TV News: Mindy, Starz, Scandal, Humans, Queens

The Mindy Project
Hulu has officially revived former FOX comedy “The Mindy Project” for a super-sized fourth season of twenty-six episodes. The order is the comedy’s highest episode count yet and brings the series within numbers required for syndication. A premiere date has not yet been announced.

The news comes a week after the beloved but low-rated comedy starring Mindy Kaling was cancelled at Fox but talks were underway with the streaming service for a potential revival. [Source: The Live Feed]

Starz
Starz has announced a Saturday August 22nd premiere date for both Seth MacFarlane’s new live-action comedy series “Blunt Talk” and the second season of “Survivor’s Remorse”. Both shows will score ten episodes each. [Source: Deadline]

Scandal
Portia de Rossi has been promoted to a series regular on the ABC political soap “Scandal” after joining this year for a story arc.

In the series, De Rossi plays Elizabeth ‘Lizzie Bear’ North, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee and recently served as campaign manager for first lady Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young) and her now-successful senatorial campaign. [Source: The Live Feed]

Humans
AMC has announced a June 28th premiere date for eight-part drama series “Humans” from Channel 4 and Kudos. The series will be paired with “Halt and Catch Fire” for the final four weeks of that show’s second season run.

Set in suburban London, the story is in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synth – a highly developed, artificially intelligent servant eerily similar to its living counterpart. [Source: Variety]

Scream Queens
Fox has unveiled a new 30-second trailer for its upcoming comedy horror anthology series “Scream Queens”. Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas star in the series which revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders.