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Fox’s ‘The Mindy Project’ and ‘Ben and Kate’ Score Big

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Mindy Kaling in 'The Mindy Project'

Two of Fox’s freshman sitcoms have just gotten the green light. The network has ordered nine more episodes of “The Mindy Project” and six more of “Ben and Kate.”

In a statement released by Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly, he explained, “‘Ben and Kate’ and ‘The Mindy Project’ have everything we want to stand for in comedy — smart writing, hugely appealing casts and comedy that feels contemporary and real — which is why we’re confident they will continue to build on what is already an appointment comedy night for young, influential audiences on Tuesdays.”

According to Fox, the Mindy Kaling starring show is the No. 1 new comedy among adults 18 to 34. This is big news for Fox and even bigger news for Kaling, who chose to leave her comfy role on NBC’s “The Office” in pursuit of her own endeavor.

Both shows air Tuesday nights on Fox.

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