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BACK IN THE GAME
Air Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Time Slot: 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#100) "Pilot"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

PREMIERE

TERRY HAS TO FACE HER PAST - AND BASEBALL -- WHEN SHE MOVES BACK IN WITH HER FATHER AND RELUCTANTLY TAKES ON A COACHING JOB FOR A TEAM OF MISFITS, ON THE PREMIERE OF NEW ABC COMEDY "BACK IN THE GAME"

"Pilot" - Terry Gannon Jr. was an All-Star softball player until life threw her a couple of curve balls -- a baby, a lost college scholarship and a cheating loser for a husband. After striking out on her own, Terry and her son, Danny, move back in with her estranged father, Terry Sr., aka "The Cannon." As hard as Terry tries to keep Danny away from the sports-driven lifestyle that corrupted her youth, Danny continues to be interested in baseball, so when Danny and a group of other athletically-challenged hopefuls fail to make the local youth baseball team, Terry reluctantly offers to coach the team of misfits, on the premiere of "Back in the Game," WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"Back in the Game" stars James Caan as Terry "The Cannon" Gannon, Sr., Maggie Lawson as Terry Gannon, Jr., Ben Koldyke as Dick Slingbaugh, Griffin Gluck as Danny Gannon, Lenora Crichlow as Lulu Lovette, JJ Totah as Michael, Kennedy Waite as Vanessa, Cooper Roth as David Slingbaugh and Brandon Salgado as Dudley.

"Pilot" was written by Robb and Mark Cullen and directed by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra.

Executive producers are Mark & Robb Cullen and John Requa & Glenn Ficarra The series is from 20th Century Fox Television/ Kapital Entertainment.

"Back in the Game" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's Selected HD Format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,D,L parental guideline.

For more information on "Back in the Game" please visit ABC.com.

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BACK IN THE GAME (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/25/13 - 12/11/13
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2013-2014 season)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
SEASON(S):
1 (13 episodes, 3 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 11/1/13
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2013) Terry Gannon Jr. (Maggie Lawson) was an All Star softball player until life threw her a few 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 either as a single father or professional baseball player. As hard as Terry tries to keep Danny away from the sports-driven lifestyle of her youth, Tommy wants to play Little 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 of 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 neighbor 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 Gigi, 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Ben Koldyke as Dick Slingbaugh
· Brandon Salgado as Dudley
· Cooper Roth as David Slingbaugh
· Griffin Gluck as Danny Gannon
· J.J. Totah as Michael
· James Caan as Terry "The Cannon" Gannon, Sr.
· Kennedy Waite as Vanessa
· Lenora Crichlow as Lulu Lovette
· Maggie Lawson as Terry Gannon, Jr.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· Glenn Ficarra as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· John Requa as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Mark Cullen as CRTR/EP
· Robb Cullen as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Kapital Entertainment