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The Hollywood Reporter Names the 50 Power Showrunners of 2013

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    Comedy
    Mindy Kaling
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    Mindy Kaling and Jack Burditt
    The Mindy Project (Fox)

    Last season’s only surviving new comedy on Fox has charm to spare, and that’s largely because of Kaling’s everygirl appeal as both the lead actress and creator of the workplace comedy (think of her as broadcast TV’s Lena Dunham).

    Following a creative reboot in season one, the series has turned into a sturdy companion for New Girl on Tuesdays and has been bolstered by the 34-year-old Kaling’s pop-culture base (she has nearly 2.6 million followers on Twitter) as well as Burditt’s six years spent producing 30 Rock. The series is a solid example of Universal’s willingness to sell — successfully — outside of NBC.

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