Champions: Season 1 (2018)


Critic Consensus: Champions doesn't quite live up to its creators' comedic reputations, but a charming cast and good-natured approach to sensitive issues make it a worthwhile watch.


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Air date: Mar 8, 2018
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Vince is living every bachelor's dream. He owns the fifth largest gym in Brooklyn, dates an endless string of beautiful women and lives with his dumb, lovable brother Matthew. But Vince's simple life gets complicated fast when his high school fling Priya (Mindy Kaling) unexpectedly drops off their 15-year-old son Michael so he can attend a city school for super-talented kids. How will Vince handle this wildly ambitious and hilariously witty teenager? Well, somehow he'll have to work it out.

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Critic Reviews for Champions Season 1

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (12)

Surprisingly, it's a co-creation of Mindy Kaling and Charlie Grandy, who also worked together on The Office and The Mindy Project. So quite a bit better was expected from the three episodes made available for review.

Mar 8, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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Good-natured, eager to please and not as funny as its pedigree says it should be.

Mar 6, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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Skip it after episode three... Overall, the pilot was not funny, but there were some laugh-out-loud moments that made me see the potential it has to be something funny.

Sep 7, 2018 | Full Review…

In Michael, 'Champions' boasts the rare gay lead character of color on a network TV show...It's a show with a lot of heart and sharp sense of humor.

Jun 7, 2018 | Full Review…

We're hoping Kaling and Grandy get things together faster than they did on The Mindy Project. We don't think NBC is going to give them the same amount of time to figure out what the show is that Fox gave to Mindy.

Apr 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Great gags, fun characters on inclusive sitcom throwback.

Mar 13, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The mix of precociousness and real-kid energy brought to mind Lisa Simpson-with a dose of freewheeling energy that's perfect for a moment at which out queer kids are more visible than ever.

May 30, 2018 | Full Review…

With a little adjustment, "Champions" could be fantastic. The exceptionally diverse cast brings a lot to the table, and the writing is smart and fresh. But right now it's a bit too disjointed to be a complete success.

Mar 9, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Champions is a promising comedy, one that doesn't arrive quite as fully formed as recent NBC gems like The Good Place or Great News, but that offers enough funny moments and bright spots to place it squarely in the good category.

Mar 9, 2018 | Full Review…

It's easy to admire Champions for its low-pressure progressive streak, which starts with its biracial gay teenage leading character and carries through the races, religions and sexual orientations of the other category with a "No big deal" shrug.

Mar 8, 2018 | Full Review…

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