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Exclusive: Get a Sneak Peek at ABC's Back in the Game

Sep 18, 2013 11:48 AM ET
by Liz Raftery

Maggie Lawson, James Caan

Play ball!

On ABC’s new comedy Back in the GameMaggie Lawson stars as Terry Gannon Jr., a single mom who finds herself down on her luck and moves back in with her estranged father, Terry Sr. (James Caan), an ex-athlete nicknamed “The Cannon.”

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A former softball All-Star herself, Terry ends up coaching her son Danny’s (Griffin Gluck) baseball team — which, based on the exclusive sneak peek below, makes the Bad News Bears look like the New York Yankees. Watch Terry meet the “Angles” for the first time in the clip below:

As a former Little League coach, Caan brings a unique expertise to the role. “I was not quite The Cannon, but I was enthusiastic,” he said at the Television Critics Association press tour last month. “I got thrown out three times. I chased two of the umpires over the fence with a baseball bat.”

Check out the poster for Back in the Game below:

Back in the Game premieres Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 8:30/7:30c on ABC.


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