Saturday, May 13, 2017

NBC Gives Series Order to Comedy 'Champions'

NBC continues to make news today by giving a series order to single camera comedy Champions created by Charlie Grandy and Mindy Kaling.

The comedy centers on Vince, a charismatic gym owner with no ambition who lives with his younger brother Michael, a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when Vince's teenage son is dropped off on their doorstep by Priya, one of his old high school flings.

The cast includes Anders Holm, Andy Favreau, JJ Totah, Mouzam Makkar and Nina Wadia. Mindy Kaling will also recur throughout the first season.

Grandy and Kaling wrote the pilot, which was directed by Michael Spiller. They executive produce with Howard Klein. Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment and Kaling International produce.