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.
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
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as Dick Slingbaugh
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as David Slingbaugh
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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.
While Game's casting and writing is solid, the premise might not be unique enough to score a sizeable audience.
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.
There's no denying that Back in the Game is heavy on charm, and feels very at home on the Disney-owned ABC.
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