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Mindy Kaling's Champions Canceled by NBC

Could it live on at Hulu?

Lindsay MacDonald

Champions isn't all that victorious after all.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has canceled the freshman series from writer and executive producer Mindy Kaling after just one season. Additionally, an offer for Netflix to pick the show up for a second season was discussed and turned down, though the streaming service will still carry the first season of the show internationally.

Champions tells the story of a Brooklyn gym owner named Vince (Anders Holm), who lives the simple life with his beefcake brother, Matthew (Andy Favreau), until he finds out that he's got a teenage son when his former flame drops the kid on Vince's doorstep one day. Unfortunately, it was NBC's lowest performing show of the season, which is why this cancellation doesn't come as a huge surprise.

The next step is obviously to shop it to Hulu, which also has a history of saving shows, especially where Mindy Kaling is concerned. When her comedy,The Mindy Project was dropped by Fox after its third season, Hulu came to its rescue, picking it up for a fourth, fifth and sixth season before the show came to a close. While Hulu has the in-season streaming rights for Champions, there's no word on whether it could live on to a Season 2 there.

Anders Holm, Mindy Kaling; Champions

Anders Holm, Mindy Kaling; Champions

Jordin Althaus/NBC