FOX fans, your time is at hand! While some renewals are more surprising than others, FOX has officially granted a second season to Andy Samberg's Golden Globe-winning 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' along with thirds for Kevin Bacon serial killer drama 'The Following' and Mindy Kaling's critically-adored 'The Mindy Project,' and a fourth season for Zooey Deschanel's ever-quirky 'New Girl.'
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Though we still have a month or so of programming left, FOX has already begun making some major changes in its midseason lineup that may bode ill for previously safe offerings. 'Glee' in particular will move out of its Thursday slot back to Tuesdays, while oft-maligned Seth MacFarlane comedy 'Dads' will undergo a hiatus in 2014, alongside new episodes of 'The Mindy Project.'
FOX has officially joined the ranks of broadcast networks to release their fall 2013-2014 premiere schedule, leaving ABC the lone holdout. Among the bigger changes on deck for the network, 'The X-Factor' will debut over two nights with a solid four hours, while 'Bones' moves to Fridays in November, and the much buzzed-about '24' revival '24: Live Another Day' has a semi-official premiere date set for May 2014.
The FOX network hasn't had many breakout success in the 2012-2013 season, perhaps apart from the continual buzz of 'The Following,' but they're still nowhere near as stagnant as NBC. Accordingly, not much about FOX's weekday lineup will change going into the 2013-2014 season, as the network has offiically given renewal orders to 'The Following,' 'New Girl,' 'Raising Hope' and 'The Mindy Project.' Find out what FOX has to say of its big news inside!
Despite his prolific movie career, Judd Apatow favorite Seth Rogen has been making the rounds of TV lately, years after his starring turns in 'Freaks and Geeks' and 'Undeclared.' Most recently we saw Rogen reprise his role as "Dirty Randy" in the final episodes of 'The League's most recent season, and now it seems Rogen will be keeping it in the FOX family by guesting on an upcoming episode of 'The Mindy Project!' Find out about Seth Rogen's FOX return inside!
Admittedly, we haven't paid much attention to 'The Office' alum Mindy Kaling's solo FOX sitcom 'The Mindy Project,' mostly only when former 'Office' co-stars drop by. The latest of which was Kaling's "Subtle Sexuality" partner Ellie Kemper, but now Kaling's most frequent 'Office' compatriot B.J. Novak has signed on for an appearance! Will Ryan and Kelly have a secret reunion? Find out Novak's 'The Mindy Project' role inside!
With 'The Office' coming to a close this year and practically hemorrhaging cast members, former castmate-turned 'The Mindy Project' star Mindy Kaling is in prime position to scoop them up. Not only does series boast occasional appearances from 'Office' vet Ed Helms, but now Helms' on-screen love and fellow 'Office' star Ellie Kemper will pay a visit as well! Guesting in the series' Christmas episode, who might the 'Bridesmaids' star play when 'The Mindy Project holds an office party?
It's good news for the ladies and moderately troubling news for the men, as FOX has extended an impressive amount of faith in its freshman comedy 'The Mindy Project, while ABC seems hesitant to get too deep in the water with either naval drama 'Last Resort,' or sexy supernatural thriller '666 Park Avenue.' All three have recieved additional orders from their respective networks, but who has reason to be worried about their first seasons?
It may seem like Mindy Kaling left 'The Office' at a crucial juncture heading into its ninth, and final season, but don't feel to bad for the current 'Mindy Project' star. Following only two episodes, FOX has decided to see exactly where the 'Project' is going by ordering additional episodes for its first season. The same goes for fellow Tuesday comedy 'Ben & Kate,' though with a different kind of renewal. Get the scoop on both shows and FOX's orders inside!
While it seems these days that more and more networks are deferring to the easy accessibility of a three-camera sitcom, we're happy to see that FOX is largely keeping the single-camera alive. Sure, that attitude would have been great a few years ago, so we didn't have to spent 7 years waiting for new 'Arrested Development,' but we digress. So to make up for it, how would you like to see 'The Mindy Project' or 'Ben and Kate' early?