'Ben and Kate' & 'The Mindy Project' Get Full Season Orders

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October 8th, 2012

via press release:






FOX has picked up six additional episodes of BEN AND KATE and nine additional episodes of THE MINDY PROJECT, bringing both new Tuesday night comedies to full-season orders, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.


“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,” said Reilly.


In tomorrow’s all-new episode of BEN AND KATE, “The Fox Hunt,” airing Tuesday, Oct. 9, (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, BEN (Nat Faxon) and KATE (Dakota Johnson) discover an unopened envelope from 15 years ago that contains the yearly scavenger hunt their dad used to organize for them when they were kids. The find prompts them to complete the unfinished hunt, with BJ (Lucy Punch), TOMMY (Echo Kellum) and MADDIE’s (Maggie Elizabeth Jones) help, but raises old issues of sibling rivalry. Meanwhile, the scavenger hunt takes an unexpected detour when BJ enlists Kate to help get her belongings back from an old fling.


In the all-new “In The Club” episode of THE MINDY PROJECT airing Tuesday, Oct. 9 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), SHAUNA (Amanda Setton) takes the office to the hottest nightclub in town, where MINDY (Mindy Kaling) meets an unlikely suitor (guest star Tommy Dewey) who works as a lawyer for the New York Knicks. Meanwhile, DANNY (Chris Messina) hits the dance floor, JEREMY (Ed Weeks) hits on a bride-to-be, and MORGAN (guest star Ike Barinholtz) unexpectedly makes some extra cash as the club’s bathroom attendant. Season to date, THE MINDY PROJECT is the No. 1 new comedy among Adults 18-34.


From writer/executive producer Dana Fox (NEW GIRL, “What Happens in Vegas”) and executive producer/director Jake Kasdan (NEW GIRL, “Bad Teacher”), BEN AND KATE follows a pair of odd-couple siblings – one, an overly responsible single mom; the other, an exuberant dreamer – and their friends as they push each other out of their comfort zones and into real life.


BEN AND KATE is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Chernin Entertainment. The series is created and written by Dana Fox. The series is executive-produced by Fox, Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope and Jake Kasdan. “Like” BEN AND KATE on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BenandKate. Follow the series on Twitter @BenandKateFOX and join the discussion at #benandkate.


Created and written by Mindy Kaling (“The Office”), THE MINDY PROJECT stars Kaling as a skilled OB/GYN trying to balance both her personal and professional life.


THE MINDY PROJECT is produced by 3 Arts Entertainment in association with Universal Television. The series is created and written by Mindy Kaling. Kaling, Howard Klein (“The Office,” “Parks and Recreation”), Matt Warburton (THE SIMPSONS) and Michael Spillman (“Modern Family”) are executive producers. “Like” THE MINDY PROJECT on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheMindyProject. Follow the series on Twitter @MindyProjectFOX and join the discussion at #themindyproject.




  • James

    Seems they don’t have particularly high expectations from their comedies. Looks good for a full season order for Raising Hope (which will make Season 4 a certainty).

  • Rebecca

    Nice! Two shows I like.

  • Jared

    Loving The Mindy Project. Happy to see FOX give it a full season pickup. I’ll definitely continue to watch.

  • danny94

    I guess this shows what a sorry state FOX is in….

  • Don Juan

    I enjoy both these shows. good for them!

  • SJ

    Wow, big mistake. BIG mistake. They should regret this one by Wednesday morning.

  • rob60990

    lmao, wtf? both are already under a 2.0.

  • SVU:


    With Mob Doctor flopping and everythibg else down, what else do they have to lose. i just hope The Goowdwin Games doesn’t get thrown to the wolves when it premiers.

  • Moretta

    Talk about a swine rolling in the mile. Fox is desperate!!

  • John A

    These flops get more episodes? What a disaster Fox is becoming.

  • DW

    fox must know something we dont.

  • iggy

    These are the only new broadcast shows I like. Arrow has a shot, though.

  • Data

    Does FOX have any other comedies besides Goodwin Games in store for mid-season? I like both, Mindy Project and Ben & Kate, so I’m not complaining, but the low ratings do worry me, too.


    Fox is soo Screwed!!!!

  • Mike

    I am shocked about Mindy Project, the show isn’t funny at all. FOX must have low standards.

    The sad thing is Mob Doctor is a good show but it isn’t finding an audience.

  • KarenM


  • George

    I’m guessing this means FOX is giving up on “Goodwin Games” before it even airs. They’ll probably burn it off when these shows are airing repeats.

  • MattM

    Yay. I was scared for Ben and Kate and hopefully Mindy improves. Oh and as Nikki Finke would say, TOLDJA!

  • Sofaslug

    Enjoying mindy a lot… But it’s not side splittingly funny
    I don’t get Ben and Kate AT ALL!

  • Dinaminjo

    When I saw Barney get rid of Quinn so fast (ep 2) I was sure Goodwin was going to replace Ben & Kate asap.

    But I’m guessing by cancelling it they would have to admit Raising Hope is in trouble and they as a whole..

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