Hulu is bringing back two fan favorite TV shows: one it previously saved from the Fox trash bin and one of its most promising new drama series.
The Streaming service announced it will renew both the popular comedy "The Mindy Project," for a fifth season, as well as "The Path," starring former "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul, for a second season. The announcements came Wednesday morning during Hulu's upfront presentation.
"The Mindy Project" news is another win for loyal fans of the Mindy Kaling-penned comedy after Hulu previously rescued the series when Fox canceled the show following its third season. Hulu picked up the show, which stars Kaling as a doctor trying to juggle her career and her love life, for a fourth season in May 2015 and began airing the 24-episode season in September 2015. There is no official date yet for the Season 5 premiere, but new episodes are expected in late 2016.
— The Mindy Project (@TheMindyProject) May 4, 2016
There was also good news for another Hulu series Wednesday as "The Path," a critically acclaimed original drama series currently airing on the site, earned a second season renewal. "The Path" stars Paul as a man facing a crisis of faith after living for more than 20 years in an odd religious cult called Meyerism. Hugh Dancy ("Hannibal") also stars as Cal, the cult's ambitious leader, and Michelle Monaghan ("True Detective" Season 1) as Cal's wife Sarah. The series has received overwhelmingly positive reviews since premiering March 30, 2016.
— The Path (@ThePathOnHulu) May 4, 2016
In addition to the renewals, Hulu announced "Casual," the Emmy-nominated original comedy starring Michaela Watkins that was previously renewed for a second season, will return June 7. Hulu will also be producing another election-themed special starring former "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" character Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog (played by Robert Smigel), and will air Ron Howard's Beatles documentary "Eight Days a Week."