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Episodes: 13 (half-hour)
TV show dates: September 25, 2013 -- Tbd
Series status: Cancelled
TV show description:
Now, Terry and her son Danny (Griffin Gluck) are starting a new life by moving back with Terry's estranged father, Terry Sr. aka "The Cannon" (James Caan). He's an opinionated, beer-guzzling ex-athlete who never quite made the cut as a professional baseball player -- or a single father. He's okay with putting up his daughter and grandson »
ABC has had very mixed success launching new sitcoms on Wednesday nights. Will Back in the Game be a ratings hit or will it be cancelled after one season? We'll have to wait and see how things go.
Back in the Game follows a single mother (Maggie Lawson) and her son (Griffin Gluck) who move in with her gruff father (James Caan). Despite having no experience, the boy desperately wants to play baseball so his mom, a former All Star, gets roped into coaching a new team of misfits. Others in the cast are Lenora Crichlow, Ben Koldyke, Kennedy Waite, J.J. Totah, Cooper Roth, and Brandon Salgado.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings »
Tonight, ABC is unveiling their third new sitcom of the season, Back in the Game. This one has has a great timeslot, nestled in between The Middle and Modern Family. Will it be a new Wednesday night hit or will it be cancelled like many others? Is it worth watching?
She's a former All-Star softball player and her dad is a beer-guzzling, opinionated couch potato. When Terry's son gets rejected from the little league team, she gets talked into coaching a new team.
What do you think? Based on the description and »
The simplest way of explaining "Back in the Game," the new ABC comedy starring Maggie Lawson and James Caan, is to say that it's a modern-day version of "The Bad News Bears." Only in this case, the coach is a woman, and the crotchety old man is her father.
Does it work?
For the most part, yes. "Back in the Game" isn't an ambitious show, but it does accomplish its goal of simple, cheerful comedy about a group of misfits coming together. Good acting -- more or less a given with a name like James Caan -- and mostly likable characters keep the show going along with just enough laughs to make it all worthwhile.
This is not to say the show is perfect -- far from it. In the premiere, plot advancement relies too much on all-too-familiar characters. There's the effeminate gay kid, the fat kid, et cetera. Even »
If you’re a fan of an “anything you can do” approach to the gender war, then you’re in luck — the female protagonist of ABC’s new father-daughter baseball comedy Back in the Game (which premiered Wednesday at 8:30/7:30c) shouts “Yes, I can!” in response to all of the challenges her sexist surroundings hurl her way. But was the show a grand slam or a strike-out for you?
- Misha Solomon
Loose “Cannon”: James Caan is a blast in ABC’s Back in the Game: Maggie Lawson (Psych) stars as a single mom who takes on managing her son’s little league team while trying to reconnect with her drunk, emotionally distant ex-ballplayer father (Caan). Also See: Complete list of fall 2013 new shows Fall TV 2013 new comedies 5 lessons from the fall 2013 TV family sitcoms Back in the Game ABC Premieres: Sept. 25 Airs: Wednesdays at 8:30pm Et/Pt Who’s In It? Maggie Lawson, James Caan, Lenora Crichlow, Griffin Gluck, Ben Koldyke What’s It All About? Terry Gannon Jr. (Lawson) was […]
- Ryan Berenz
Chicago – From Archie Bunker to Frank Barone, TV has a long history of crotchety, irascible, borderline offensive fathers who really love their kids. To the long list, we can now add Terry Gannon (James Caan), the scene-stealer from ABC’s “Back in the Game,” premiering tonight, September 25, 2013 in a coveted time slot between the returns of “The Middle” and “Modern Family.”
Television Rating: 2.5/5.0
I’m torn on “Back in the Game.” Its creators — Mark & Robb Cullen (“Lucky”) — and executive producers — John Requa & Glenn Ficarra (“Bad Santa”) — are definitely talented people and one can see the potential in this gruff family comedy. The cast is strong, the concept isn’t bad, but I just didn’t find the pilot funny. It feels like it’s playing with comedy concepts that might have worked better in the ’90s. Hey, guess what? Some retired athletes are still too competitive and live vicariously through their Little League-playing grandkids? »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
On TV this packed Wednesday: The Revolution continues on a new night, The Middle goes on a Heck of a trip, Back in the Game throws its first pitch, Svu saves Benson, Criminal Minds heads west, high school causes Modern Family problems, Nashville cues up a coma, CSI follows Russell’s lead and a South Park kid infiltrates the Nsa. Here are 11 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Revolution (NBC) | Season 2 premiere: Rachel runs into someone important from her past, Charlie goes on a mission in the Plains Nation, and Neville and Jason search a refugee camp for a lost loved one. »
- Kimberly Roots
It's been six years since James Caan has had a regular role on primetime (in Las Vegas), and he's giving it another shot with ABC's new show, Back in the Game. Costarring Maggie Lawson (Psych), the comedy features equal amounts of family brawls and baseball. I got a peek of the pilot, which is premiering tonight, so read on to find out how the show stacks up. What it's about: Broke and recently divorced, Terry (Lawson) is forced to move back in with her father (Caan), an alcoholic ex-baseball player fondly nicknamed "The Cannon." When her young son (Griffin Gluck) doesn't make the local pee wee team, Terry faces her fears of returning to her old college sport and agrees to coach his new team of misfits. Where it works: The kids are cute, and Terry's rich new widow friend, Gigi (Lenora Crichlow) is a riot. Where it doesn't: From the setup to the dialogue, »
- Maggie Pehanick
A not-particularly-fresh take on “The Bad News Bears” — which already spawned multiple movies and a 1979 series — “Back in the Game” isn’t without its modest charms, thanks mostly to James Caan’s turn as an irascible old ballplayer whose daughter agrees (eventually) to coach the worst team in her kid’s baseball league. Granted, this ABC comedy is the equivalent of a big fat pitch over the heart of plate, and will need to get mileage out of more characters, but what’s here has the potential to hold its lineup spot between leadoff hitter “The Middle” and ratings slugger “Modern Family.”
Terry (Maggie Lawson) is the classic single mom forced to move back home with dad, a wayward sort in her youth who insists his grandson Danny (Griffin Gluck) call him by his playing-days nickname, the Cannon. “You stink!” the old codger yells, seemingly lacking any sort of filter »
- Brian Lowry
Olivia Hallinan wants a 'Sugar Rush' reunion. The 29-year-old beauty is keen to reprise her role as lesbian teenager Kim in a follow up to the first two series - which centred around her alter-ego's strong feelings for best friend Sugar (Lenora Crichlow) and ran from 2005 to 2006 - but only if it ''felt right'' to revisit the story. Speaking at the launch of the new Baileys Chocolat Luxe drink in Covent Garden, central London, last night (10.09.13), she said: ''I would be well up for a 'Sugar Rush' reunion. But only if it felt right, some of these »
So much television, so little time. This fall brings a slew of new cable and broadcast series, and early on it’s hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. But if you’re looking for shows that might appeal to gay men then the options become somewhat more manageable. This guide to fall TV concentrates on shows with gay (male) characters as well as shows that for whatever reason (camp value, beefcake, impressive pedigree, etc.) we think our readers might be interested in. If we somehow missed a new or returning fall series that you’re excited about please let us know in the comments. Note, this guide only looks at fall TV shows. Shows set to return or premiere in 2014 like the much anticipated Jonathan Groff HBO series are not included.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Debuts September 17 on Fox)
The cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine
An immature-but-effective cop (Jake, played »
- Lyle Masaki
The broadcast networks have almost 30 shows debuting this fall, including a new Michael J. Fox sitcom, a futuristic tale from the Fringe team and Marvel-ous adventures for the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.
Next up on our list….
The Show | ABC’s Back in the Game (Wednesdays at 8:30/7:30c; premieres Sept. 25)
- Matt Webb Mitovich
It's been six years since James Caan has had a regular role on primetime (in Las Vegas), and he's giving it another shot with ABC's new show, Back in the Game. Costarring Maggie Lawson (Psych), the comedy features equal amounts of family brawls and baseball. I got a peek of the pilot, so read on to find out where the show stacks up next to all of Fall TV's new offerings. What it's about: Broke and recently divorced, Terry (Lawson) is forced to move back in with her father (Caan), an alcoholic ex-baseball player fondly nicknamed "The Cannon." When her young son (Griffin Gluck) doesn't make the local pee wee team, Terry faces her fears of returning to her old college sport and agrees to coach his new team of misfits. Where it works: The kids are cute, and Terry's rich new widow friend, Gigi (Lenora Crichlow) is a riot. »
- Maggie Pehanick
New images have been released from the production of BBC drama Burton and Taylor.
Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West star as former celebrity couple Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in the biopic, which centres around the pair's ill-fated appearance in a 1983 stage revival of Noel Coward's Private Lives.
Burton and Taylor were famous for their volatile relationship which saw them get married and divorced twice.
Their first marriage lasted ten years, with the couple parting ways in 1974 before reuniting a year later to tie the knot for the second time in Botswana.
The 90-minute one-off programme is helmed by Him & Her director Richard Laxton.
The BBC released the first image from the upcoming drama last month.
At the end of Series 4, viewers witnessed former housemate and ghost Annie (Lenora Crichlow) meeting her supernatural end when she saved the world from being ruled by the powerful vampire group “The Old Ones.” Now Hal (Damien Molony) and Tom (Michael Socha) have a new ghost in the midst of their Honolulu Heights home in Alex (Kate Bracken), a vibrant tomboy who lost her life to a vampire’s fangs in retribution for a crime Hal committed 100 years earlier. After being marooned to the afterlife by Hal, their former romance turned sour. With Hal reeling from guilt and »
- The Woman In Black
Burton & Taylor Trailer. Richard Laxton‘s Burton & Taylor (2014) TV movie trailer stars Helena Bonham Carter, Dominic West, Lenora Crichlow, Michael Jibson, and William Hope. Burton & Taylor‘s plot synopsis: “Legendary acting duo and husband and wife, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor prepare for a 1983 theatrical production of the play, ‘Private [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
Former model for Burberry and Giorgio Armani and star of last year’s high-energy remake of Nicolas Winding Refn’s 1996 Danish crime thriller Pusher, Agyness Deyn joined director Bryn Higgins’ adaptation of the novel Electricity. A recent report in The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Deyn signed on to play the film’s lead role, a young woman battling epilepsy who leaves her small British hometown in search of her missing brother. Deyn joined a cast that includes Lenora Crichlow, Christian Cooke, Paul Anderson, Tom Georgeson and Alice Lowe. Screenwriter Joe Fisher adapted Ray Robinson’s novel for the movie. »
Shooting has begun on the drama, which will adapt Ray Robinson's novel of the same name, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The former model will star as a young epileptic who is plagued by hallucinations after leaving her seaside home to search for her missing brother.
Electricity will shoot in London and the North-East of England for the next six weeks. »
The film is shooting for 6 weeks in the Northeast and London.
The story is about brash young woman (Deyn) who leaves her seaside hometown to search for her long lost brother, and experiences hallucinations brought on by her epilepsy.
Deyn said: “I love Lily’s journey, she is a survivor. Her strength and her ability to live in the present really drew me to her. She is a delight to discover and she’s teaching me a lot.”
The BFI Film Fund has backed the project, alongside the Wellcome Trust.
The filmmaking team previously worked together on Unconditional. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Wendy Mitchell)
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