Netflix better watch out because the binge watching habits are following Mindy Kaling to Hulu. Just recently, Fox announced that “The Mindy Project” would not be renewed for another season on the network channel. Watching television online has become a common pastime, and fans of the project can turn off their plasma screens and flip open their MacBooks.

 

The streaming service will release 26 humor-filled episodes, but the countdown to its official premiere will have to wait until a date has been announced. Show creator and star, Mindy Kaling, said that she is “thrilled that ‘The Mindy Project’ has found a new home on Hulu, where so many fans are already watching the show…It’s such an exciting place to be.”

 

With the ability of some televisions to link to a home’s wireless network, the act of literally watching television is not lost. This accessibility is a spoiling luxury, to say the least, but opens the door for new venues to watch a favored TV series. “The Mindy Project” is not the only show that has been granted a second life on the Internet. Popular shows such as “Arrested Development” and “Community” were saved from their network chopping blocks, as well.

 

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While many series are shared between the two services, the most up to date episodes are available on Hulu. (heavy.com)

Hulu’s decision not only expands their market to targeted audiences, but also makes a new commodity out of the ability to watch anything at the press of a button. Netflix original shows “Orange is the New Black” and “House of Cards” increase the service’s ratings, and now Hulu is in competition with “The Mindy Project” available from beginning to end.

 

It must be true what people say: anything can be found on the Internet. If things keep at this rate, maybe there will no longer be a need for cable channels. Thank goodness for sports, awards ceremonies, the occasional presidential address, and for those who are still inclined to watch events in real time.

 

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