Champs (TV series)

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Format Sitcom
Created by Gary David Goldberg
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 12 (3 unaired) (List of episodes)
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) DreamWorks Television
Ubu Productions
Original channel ABC
Original run January 9 – August 7, 1996

Champs is an American sitcom that aired from January 9 until August 7, 1996.


The series is about five friends 20 years after they won a high school basketball championship together.[1]



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "As the World Twirls" Will Mackenzie Gary David Goldberg January 9, 1996 (1996-01-09)
2 "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" Will Mackenzie January 16, 1996 (1996-01-16)
Marty tries to win back his estranged wife, but she gets a restraining order.
3 "A Match Made at Seven" Will Mackenzie Gayle Abrams January 30, 1996 (1996-01-30)
One of Tom's friends who just moved back into town is fixed up with one of Linda's friends.
4 "For Art's Sake" Will Mackenzie Peter Schneider February 6, 1996 (1996-02-06)
Herb offers to pay the art school tuition of Vinnie's son.
5 "We'll Never Have Paris" Will Mackenzie July 10, 1996 (1996-07-10)
Phoebe lies to her parents when she fails a french exam.
6 "Live and Let Breathe" Will Mackenzie Bill Lawrence July 17, 1996 (1996-07-17)
Tom is concerned for Marty, when he loses almost everything in the divorce.
7 "To Be There or Not to Be There" Will Mackenzie July 24, 1996 (1996-07-24)
Phoebe is the star in the school production of Hamlet on the same night that Linda has a midterm.
8 "Two of a Kind" Will Mackenzie Alan Uger July 31, 1996 (1996-07-31)
Marty tries to dodge a process server armed with divorce papers. Tom and Linda wait for the results of a pregnancy test. Coach falls in love with a woman.
9 "Home Alone" Will Mackenzie August 7, 1996 (1996-08-07)
Tom and Phoebe try to have a dad-daughter night.The guys try to find dates at a coffeehouse.
10 "Valentine's Day Massacre" Will Mackenzie UNAIRED
Tom tries to make it up to Linda when he chooses the weekly basketball game with the guys instead of a Valentine's Day dinner.
11 "The Loop" Will Mackenzie UNAIRED
12 "It Must Have Been Gridlock" Will Mackenzie UNAIRED


  1. ^ TV Guide. "Champs Cast and Details". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 

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