James Caan & Maggie Lawson in "Back in the Game"
He's best known for his role in "The Godfather" film. She was a fan favorite on "Psych". They're now together on the new ABC show, "Back in the Game." James Caan and Maggie Lawson joined us to talk about their irreverent new show, why it hits close to home and what it's like to work together.
Here's what the show is about: Terry Gannon Jr. was an All Star softball player until life threw her a couple of curve balls -- a baby, a lost college scholarship and a cheating loser for a husband. After striking out on her own, Terry and her son, Danny, move back in with her estranged father, Terry Sr., aka "The Cannon". The Cannon is an opinionated, beer-guzzling, ex-athlete who never quite made the cut either as a single father or professional baseball player. As hard as Terry tries to keep Danny away from the sports-driven lifestyle that corrupted her youth, Danny continues to be interested in baseball, if only to gain attention from his new crush, Vanessa. Danny's stunning lack of baseball skills (he doesn't even know which hand the mitt goes on) makes him the laughing stock of the field, and of his grandfather's living room. When Danny and a group of other athletically-challenged hopefuls fail to make the local youth baseball team, coached by Terry's new rival, Dick Slingbaugh, Danny's disappointment forces Terry to face her past. So when Lulu, the wealthy parent of another child who didn't make the cut, volunteers to finance a new team for the rejected kids, Terry reluctantly offers to coach the team of misfits.
For more information, visit the show's website.