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Hulu Sets Fall Premiere Dates for The Mindy Project, Hugh Laurie's New Series and More

Mark your calendars!

Kaitlin Thomas

Don't say Hulu never did anything nice for you. On Friday, the streaming service announced its fall premiere schedule, revealing a return date for The Mindy Project and premiere dates for several new projects, including Ron Howard's Beatles-centric film and Hugh Laurie's new drama Chance.

The Mindy Project will return for its 16-episode fifth season on Tuesday, Oct. 4, which means you have plenty of time to craft your thinkpiece about why Chris Messina should return as a series regular.

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Ron Howard's film The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years, which covers the band from 1962 through 1966, is set to debut Saturday, Sept. 17. The film will explore how the band came together and follow their remarkable journey from the early days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.

On Wednesday, Oct. 19, Hulu will debut Hugh Laurie's new drama Chance, based on the novel of the same name by Kem Nunn. Created and executive produced by Alexandra Cunningham and Nunn, the series is a psychological thriller following Dr. Eldon Chance (Laurie), a forensic neuropsychiatrist who's pulled into a dangerous situation centered around a patient, who may or may not have multiple personality disorder, and her abusive spouse. The series also stars Gretchen Mol, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Paul Adelstein, Ethan Suplee and Stefania LaVie Owen.

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Hulu has also announced a new premiere date for Shut Eye. Starring Burn Notice alum Jeffrey Donovan, the series follows a professional scammer (Donovan) who runs a fortune-telling chain for a powerful family in Los Angeles. He begins seeing and feeling "some very real and fundamental" truths after a blow to the head. The series now debuts Wednesday, Dec. 7. KaDee Strickland, Isabella Rossellini, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Susan Misner, Angus Sampson and David Zayas also star.

Hulu also set a tentative premiere date of October for new series Freakish, about a town destroyed by a chemical explosion and the survivors who must carry on and face the infected residents.