The Joke’s on Them: ‘Mindy Project’ Showrunner Tweets Notes From Fox’s ‘Decency Police’

Oct 24, 2013  •  Post A Comment

Matt Warburton, showrunner on Fox’s "The Mindy Project," tweeted notes from the network asking that some substitutions be made, such as "Please substitute for Peter’s ‘balls’ reference," Lisa de Moraes reports on Deadline.com.

"In the Twitter post, he took a photo of the memo and added, ‘"The Mindy Project" is a classy show for grown ups’, like he meant it to sting," de Moraes writes. "And yet, ask someone attached to the show’s production or broadcast why it’s still on the air with the numbers it’s getting these days and you probably ARE going to get an earful of ‘“Mindy" is a very upscale show, with a 142 index in the demo in $100K+ homes, ranking No. 9 among major broadcast network shows in this category, and the highest indexing of any Fox entertainment series.’”

She adds: "Still, you can’t help but feel for Warburton. His series is getting clobbered by NBC’s ‘The Voice’ in its time slot (last season NBC had little-watched comedies ‘Go On’ and ‘The New Normal’ in the second hour of prime time on the night)."

Here’s the note:


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