Loose “Cannon”: James Caan is a blast in ABC’s Back in the Game: Maggie Lawson (Psych) stars as a single mom who takes on managing her son’s little league team while trying to reconnect with her drunk, emotionally distant ex-ballplayer father (Caan).
Back in the Game
Premieres: Sept. 25
Airs: Wednesdays at 8:30pm ET/PT
Who’s In It? Maggie Lawson, James Caan, Lenora Crichlow, Griffin Gluck, Ben Koldyke
What’s It All About? Terry Gannon Jr. (Lawson) was a star softball player until having a child with a loser of a husband ruined her game. Terry and her son Danny are living with her emotionally crippling dad, “The Cannon” (Caan), a grizzled, hard-drinking former ballplayer who washed out on the field and as a father. When Danny and the other athletically challenged kids form their own baseball team, Terry agrees to be their coach. Aside from The Bad News Bears-style baseball high jinks, the series is an often touching story of a mother trying to break the Gannon cycle of bad parenting.
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Photo: © 2013 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. Credit: Kevin Foley