Champions will not return for a second season on NBC.
Universal Television, with which "Champions" executive producer Mindy Kaling has an overall contract, is said to be looking for a new home for the show. Kaling also has Universal Television's upcoming "Four Weddings and Funeral" project for Hulu, but there is not a word yet about whether Hulu will step in for "champions" like Kaling's former network comedy "The Mindy Project".
"Champions" revolved around Vince, a spoiled high school baseball star who reluctantly gave up his dreams to take over the family gym in Brooklyn. He lived with his sweet, naive younger brother Matthew and was about to secretly sell the gym and move to Florida when an old high school affair unexpectedly dropped their 1
The series has been struggling from the beginning to find an audience that averaged only 0.5 and 2 million viewers in Live + the same day.
Anders Holm, Fortune Feimster, Andy Favreau, JJ Totah and Mouzam Makkar played in the series. Kaling, who co-created the series with Charlie Grandy, played guest. The executive producers were Grandy, Kaling, Matt Warburton, Howard Klein and Michael Spiller, directed by Spiller. "Champions" was produced by Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, Charlie Grandy Productions, Inc. and Kaling International.
NBC recorded the new comedies "I Feel Bad" and "Abby's" and rekindled Fox's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" for the 2018-19 television season. "I Feel Bad" will start in the fall, the other two will play in the mid season, and NBC also recorded the new dramas "Manifesto" and "New Amsterdam" for Fall 2018 and "The Enemy Within", "The Village" and "The In Between" the mid season on.