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.
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The cast throws this curveball that catches the plate for a strike.
It could retreat into family fuzziness or it could dive deeper into the suburban weirdness suggested by its supporting characters.... I've got my foam finger out rooting for the latter.
The cast and characters have enough energy to suggest the show could settle into a groove in future episodes now that the exposition and premise-building is finished.
However many points you dock it for lack of originality, you've got to give back double for ferociously funny execution.
Caan's perfectly clipped delivery and his daughter's well-timed comebacks make Back in the Game at least a standup double if not a sliding triple.
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