4:26pm PT by Michael O'Connell
Fox Ups 'The Mindy Project's' First Season Order to 24 Episodes
The Mindy Project is getting an extra-large season.
After news of an X-Factor-induced preemption for its Oct. 23 outing, Fox has ordered an additional two episodes from the freshman comedy. That brings its first season episode count to 24.
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The Mindy Project, created by star Mindy Kaling, has performed solidly for the network, recently pulling a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49. With Live+7 numbers in for premiere week, its opener jumped 29 percent to a 3.0. (It's still dropping from its New Girl lead.)
With another Mindy preemption planned for Nov. 6 election night, the extra order of episodes means that there should be fewer encores later in the year.
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Fellow Tuesday freshman Ben and Kate recently received an order for six additional episodes. The network's only other new series, The Mob Doctor, has yet to receive any additional episodes.