ADDITIONAL NOTES: the show's remaining episodes were eventually shown on hdnet
DESCRIPTION: (from CBS's press release) Dean Cain, Jeremy Sumpter, Mare Winningham, Christopher Lloyd, Kirsten Storms, John Ortiz, JD Pardo and Dan Byrd star in CLUBHOUSE, a new drama series about a 16-year-old boy who becomes a man in a world of overgrown boys when he takes a job as a batboy for a professional baseball team. The series will have a special premiere on Sunday, Sept. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) before moving to its regular time period on Tuesday, Sept. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Professional baseball play-by-play announcer Joe Buck appears as the voice of the New York Empires. Gavin OConnor directed the premiere episode from a script written by one of the shows executive producers, Daniel Cerone. The show is inspired by Matt McGoughs experiences as a batboy for a professional baseball team. For the first time, Pete Young (Sumpter) takes a risk -- perhaps the only risk of his young life -- when he applies for and lands his dream job as a batboy for the New York Empires. The problem is his single mom, Lynne (Winningham), has no idea what hes up to. Until now, hes been the golden boy while his rebellious older sister, Betsy (Storms), has always been in the doghouse. Pete attends a strict Catholic high school where he hangs out with his best friend Mike (Dan Byrd), who hopes to cash in on his friends new position in life. On the job, Pete becomes a part of a new family that includes Conrad Dean (Cain), the teams captain and star third baseman and one of the boys all-time idols who takes on the role of an older brother. Also, in the clubhouse is his boss, Lou Russo (Lloyd), a gruff but fair equipment manager who becomes a much-needed father figure; Carlos Tavares (Ortiz), a rookie who believes that Pete is his good luck charm, and Jose Marquez (JD Pardo), the Empires territorial head batboy. Pete is over the moon at being a member of his favorite team, but he must still balance life at home and life in the big leagues as he faces the moral dilemmas and curve balls that life throws his way.