesday 10 p.m. slot continues to elude ABC. According to Nielsen…

CBS Soars With Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Misfits and weirdos win Tuesday night

There are three certainties to be gleaned from the classic Rankin/Bass holiday special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: 1) Bumbles bounce, 2) Santa’s workshop is a hotbed of discrimination and sexism, and…

Another Ratings Skid for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

ABC drama has fallen 53 percent since its premiere

One of the first series to earn a back-nine order is starting to look like a candidate for cancelation. ABC’s ambitious drama Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Tuesday fell to yet…

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