June 29, 2018

It looks like Champions won't be back. It is being reported this afternoon that NBC has cancelled the mid-season comedy after its freshman outing. The move isn't surprising, as the half-hour show was not a particularly strong performer for the network.

The Mindy Kaling-produced series premiered in March but failed to find much of an audience during the course of its 10-episode run. While ratings for its first two weeks showed promise, viewership dipped for its third episode and failed to recover for the rest of the season.

Champions followed a washed-up high school athlete who reluctantly takes over his family's Brooklyn gym rather than pursue his own dreams. Just as he is thinking of selling the gym and moving to Florida, an ex from his high school days surprises him by dropping off their teenage son on his doorstep.