‘Champions’ Canceled After One Season on NBC

Comedy was created by Charlie Grandy and Mindy Kaling

Last Updated: June 29, 2018 @ 5:25 PM

NBC has canceled the Mindy Kaling-produced comedy “Champions” after one season.

The Universal Television-produced comedy, which starred “Workaholics” alum Anders Holm, Andy Favreau and J.J. Totah, will not return for a second season at the network, though producers are said to be exploring options to continue the show elsewhere.

The single-camera comedy, co-created by “The Mindy Project” duo Mindy Kaling and Charlie Grandy, centered on the charismatic but lazy gym owner Vince (Holm), who lives with his younger brother Michael (Favreau), a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when Vince’s teenage son (Totah) is dropped off on their doorstep by his old high school fling, Priya (Kaling).

Following its March premiere, “Champions” struggled to find its footing, averaging a dismal 0.7 rating among adult viewers under 50, marking it as one of the lowest-rated shows the season.

Should the comedy find a new home, it would follow “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Lucifer” and the Syfy drama “The Expanse,” all of which were able to find new distribution after cancellation.


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