SVOD partner Netflix will continue to run the series internationally, but pick up the family comedy for a second season.
Champions will not cross the line at NBC
The network has decided to cancel the comedy after a season by writer and producer Mindy Kaling. Sources report that SVOD partner Netflix has taken over the family comedy for a second season, but will continue the program internationally after the streaming debut on June 12. The producers Universal Television, where Kaling is under an overall contract, are said to be in discussions to find a new home for Champions . It is unclear whether Hulu, who has rights to the comedy with Anders Holm in the season, is one of the destinations discussed for the series. Hulu rescued the The Mindy Project produced by Universal TV after Fox's
Champions revolved around Vince (Holm), a charismatic and ambitious gym owner, with his younger brother Matthew (Andy Favreau), a great idiot. Their simple lives of women and workouts are interrupted when Vince's young son, Priya (Kaling, who returned home), was dropped off at his doorstep, one of his old high school shots.
Kaling wrote the pilot alongside The Mindy Project collaborator Charlie Grandy. The single-camera comedy by Kaling Production Company, as well as 3 Arts Entertainment.
Champions, which premiered in March and wound up in May, is among the comedies that have struggled as part of NBC's Thursday night comedy block. Of them, Champions was perhaps the worst. Even with live plus 7-day lifts, he was only able to reach a value of 0.7 for adults between 1
NBC's 2018-19 Comedy Lineup Comprises Returning Series The Good Place Superstore AP Bio and Will & Grace and New Arrivals Abby's I Feel Bath and Brooklyn Nine-Nine . It is noteworthy that the producers Universal Television were the driving force in moving from Brooklyn Nine-Nine to NBC after Fox's * surprising cancellation
In this season, several broadcast shows have switched to to find life after the rejection ax. Including: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox to NBC), Lucifer (Fox to Netflix), and possibly Designated Survivor seeking a new life at Netflix after he got the hook on ABC.
Meanwhile, NBC has not yet made a decision on the future of comedies Marlon and Trial & Error The former bowed June 14 and the latter returns in July.