Although the title implies winning, the fate of the NBC sitcom Champions is not so clear at the moment. The season finale of the freshman sitcom airs on May 3, but NBC hasn't renewed Champions for a Season 2 yet. Unfortunately, that could mean that the series will be canceled after only eight episodes. But even if the ratings aren't stellar, there are plenty of reasons why Vince, Michael, Matthew, and the rest of the Champions gym gang should return for the next TV season.
TheWrap pointed out that the Anders Holm-starring Champions hasn't seen particularly good ratings in its time slot of Thursday nights at 9:30 p.m. ET. And ahead of its Season 1 finale, The A.V. Club considered the possibility that NBC could cancel both of its new sitcoms — Champions and A.P. Bio. But there are still plenty of parenthood lessons that Holm's Vince can learn as he navigates being a dad to his teenage son Michael, so it would be a shame to cut this show with so much potential short. Plus, just think about how outraged Mindy Kaling's Priya or J.J. Totah's Michael would be to know that a TV show starring them has been canceled! That alone seems like reason enough to give Champions another season. But if the powers that be aren't convinced, here are nine other arguments for why there should be a Champions Season 2.