Fox demanded Mindy Challenge character be extra of a “man”

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When The Mindy Challenge left Fox for the extra freewheeling shores of Hulu, it didn’t simply get the liberty to place extra intercourse and violence into the present, it was additionally free of the calls for of Fox executives who wished sure, particular issues from the present. As reported by Leisure Weekly, creator/star Mindy Kaling revealed throughout a PaleyFest Fall TV occasion on Friday that Ed Weeks’ character Jeremy has gone via a acutely aware transformation since shifting off of community TV. Within the present’s authentic incarnation, he was form of like Barney Stinson with an accent—a womanizing jerk who is usually nonetheless likable regardless of that. For the reason that Hulu transition, he’s grow to be extra awkward and goofy.

Because it seems, that’s extra in keeping with the unique imaginative and prescient for the character, however Fox despatched down a “direct directive” that the Jeremy character needed to “be a person,” and particularly one who isn’t “dorky round ladies.” After shifting to Hulu, the writers determined to maneuver Weeks’ character extra towards what they initially wished, which appears to go well with Weeks simply nice. “It’s been a pleasure,” he says, including that it’s been extra enjoyable to play Jeremy because the writers have given him “extra vulnerability and form of extra nerdiness.”

The ultimate season of The Mindy Challenge debuts later this week, on September 12.

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