Love is in the air this season. The new fall lineup has no fewer than four romantic comedies. But they're not all merely "boy meets girl" stories — though there's plenty of déjà vu. Here is our handy guide to help you navigate TV's detours of the heart.
ABC's innocuous new sitcom about likable underdogs, Back in the Game, could just as easily be called "Luck of the Draw." This Bad News Bears-lite gets a major assist right out of the gate with an enviable time period (Wednesday, 8:30/7:30c) sandwiched between TV's best family comedies, The Middle and Modern Family. Which could always backfire, of course, if the show doesn't live up to ratings expectations, and while this Little League comedy doesn't quite measure up to the big leagues, we shouldn't be surprised if family audiences rally around the team, turning a solid base hit into something potentially worthy of extra innings.read more
On the baseball diamond behind 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles, James Caan is consoling 11-year-old Riley Kehoe. It's the second week of production on ABC's new Little League comedy, Back in the Game, and the camera has just stopped rolling on a scene in which Riley collides with his twin brother and fellow actor, Griffin. Riley hit the dirt hard, so Caan steps in with a bit of advice. "Next time, take him out" ...read more