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Back in the Game: Season 1 (2013)



Critic Consensus: James Caan is appealing as an arrogant ex-jock, but Back in the Game is full of stale jokes and crude humor that isn't very family friendly.


Air date: Sep 25, 2013
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Season Info

In this comedy, Terry Gannon (Maggie Lawson), a divorced single mother and former softball all-star, decides to coach a baseball team of misfits that includes her son, Danny (Griffin Gluck), after they're rejected by the local Little League hierarchy. Whether she likes it or not, Terry gets help from her grizzled, beer-guzzling father, Terry "The Cannon" Gannon Sr (James Caan), a once-promising baseball player with whom she's forced to live after being estranged for years, but his approach is a … More

Network: ABC
Premiere Date: Sep 25, 2013
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as Dick Slingbaugh

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as Lulu Lovette

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All Critics (27) | Top Critics (13)

A show that includes crude lines about dad passing gas and pulling out his junk and has 10-year-olds saying things adults hope is too advanced for their age ends up being sweet but still strikes out as a comedy.

Full Review… | October 10, 2013
Buffalo News

While Game's casting and writing is solid, the premise might not be unique enough to score a sizeable audience.

Full Review… | October 10, 2013

Back in the Game is more than a bit rough around the edges; it has some serious flaws, including Caan's apparent desire to scenery-chew his way through every on-screen moment.

Full Review… | October 8, 2013
Winnipeg Free Press

There's no denying that Back in the Game is heavy on charm, and feels very at home on the Disney-owned ABC.

Full Review… | October 8, 2013
Time Out Chicago

A great fit for ABC's Wednesday night lineup.

Full Review… | October 3, 2013

We'd all prefer originality, but in this case, at least, what's been borrowed is less important than what the show has made of it.

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
USA Today
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