Number Of Episodes: 5
Stars: Maggie Lawson, James Caan, Griffin Gluck, Ben Koldyke, Lenors Crichlow, Cooper Roth, J.J. Totah, Kennedy Waite
Premise: Terry Gannon, a recently divorced woman (Maggie Lawson), and her son Danny (Griffin Gluck) leave Michigan and reluctantly move in with her father "The Cannon" (James Caan). She resents her father and blames him for her being damaged. (He took her to Mexico and left her with a team mascot while he was in jail when she was younger and later he failed to go to her college baseball games). After Danny fails to make his school baseball team Terry decides to become the coach for the league of misfits that didn't make the team despite wanting to forget baseball. Now Terry must wrestle living with her dad, being a mom and playing coach.
Worst moment from the latest episode: Another week, another one of the Cannon's unorthodox parenting lessons. This time he was trying to teach Danny a lesson by making him steal (this wouldn't make sense even if we gave you context). When a supermarket shopper spots the Cannon stuffing food down Danny's sweater, he threatens to beat him up with his fists, whom he calls Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser: "Now you better get out of here before we get 'Mad About You.'" It's hard to choose which was more of a clunker, the Cannon's line or this terrible '90s sitcom. We call foul.
Prognosis: Back in the Game is, for a lack of better words, still in the game. Its survived other fallen shows, but continues to show a lack of progress. This week's rating for the James Caan spearheaded show fell slightly from 1.8 to 1.7 in the adult demographic. The show's going to have to stop relying on the foul-mouthed Cannon if it's going to be a series contender.