‘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…