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Seth Meyers’ Adult Girl Scouts Comedy in Development at NBC

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A new comedy script from Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions and Universal TV has been sold to NBC, TheWrap has learned. The series, titled “Woman Scouts,” tells the story of a feminist who drops out of grad school to start an adult Girl Scout troop.

Here’s the official logline: After dropping out of grad school, a feminist pledges to kickstart the lives of a group of women by becoming an adult Girl Scout troop. There’s no limit to what life achievement badge they can conquer together, if they can just figure out the whole sisterhood thing first.

The series is written and co-executive produced by former “Late Night with Seth Meyers” writer Allison Hord. Seth Meyers, Mike Shoemaker and Charlie Grandy executive produce. The comedy comes from Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions and Universal TV.

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NBC Buys Adult Girl Scouts Comedy From Seth Meyers, Charlie Grandy, Allison Hord

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NBC has put in development Woman Scouts, a comedy from former Late Night With Seth Meyers writer Allison Hord, Champions co-creator Charlie Grandy, Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker’s Sethmaker Shoemayers Productions and Universal TV where the company is based.

Written and co-executive produced by Hord, Woman Scouts centers on a feminist who, after dropping out of grad school, pledges to kickstart the lives of a group of women by becoming an adult Girl Scout troop. There’s no limit to what life achievement badge they can conquer together, if they can just figure out the whole sisterhood thing first.

Meyers, Shoemaker and Grandy executive produce for Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions, which co-produces with Universal TV.

Hord served as a staff writer on Late Night with Seth Meyers in 2016-2017. Her other credits include Turkey Shore and Black Swan 2: Epidemic.

Sethmaker Shoemeyers Prods produces A.P. Bio, which is heading
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Champions

Network: NBC. Episodes: 10 (half-hour). Seasons: One. TV show dates: March 8, 2018 — May 25, 2018. Series status: Cancelled. Performers include: Anders Holm, Andy Favreau, J.J. Totah, Fortune Feimster, Ginger Gonzaga, Mouzam Makkar, Yassir Lester, Robert Costanzo, and Mindy Kaling. TV show description: From creators Charlie Grandy and Mindy Kaling, the Champions TV show is a single-camera sitcom. The series centers on Vince (Holm), a former high school baseball star who abandoned his aspirations to run his family's Brooklyn gym. Secretly, Vince has been making arrangements to sell the business and take off for Florida. When his old fling, Priya (Kaling) shows up with their 15-year-old son, Michael (Totah), it upends all his plans. Read
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Champions: Is the NBC TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture Watch Have we got a winner? Has the Champions TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on NBC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Champions, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? An NBC sitcom from creators Charlie Grandy and Mindy Kaling, Champions stars Anders Holm, Andy Favreau, J.J. Totah, Fortune Feimster, Ginger Gonzaga, Mouzam Makkar, Yassir Lester, and Robert Costanzo, with Kaling guest starring. The comedy centers on Vince (Holm), a former high school baseball star who abandoned his aspirations to run his family’s Brooklyn gym and lives above it with his sweet, naïve younger brother, Matthew (Favreau). When
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Champions: Season One Ratings

Once upon a time, the Peacock Network was renowned for its comedy lineup. Although recently, NBC has had achieved some success sitcoms like The Good Place and its revival of Will & Grace, it is still trying to bring back the laughter and its "Must See TV" slogan. The Champions TV show is the network's latest look at the funny side of life. Can it live up to its name in the Nielsen ratings race? Will Champions be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. **Status update below. From creators Charlie Grandy and Mindy Kaling, Champions stars Anders Holm, Andy Favreau, J.J. Totah, Fortune Feimster, Ginger Gonzaga, Mouzam Makkar, Yassir Lester, and Robert Costanzo, with Kaling guest starring. The new NBC TV series centers on Vince (Holm), a former high school baseball star who abandoned his aspirations to
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Champions: Season One Viewer Votes

Is the first season of the Champions TV show on NBC a winner or a loser? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show Champions is cancelled or renewed for season two. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of the Champions season one episodes. **Status update below. An NBC sitcom from creators Charlie Grandy and Mindy Kaling, Champions stars Anders Holm, Andy Favreau, J.J. Totah, Fortune Feimster, Ginger Gonzaga, Mouzam Makkar, Yassir Lester, and Robert Costanzo, with Kaling guest starring. The comedy centers on Vince (Holm), a former high school baseball star who abandoned his aspirations to run his family’s Brooklyn gym and lives
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Champions: Cancelled; No Season Two for NBC Sitcom

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, NBC has cancelled its Champions TV show after one season. The low-rated comedy, from creators Charlie Grandy and Mindy Kaling, premiered on March 8, 2018 and never quite lived up to its name in the Nielsen ratings race. Reportedly, the cast options will expire, so any hope for a second season elsewhere, would mean making new deals with the players. An NBC sitcom, Champions stars Anders Holm, Andy Favreau, J.J. Totah, Fortune Feimster, Ginger Gonzaga, Mouzam Makkar, Yassir Lester, and Robert Costanzo, with Kaling guest starring. The comedy centers on Vince (Holm), a former high school baseball star who abandoned his aspirations to run his family’s Brooklyn gym with his younger brother, Matthew (Favreau). When Vince’s old fling, Priya (Kaling) drops off their teenaged son, Michael (Totah), so the boy can attend a
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‘Champions’ Canceled After One Season at NBC But Being Shopped Elsewhere

  • Variety
“Champions” will not return for a second season at NBC.

Universal Television, with whom “Champions” executive producer Mindy Kaling has an overall deal, is said to be looking for a new home for the show. Kaling also has the upcoming “Four Weddings and a Funeral” project for Hulu through Universal Television, but there is no word yet on if Hulu will step in for “Champions” the way it did with Kaling’s previous network comedy “The Mindy Project.”

“Champions” centered on Vince, a washed up high school baseball star who reluctantly gave up his dreams to take over the family gym in Brooklyn. He lived with his sweet, naive younger brother, Matthew, and was on the verge of secretly selling the gym and moving to Florida when an old high school fling, unexpectedly dropped off their 15-year-old son, Michael.

The series struggled to find an audience from the get-go, averaging
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‘Champions’ Canceled After One Season on NBC

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NBC has canceled the Mindy Kaling-produced comedy “Champions” after one season.

The Universal Television-produced comedy, which starred “Workaholics” alum Anders Holm, Andy Favreau and J.J. Totah, will not return for a second season at the network, though producers are said to be exploring options to continue the show elsewhere.

The single-camera comedy, co-created by “The Mindy Project” duo Mindy Kaling and Charlie Grandy, centered on the charismatic but lazy gym owner Vince (Holm), who lives with his younger brother Michael (Favreau), a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when Vince’s teenage son (Totah) is dropped off on their doorstep by his old high school fling, Priya (Kaling).

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Following its March premiere, “Champions” struggled to find its footing, averaging a dismal 0.7 rating among adult viewers under 50, marking it as one of the lowest-rated shows the season.
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‘Champions’ Canceled By NBC After One Season, May Explore Future Elsewhere

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NBC has made a final decision on Champions, opting not to renew the freshman comedy for a second season.

The call came down to the wire, with the options on the cast expiring this weekend. I hear there had been discussions with Netflix about picking up the series.

The streaming giant has international rights to Champions. I’d heard that the Netflix pact stemmed from the close relationship between Champions co-creator/co-star Mindy Kaling and Netflix’s Bela Bajaria, who shepherded Kaling’s The Mindy Project at Universal TV, and that the international rights deal helped seal Champions‘ series order in May 2017.

Netflix will continue to carry the show internationally — it debuted on the streaming platform June 12 — but I hear the Internet network has opted not to pick up Champions for next season. There are still discussions about the show’s future elsewhere though I hear the options on the cast are not being extended,
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Late-Night Veteran Amy Ozols Has Returned to Work for Jimmy Fallon

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Amy Ozols’ late-night work is being seen an hour earlier, thanks to a recent move that took her from a co-executive producer spot at CBS’ “Late Late Show with James Corden” to the head writer position at NBC’s “Tonight Show.”

Ozols became head writer at the NBC late-night mainstay in January, though the network did not announce the hire. Her move to “Tonight” reunites her with host Jimmy Fallon, with whom she worked for many years on a variety of projects, including a substantial stint between 2009 and 2012 as a producer and staff writer during his tenure at NBC’s “Late Night.”

She fills a role at “Tonight” that had essentially been open since A.D. Miles, the show’s previous head writer, left in March of 2017.

Ozols had a hand in several of “Late Night’s” most notable parodies, including “Game of Desks,” a parody of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and “6-Bee,
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‘Timeless’: NBC Boss On Fate Of Bubble Drama Series & New Comedy ‘Champions’

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Last year, Timeless celebrated a miracle the weekend before the upfronts after NBC uncanceled the time-travel drama that Saturday. This year, it’s a nail-biting pre-upfront weekend with no word yet on the fate of the bubble drama ahead of its Season 2 finale tonight.

At NBC’s upfront call this morning, NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt was asked about the prospects of Timeless as well as midseason comedy Champions, which also has its renewal decision pending.

“We try to honor the producers, let shows run and see what they do before making a decision that is premature,” Greenblatt said, noting that Timeless’ finale is tonight and that Champions has a couple of more original episodes to air.

“We are hopeful and yet realistic as we have a lot of shows,” Greenblatt cautioned. “We are going to take a look at the shows after their run and hopefully make a quick decision on them.
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Mindy Kaling on the Difference in Writing for a ‘White Male Lead’ on ‘Champions’

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Mindy Kaling on the Difference in Writing for a ‘White Male Lead’ on ‘Champions’
Even on her third TV series, Mindy Kaling still finds herself learning on the job.

Kaling spent a better part of the last six years playing the loud and wildly outspoken Mindy Lahiri on “The Mindy Project,” who was known for her sharply outrageous and often narcissistic one-liners (A classic example: “It’s so weird being my own role model.”)

So when it came time to write “Champions,” Kaling and co-creator Charlie Grandy tried to inject Mindy Lahiri’s signature self-assurance into the show’s lead, played by Anders Holm.

The only problem? While it was delightfully charming on “The Mindy Project,” the overconfidence didn’t exactly translate well coming from a straight white male.

“Me and Charlie were like, ‘Oh, wow. Some of the things I used to get away with saying, Anders Holm would not be able to say,'” she tells Variety. “We had to do a
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Mindy Kaling on Co-Creating NBC’s ‘Champions’, Seeing a Cut of ‘Ocean’s 8′, and More

Created by Mindy Kaling and Charlie Grandy (who also worked on The Office and The Mindy Project together), the NBC series Champions is a half-hour, single-camera comedy that centers on Vince (Anders Holm), a former high school baseball star who reluctantly gave up his dreams to take over the family gym in Brooklyn. And then, his high school fling, Priya (Kaling), unexpectedly drops off their 15-year-old son, Michael (J.J. Totah), on his doorstep, so that he can leave his sheltered life in Cleveland behind and attend a prestigious performing arts school in New York, and …
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First Look At Mindy Kaling’s New NBC Comedy ‘Champions’

While “The Mindy Project” ended its run last year, star/creator Mindy Kaling will soon have another show hitting the air: “Champions”, a new half-hour sitcom coming to NBC in March. Co-created by Kaling and Charlie Grandy, “Champions” follows the comedy adventures of a washed-up high school basketball star named Vince (Anders Holm, “Workaholics”) who took
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Champions: NBC Sets Premiere Date for Mindy Kaling Comedy

Champions: NBC Sets Premiere Date for Mindy Kaling Comedy
Although they haven't issued an official release, NBC has set the Champions TV series premiere date. The new comedy from Mindy Kaling and and Charlie Grandy debuts on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 8:30 PM ET/PT. Kaline and Grandy write and executive produce Champions, which stars Anders Holm and Andy Favreau. The cast also includes
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‘Champions’: Fortune Feimster Joins Charlie Grandy/Mindy Kaling NBC Comedy Series

‘Champions’: Fortune Feimster Joins Charlie Grandy/Mindy Kaling NBC Comedy Series
Exclusive: The Mindy Project‘s Fortune Feimster is continuing her relationship with the series creator and star Mindy Kaling and executive producer Charlie Grandy. Feimster has joined the cast of their upcoming NBC single-camera comedy Champions as a new series regular Champions centers around Vince (Anders Holm), a charismatic gym owner with no ambition, lives with his younger brother Matthe (Andy Favreau), a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is…
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Champions: NBC Orders Mindy Kaling/Charlie Grandy Comedy Series

Although The Mindy Project TV show was recently renewed for a sixth and final season on Hulu, creator and star Mindy Kaling isn't coasting to the finish line. NBC has ordered a new comedy, Champions, from Kaling and Charlie Grandy. Kaline and Grandy are writing and executive producing the Champions TV series, which stars Anders Holm and Andy Favreau. J.J. Totah, Mouzam Makkar, and Nina Wadia will co-star, with Kaling guest starring. Read More…
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‘Champions’ Charlie Grandy/Mindy Kaling Sibling Comedy Gets NBC Series Order

As Mindy Kaling is preparing the final chapter of The Mindy Project, she also will be working on the opening one for her follow-up series, Champions. NBC has given a series order to the single-camera pilot, from The Mindy Project creator, executive producer and star Kaling and the series' executive producer Charlie Grandy, which features Kaling in a guest starring/recurring role. Champions joins the sole new comedy series picked up by NBC this season, Mike O’Brien/Seth…
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NBC Orders Mindy Kaling Comedy ‘Champions’ to Series

NBC Orders Mindy Kaling Comedy ‘Champions’ to Series
NBC has ordered “Champions” to series. The show hails from Mindy Kaling and Charlie Grandy, who will write and executive produce. Kaling will also guest star on the 2017-18 show as Priya, an old high school fling of charismatic but lazy gym owner Vince (Anders Holm). Vince lives with his younger brother Michael, a gorgeous idiot, per NBC’s official description. 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. The cast also includes Andy Favreau, J.J. Totah, Mouzam Makkar and Nina Wadia. Michael Alan Spiller will.
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