Back in the Game is an American television sitcom created by Mark and Robb Cullen which follows Terry, a former All-Star softball player whose career came crashing down after she had a son, lost her college scholarship and dumped her loser husband; and her estranged father, a once-promising athlete whose glory days were not as glorious because his career was cut short and has become a beer-guzzling, self-opinionated couch potato.
When Terry's son decides to play Little League baseball (despite having no knowledge of the sport whatsoever) and gets rejected along with other misfit hopefuls, she, with the help of a wealthy friend, is thrust back into the sporting world by coaching a new team consisting of the rejects.
The series aired in the USA on ABC from 25 September to 11 December, 2013. There are 13 half-hour episodes in the series, although only 10 aired in the USA before the show was cancelled.
Back in the Game originally aired in South Africa on M-Net Series Showcase from 13 February to 8 May, 2014. It later aired on Vuzu.
About the Show
Terry Gannon Jr. (Maggie Lawson) was an All Star softball player until life threw her a couple curve balls: a baby, a lost college scholarship and a loser for a husband.
After striking out on her own, Terry and her son Danny (Griffin Gluck) move in with her estranged father, Terry Sr. aka "The Cannon" (James Caan). The Cannon is an opinionated, beer-guzzling, ex-athlete who never quite made the cut as a single father or professional baseball player.
As hard as Terry tries to keep Danny away from the sports-driven lifestyle of her childhood, Danny wants to play baseball in the local youth league. His stunning lack of baseball skills (he doesn't even know which hand the mitt goes on) makes him the laughing stock of the baseball field and his grandfather's living room.
When Danny and a group of other athletically-challenged hopefuls fail to make the team, Danny's disappointment forces Terry to face her past.
So when a wealthy neighbour volunteers to finance a team for the rejected kids, Terry reluctantly offers to coach the team of misfits.
Back In The Game stars Maggie Lawson (Psych) as Terry, Jr.; James Caan (Las Vegas) as Terry "The Cannon" Gannon, Sr.; Lenora Crichlow (Being Human, Fast Girls) as Lulu Lovette; Griffin Gluck (Private Practice) as Danny; Ben Koldyke (Big Love) as Dick; Kennedy Waite (I-Doll) as Vanessa; J.J. Totah (Jessie) as Michael; and Cooper Roth as David.
Back In The Game was written by Mark and Robb Cullen (Lucky, Las Vegas), who also executive produce along with directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (Bad Santa, Crazy, Stupid, Love) and Aaron Kaplan (The Neighbors).
Back In The Game is from 20th Century Fox Television/Kapital Entertainment.