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BACK IN THE GAME: What You Need to Know About the New ABC Series

September 25, 2013 by  

There are approximately one million new shows debuting this season*, and it’s going to get difficult to keep track of them all.

To help you out, for every new show, I’m going to basically create a hub of info on the day of the premiere — pilot photos, my quick take on the pilot (or what I’ve seen so far), what’s been written about it so far, and when you can watch it.

Next up, BACK IN THE GAME…

BACK IN THE GAME

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BACK IN THE GAME - "Back in the Game" stars Maggie Lawson ("Psych") as Terry, Jr., James Caan ("Las Vegas") as Terry "The Cannon" Gannon, Sr., Lenora Crichlow ("Being Human," "Fast Girls") as Gigi, Griffin Gluck ("Private Practice") as Danny, Ben Koldyke ("Big Love") as Dick, Kennedy Waite ("I-Doll") as Vanessa, J.J. Totah ("Jessie") as Michael and Cooper Roth as David. "Back in the Game" was written by Mark and Robb Cullen ("Lucky," "Las Vegas"), who also executive-produce along with directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra ("Bad Santa," "Crazy, Stupid, Love") and Aaron Kaplan ("The Neighbors"). "Back in the Game" is from 20TH Century Fox Television/ Kapital Entertainment. (ABC/Kevin Foley)BEN KOLDYKE, COOPER ROTH, KENNEDY WAITE, JAMES CAAN, GRIFFIN GLUCK, MAGGIE LAWSON, J.J. TOTAH, LENORA CRICHLOW

*Maybe not scientifically correct. But close enough.

ABC’s description: “Terry Gannon Jr. (Maggie Lawson) was an All Star softball player until life threw her a couple of curve balls — a baby, a lost college scholarship and a cheating loser for a husband. After striking out on her own, Terry and her son, Danny (Griffin Gluck), move back in with her estranged father, Terry Sr., aka “The Cannon” (James Caan). The Cannon is an opinionated, beer-guzzling, ex-athlete who never quite made the cut either as a single father or professional baseball player. As hard as Terry tries to keep Danny away from the sports-driven lifestyle that corrupted her youth, Danny continues to be interested in baseball, if only to gain attention from his new crush, Vanessa (Kennedy Waite). Danny’s stunning lack of baseball skills (he doesn’t even know which hand the mitt goes on) makes him the laughing stock of the field, and of his grandfather’s living room. When Danny and a group of other athletically-challenged hopefuls fail to make the local youth baseball team, coached by Terry’s new rival, Dick Slingbaugh (Ben Koldyke), Danny’s disappointment forces Terry to face her past. So when Lulu (Lenora Crichlow), the wealthy parent of another child who didn’t make the cut, volunteers to finance a new team for the rejected kids, Terry reluctantly offers to coach the team of misfits. ”

My take: I like Maggie Lawson. I like baseball. I like James Caan. I can see this as a movie, but based on the pilot, I’m not sure how well it will work as a series. But I’m willing to give it a chance to find itself.

And the links to catch up on:

LUCKY 7 premieres tonight at 10 PM on ABC.

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