Mindy Kaling’s family comedy, Champions, is reportedly searching for a new network.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has decided to cancel the show after just one season. The show had merely a “0.7 rating among adults ages 18-49 and 2.4 million viewers over a 10-episode run.” A TV Guide article said that the cancellation did not come as a surprise considering that Champions was the network’s “lowest-performing show of the season.”
Champions premiered on Thursday, March 8.The show tells the story of Vince and his brother Matthew who own a gym called Champions in Brooklyn. Vince’s life is turned upside down when his former flame Priya (played by Mindy Kaling) tells him he has a teenage son named Michael. Michael, who EW Weekly described as “openly gay and theatre obsessed” comes to live with his father so that he can attend a prestigious performing arts school.
Several news outlets are now reporting that Mindy Kaling’s show is searching for a new network or streaming platform to pick up the show for a second season. The Hollywood Reporter has stated that according to sources Netflix will not be the platform that keeps the comedy alive. Netflix will, however, continue to stream the first season of the show. TV Guide believes “the next step” is to “shop” the show to Hulu. Both outlets note that Hulu has a history of saving canceled shows, like Mindy Kaling’s The Mindy Project. However, both say it is unclear whether Hulu will pick up Champions for a second season.
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