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'The Mindy Project' out at Fox, but in at Hulu?

Fox has brought down the curtain after three seasons on "The Mindy Project," the romantic sitcom created by and starring Mindy Kaling. But despite the cancellation, don't count the series out just yet.

Universal Television, which produces the series, has been in talks with Hulu to air the show, possibly for more than one season, sources said.

"The Mindy Project" starred Kaling as a romance-challenged obstetrician/gynecologist who is obsessed with romantic comedies and popular culture. After a series of failed relationships, she became seriously involved in the third season with colleague Danny Castellano (Chris Messina).

While the show had a core loyal following, "The Mindy Project" often performed modestly,  particularly in the third season. It has averaged fewer than 3 million viewers and had long been considered on the bubble for renewal.

Discussing the season finale, which ended with unresolved issues between Kaling's and Messina's characters, Kaling said she didn't approach the episode...

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Thursday's TV Highlights: 'The Odd Couple' on CBS

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The Big Bang Theory Leonard and Penny (Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) are still undecided on when they'll get married, but detail-obsessed Sheldon (Jim Parsons) insists that they pick a date. Mayim Bialik, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar and Melissa Rauch also star in the season finale. 8 p.m. CBS

The Vampire Diaries Alaric and Jo (Matt Davis, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) finally head to the altar in this new episode. Nina Dobrev, Kat Graham and Paul Wesley also star and Annie Wersching guest stars. 8 p.m. KTLA

Bones In the first of two new episodes, a private-school student's murder is linked to bullying, which brings back uncomfortable memories for Brennan (Emily Deschanel). Then, a suspected serial killer's (Gabriel Salvador) imminent execution prompts questions about the man's guilt. Linda Lavin guest stars. 8...

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CW gives 'iZombie' a second season

The adventures of mystery-solving, brain-eating zombie Olivia "Liv" Moore will continue for another year, since the CW has renewed "iZombie" for a second season.

Based on the DC/Vertigo comic-book series, "iZombie," the freshman series was adapted for the screen by "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas. And fans of that beloved show have taken note of the similarities between that and this new mystery solver, played by Rose McIver.

The series premiered in March to positive reviews and an average audience of under 2 million. While that's not as big as CW's other comic-book-based series, it has the potential to grow its audience as time goes on, much the way "Veronica Mars" went from a canceled series to a feature film.

DC Comics have been a great source of material for CW, with both "Arrow" and "The Flash" being breakout hits. The channel is also developing a third superhero series spinning off from "Arrow" and "Flash."

The renewal of "iZombie" marks the ninth CW series picked up for the new...

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Emmy Contenders: Join Louis Gossett Jr. of 'Book of Negroes' on Thursday

Lou Gossett Jr. will be stopping by the Los Angeles Times' studio on Thursday at 11 a.m. Pacific time to discuss "The Book of Negroes," BET's ambitious six-part miniseries that follows a West African woman's long search for freedom after she is sold into slavery around the time of the American Revolution.

Gossett memorably plays Daddy Moses, a blind Methodist preacher who is introduced in the series' fifth episode and immediately makes a big impression. The character is based on Moses Wilkinson, who established the first Methodist church in Settler Town, Sierra Leone.

Reviewing the miniseries in February, L.A. Times television critic Robert Lloyd praised it for its ability to "catch the ordinariness even in the awfulness -- the creepy dailiness of the business of slavery, and the capability of those who profit from it to regard themselves as just and even tender people."

Gossett, who memorably played Fiddler in "Roots," believes "The Book of Negroes" to be even better than that celebrated...

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CBS orders 'Supergirl' series with Calista Flockhart and Melissa Benoist

"Supergirl" is landing at CBS.

The network has ordered a series for next season about the DC Comics superhero who was originally conceived in 1959 as a female counterpart for Superman, according to a source close to the situation. CBS did not comment.

This time, Kara Zor-El, the Kryptonian whose powers make her Supergirl on Earth, will be played by Melissa Benoist.

Calista Flockhart, the former star of "Ally McBeal," will play Kara's boss, a powerful media mogul. The executive producer is Greg Berlanti, who earlier worked on "Arrow" and "The Flash" for the CW, CBS' sister network.

"Supergirl" was one of CBS' most-anticipated pilots this spring, although flying into comic book territory marks a programming shift for the No. 1 ranked network. Its drama lineup has for years depended heavily on crime procedurals such as the "NCIS" franchise.

"Supergirl" was made into a 1984 film starring Helen Slater. More recently, the character of Kara appeared as part of the CW's young-Superman franchise...

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Al Jazeera America replaces chief as turmoil hits newsroom

Al Jazeera America reports on the news -- and with its recent management problems, it also makes it.

The upstart cable channel Wednesday announced the exit of its controversial interim chief, Ehad Alshihabi, who had the job of launching the U.S. branch of the news outlet in 2013.

Al Anstey, a TV news veteran who has worked for the Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera since 2005, will take over immediately as chief executive, the network said.

"There are human stories across the United States that need to be told," Anstey wrote in a statement. "Stories that inspire, enlighten and inform."

Alshihabi, a former management consultant, had come in for heavy criticism recently as a series of high-profile departures plagued Al Jazeera America, including the exit of its senior executive responsible for newsgathering.

story this week in the New York Times depicted a newsroom in turmoil, with staffers accusing managers of vindictive tactics.  According to the story, Alshihabi locked horns with Ali...

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