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[02/11/14 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 11
Updates include: MTV's "Eye Candy," HBO's "The Brink" get series orders; Greta Gerwig to topline "How I Met Your Dad" at CBS; and JoAnna Garcia Swisher is the first to board ABC's "The Astronaut Wives Club."

[01/06/14 - 01:11 PM]
NBC Gives Six-Episode Order to Revamped Comedy "Mr. Robinson"
"Back in the Game" co-creators Mark Cullen and Rob Cullen will oversee the single-camera comedy, starring Craig Robinson, Jean Smart and Larenz Tate.

[12/17/13 - 10:15 AM]
ABC Grows Its Overall Audience Year to Year for the 3rd Time in 4 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 9-15.

[12/10/13 - 10:03 AM]
ABC Is Up 14% Week to Week and Up 7% Year to Year in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 2-8.

[12/05/13 - 02:40 PM]
Season-to-Date: ABC Is #1 in Non-Sports Adults 18-49 Ratings - "Scandal" Emerges as the #1 Drama in C3
ABC spins the numbers for the first 10 weeks of the season.

[11/26/13 - 10:36 AM]
ABC Dominates in the Non-Sports Adult 18-49 Numbers, Delivering 5 of the Week's Top 20 TV Programs
ABC spins the numbers for the week of November 18-24.

[11/19/13 - 09:14 AM]
ABC Claims 5 of the Week's Top 20 Non-Sports Broadcasts in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of November 11-18.

[11/14/13 - 08:35 AM]
ABC Posts Gains Across Its Wednesday Lineup/"Modern Family" Is Wednesday's #1 TV Show in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 13.

[11/05/13 - 09:51 AM]
ABC Grows to Its Biggest Overall Audience Since Season-Premiere Week
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 28-November 3.

[11/01/13 - 06:25 PM]
ABC Gives Full Seasons to "The Goldbergs," "Trophy Wife"; Extends "Super Fun Night"
The former have received back nine orders while Rebel Wilson's newcomer is getting four additional episodes.

[11/01/13 - 05:16 PM]
ABC Pulls the Plug on "Back in the Game"
Co-creator Robb Cullen broke the news this afternoon, adding that all 13 episodes are planned to air.

[10/31/13 - 08:33 AM]
ABC's "The Middle" and "Back in the Game" Grow in Men 18-34 Against the World Series
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 30.

[10/29/13 - 10:08 AM]
ABC Claims 4 of the Top 10 Non-Sports Broadcasts in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 21-27.

[10/28/13 - 12:02 PM]
ABC Announces November Sweeps Programming
Highlights include a special "Shark Tank"-themed episode of "The Neighbors."

[10/25/13 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 25
Updates include: CBS mulls reboot of The WB's "Charmed"; NBC casting new cycle of "The Celebrity Apprentice"; and Riley Smith boards Lifetime's "Deliverance Creek."

[10/24/13 - 08:19 AM]
"Modern Family" Is Wednesday's #1 Series/"Super Fun Night" Grows Against the Fall Classic
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 23.

[10/22/13 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 22
Updates include: ABC mulls reviving "Body of Proof," gives additional scripts to "Back in the Game," "Super Fun Night"; and Janeane Garofalo, Rex Lee and Francia Raisa book pilots.

[10/22/13 - 10:10 AM]
ABC Is Up 6% Week to Week in Adults 18-49 with 5 of the Top 15 Non-Sports TV Shows
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 14-20.

[10/16/13 - 12:16 PM]
ABC Announces "Trick or Tweet" Halloween Event (10/16-10/31)
All week long, fans of ABC primetime shows will be able to join in conversations with talent and fans alike, as they enjoy this time of year.

[10/15/13 - 09:53 AM]
ABC Ties for No. 1 in the Weekly Non-Sports Adult 18-49 Ratings, Claiming 4 of the Top 15 Non-Sports TV Programs and 2 of the Top 6
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 7-13.

[10/11/13 - 11:11 AM]
ABC Celebrates Halloween with a Spooktacular Lineup of Shows
Highlights include "Toy Story Of TERROR!" on Wednesday, October 16 and "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" on Thursday, October 31.

[10/08/13 - 10:09 AM]
ABC Is Up Year to Year for the 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49, Standing as the Only Net to Improve in Both Weeks This Season
ABC spins the numbers for the week of September 30-October 6.

[10/03/13 - 08:27 AM]
"Super Fun Night" Opens with Best Retention and as ABC's Top Fall Comedy Debut Out of "Modern Family" in 4 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 2.

[10/01/13 - 09:33 AM]
ABC Is No. 2 in Premiere Week in Adults 18-49 and Grows Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for the week of September 23-29.

[09/26/13 - 08:41 AM]
ABC Wins Season Opening Wednesday with "Modern Family" as the #1 TV Show
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 25.

[09/20/13 - 12:05 PM]
ABC's Fall 2013 Tweetapalooza Kicks-Off with an Amazing Line-Up of Network Stars
It all begins tonight with the casts of "Last Man Standing," "The Neighbors" and "Shark Tank."

[09/04/13 - 09:06 AM]
ABC Premieres Three New Fall Comedies on Demand Via Watch ABC
"The Goldbergs," "Trophy Wife" and "Back in the Game" will be available through September 17.

[08/22/13 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 22
Updates include: NBC to bring "Reality Bites" to the small screen; "Saturday Night Live" eyes potential featured players; and Jacob Bertrand tapped as lead on two Disney XD pilots.

[08/22/13 - 09:57 AM]
The Paley Center for Media Announces Panelist Lineup for 2013 PaleyFestPreviews: Fall TV
CBS's "We Are Men" will kick things off on Friday, September 6 with a panel and screening.

[08/15/13 - 10:23 AM]
Stars from ABC's Most Anticipated New Shows Are Featured on the "ABC Fall Preview Special Presented by The Chew," Airing Sunday, September 1
Highlights include the cast of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." in their first-ever television interview together.

[07/16/13 - 01:03 PM]
ABC Announces Fall Series Premiere Dates for 2013-14 Season
Newcomers include "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." on Tuesday, September 24 and "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" on Thursday, October 10.

[06/05/13 - 10:15 AM]
ABC Announces Annual CMA Music Festival Summer Block Party, to Be Held June 7-8 in Downtown Nashville
Highlights include exclusive screenings of ABC's new fall pilots "Trophy Wife," "The Goldbergs" and "Back in the Game."

[05/14/13 - 01:11 PM]
Video: ABC 2013-14 Season Upfront Trailers
Get your first look at the Alphabet's new series for next season!

[05/14/13 - 09:00 AM]
ABC Unveils 2013-14 Primetime Schedule
It's here: the Alphabet details its schedule for the upcoming season.

[05/10/13 - 05:51 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 10 - Four More Headed to Series at ABC
Dramas "Betrayal," "Lucky 7" and "Mind Games" (formerly "Influence") as well as comedy "Back in the Game" are the latest on tap.

[04/04/13 - 12:12 PM]
2013 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 12 comedy pilots under consideration for next season.

[03/04/13 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 4
Updates include: Naveen Andrews to get "Reckless" at ABC; Alexis Bledel joins FOX's "Friends & Family"; and Benjamin Stockham cast as title role in NBC's "About a Boy."

[02/11/13 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 11
Updates include: Josh Holloway to lead "Intelligence" at CBS; Thomas Kretschmann joins NBC's "Dracula"; and Maggie Lawson, Andre Braugher and Nate Corddry book comedy pilots.

[02/05/13 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 5
Updates include: Kevin Pollak joins "Beverly Hills Cop" at CBS; Charles Michael Davis boards The CW's "The Originals"; and ABC picks up an additional episode of "Castle."

[02/04/13 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 4
Updates include: CBS keeps the pilot orders coming; Blair Underwood to topline NBC's "Ironside" revival; and The CW taps a trio of pilot directors.

[01/25/13 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 25
Updates include: J.J. Abrams-produced dramas get green light at FOX, NBC; The CW adds three dramas to its pilot lineup; and FOX halts production on "Ben & Kate."

[09/07/12 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 7
Updates include: ABC orders production on two comedy pilots; Angela Bassett to topline potential NBC drama; and "Saturday Night Live" adds two cast members.







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