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Back in the Game: Sitcom Cancelled by ABC

Back in the Game sitcomABC has decided not to order any more episodes of Back in the Game, their Wednesday night sitcom. The network initially ordered 13 episodes and filming was completed yesterday.

Co-creator Robb Cullen broke the news about the cancellation on Twitter. He wrote, “So, ABC has decided NOT 2 move forward w @BackInTheGameTV 2 all of u fangles and friends, I can’t begin 2 thank u for all of ur support.” He later indicated that the remaining seven unaired installments are expected to be broadcast.

Airing out of The Middle, Back in the Game follows a single mother (Maggie Lawson) and her son (Griffin Gluck) who move in with her gruff father (James Caan). Despite having no experience, the boy desperately wants to play baseball so his mom, a former All Star, gets roped into coaching a new team of misfits. Others in the cast are Lenora Crichlow, Ben Koldyke, Kennedy Waite, J.J. Totah, Cooper Roth, and Brandon Salgado.

The sitcom debuted in late September to a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.01 million viewers. Unfortunately, the numbers have been dwindling downward since then.

What do you think? Are you sorry to hear that Back in the Game has been cancelled? Did you enjoy the show? Will you watch the remaining episodes?

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Stephanie Banks October 10, 2014 at 12:27 am

Of course it got cancelled, it was too clean for the amoral society which now exists. I really enjoyed watching the show with my husband and am sad to know it will not return. Shame on you ABC!


Rich Pulin July 29, 2014 at 11:48 am

“Back In The Game” was unfortunately canceled!
Had the producers known about my song “Back In
The Game”, which I wrote and recorded about 2 years
before the show was conceived, things might have turned
out differently!
Curious to know how it goes, here’s my “Back In The Game”,
unlike the tv show, still around!


FFLD May 18, 2014 at 6:27 pm

‘BITG” getting interesting and just started to create expectations for the next episode. When it got cancelled, just a thought in my mind, “Really, why? “Somebody’s” dirty game didn’t work out as that “somebody” expected!.


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