FOX has become the latest network to give additional episodes to its new fallÂ shows. Getting the extension were The Mindy Project and Ben & Kate, the newest members of the FOX Tuesday comedy bloc. The former,Â starring The Office’s Mindy Kaling, has been given a full back-nine order, bringing its episode count thisÂ season to 22, while the latter receivedÂ six additional episodes, making its firstÂ season 19 episodes in total.
On the next episode of Ben & Kate, theÂ siblings find an envelope from 15 years ago containing the yearlyÂ scavenger hunt that their dad used to put on. The two enlist BJ, Tommy, and Maddie to help them finish the half-completed hunt, but itÂ soon turns from a fun exercise in nostalgia to a full-on competitive venture. Who will come out on top?
On the next episode of The Mindy Project, Mindy meets a guy at a club while out withÂ Shauna, while Danny busts a move, Jeremy puts the moves onÂ somebody heÂ shouldn’t, and Morgan makes an unexpected career move that could bring inÂ some much needed extra cash. Will the latest guy to come into Mindy’s orbit be worth her time, or will it be another dating dead end?
FOX follows NBC in picking up freshmanÂ shows thisÂ season, as the Peacock has already given Revolution, Go On, and The New Normal fullÂ season orders. ABC and CBS have yet to issue any pick-ups, while The CW has yet to premiere any of its three new fallÂ shows.
Ben & Kate airs Tuesdays at 8:30 on FOX, while The Mindy Project closing the night at 9:30. You can head to the TVOvermind FOX discussion forum here.
Are you watching The Mindy Project and/or Ben & Kate thisÂ season? How well do they fit in with Raising Hope and New Girl in the Tuesday line-up?Â Where would you like toÂ see each go, in terms ofÂ story, now that they have the extra episodes to play with?