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Back in the Game

Series Summary
Terry Gannon Jr. was an All-Star softball player until a few curve balls -- a baby, a lost scholarship and a loser husband -- changed everything. After striking out on her own, Terry and her son, Danny, move in with her estranged father: an opinionated, beer-guzzling, former athlete named Terry "The Cannon" Gannon Sr. Despite Terry's desire to keep her son away from the sports-driven lifestyle she had, Danny wants to play Little League. When Danny and several other sports-challenged kids fail to make the team, a wealthy neighbor finances one for the misfits -- a team that Terry reluctantly offers to coach.

Air Dates: 2013 - 2014

Genres: Comedy

Network: ABC

  • Season 1, Ep. 10 : I'll Slide Home for Christmas Dec 11, 2013

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    The Cannon decides to spend Christmas with his buddies, even though Terry wants a special family holiday; Danny asks the team for help with a Christmas gift for his mom.

  • Season 1, Ep. 9 : Massive Election Dec 4, 2013

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    Terry runs against Dick for the position of league president; The Cannon teaches Danny about the importance of being a leader.

  • Season 1, Ep. 8 : No Crying in Baseball Nov 20, 2013

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    After Danny gets teased, the Cannon tries to toughen up the team; birthday party planning tests Terry and Lulu's friendship.

  • Season 1, Ep. 7 : Safety Squeeze Nov 13, 2013

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    The Cannon and Dick are sent to sensitivity training after an incident at practice; when Dudley's parents forget to pick him up, Terry takes a special interest in him.

  • Season 1, Ep. 6 : Night Games Oct 30, 2013

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    Danny takes the team trick-or-treating; Lulu tries to teach Terry to celebrate Halloween as an adult; The Cannon lets his competitive streak get the best of him during a visit to the cemetery.

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  • Caan is perfectly cast here.... As it so often does, it comes down to the writing. I just don’t care. And I just don’t find it funny. show more

  • In this case familiarity breeds more comfort than contempt. Caan and Lawson spark when they spar, Crichlow's Lulu is a delight as is Gluck's Danny. And even Dick, though burdened with far too much sexual innuendo, has a few good moments. show more

  • Back In the Game doesn't really scream long-term storytelling beyond the family dynamic, which is precisely why it's wedged between The Middle and Modern Family on ABC. ... But this is a series that would seem to need, at minimum, four episodes before the audience could begin to get a real feel for it. Even smushed between two high-caliber comedies, there might not be enough lift to let all the charms of Back in the Game play out. show more

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