Hulu is expanding its original programming, including the next season of “The Mindy Project,” starring Mindy Kaling. Credit John P. Fleenor/FOX

Hulu announced on Wednesday that it was starting a commercial-free version of its streaming service, costing $12 a month, in its latest effort to enhance its offerings and become a stronger rival to Netflix and Amazon.

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