Cable nets VH1 and Freeform have acquired the first five seasons of sitcom “The Mindy Project” from Universal Television. VH1 and Freeform will begin airing repeats beginning on a date to be determined in October. Hulu will retain in-season broadcast rights to the multi-camera comedy with VH1 and Freeform set to air those episodes one year after they debut. Episodes from the first four seasons will also be available on VH1 and Freeform’s apps.
“Freeform rebranded nine months ago and continues to grow as a place for young adult entertainment. Part of this growth is our increase in providing incredible quality content and ‘The Mindy Project’ is a perfect addition,” said Tom Ascheim, President Freeform. “Mindy is a blend of energy and possibility, she is the voice of our audience. Her bold, strong, confident and funny take on everything from her career to dating and dressing belong on Freeform.”
“We are pleased that VH1 and Freeform recognize the value of ‘The Mindy Project’ for their viewers,” stated Frances Manfredi, President, NBCUniversal Television and New Media Distribution. “VH1 and Freeform are great partners and ‘The Mindy Project’ will be a great addition to their strong programming.”
Debuting on Sept. 25, 2012, “The Mindy Project” aired for three initial low-rated seasons on Fox, and was picked-up for two additional seasons by Hulu after being canceled. The series follows a skilled OB/GYN (Mindy Kaling) navigating the tricky waters of both her personal and professional life. From 3 Arts Entertainment in association with Universal Television, “The Mindy Project” is executive produced by Kaling, Howard Klein, Matt Warburton, Charlie Grandy and Michael Spiller.