Mindy's back! When your favorite TV rom-com The Mindy Project returns to your screen on Tuesday, Sept. 15, the only difference between the show you know and loved on Fox and the one you'll continue to adore on Hulu is the way in which you'll watch it.
"I think people will be amazed that it's the same show," executive producer Matt Warburton tells E! News about the changes between the old Mindy and the streaming Mindy. Basically, you just might get more minutes in each installment—but not too many more. "I think we're being pretty disciplined about not letting the episodes get too long. We're still breaking them with act breaks in mind."
Content-wise, it's still the same. "I feel like there's stuff that Fox once or twice would've said, 'Ew, yuck,' and Hulu is like, 'Go for it.' Those moments are really fun," Warburton explains. "In general, they're the best. They're so supportive and great. They saved the show, obviously, and we're still on a honeymoon."
The season four premiere picks up immediately after the end of the season three finale, with Danny Castellano (Chris Messina) on the doorstep of Mindy Lahiri's (Mindy Kaling) parents' apartment in India, and things will move quickly from there. (Well, after a super-fun Sliding Doors moment with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Mindy's alternate-universe dream husband. Danny's storyline takes place IRL, however.)
"At the end of last season, we ended with the characters at such odds with each other, and then this huge move where Danny went to India," Mindy Kaling tells us. "We talked about what would happen [in the premiere] and we knew we'd have extra time because we're on Hulu—which is such a gift, the episode is 27 minutes long—and I think we just don't want things to happen to Mindy on a predictable schedule. And they haven't."
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Yes, that means you might be seeing little baby Lahiri-Castellano sooner than you think. "She can't have a great job, a great boyfriend, have these awesome clothes, and just get everything she wants in a normal time frame, otherwise you'd be like, 'I hate her. She has too happy of a life,'" teases Kaling. "So we try to throw her off as much as we can."
The Mindy Project season four premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 15 on Hulu.