The story follows Vince, owner of a gym center in Brooklyn. He lives with his younger brother Matthew. They have singles' life and do everything they want. But all their life change when Priya, Vince's old high school friend, comes to them and tell Vince that he should host his son so he can attend a city school for super-talented kids.
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.
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.
Two decades ago, when "gay" on television was a synonym for heroin addiction or psychotic icepick wielding, Champions might have been a truly high-concept addition to the TV lineup. These days it's just low comedy.
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.
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.