ABC: 'Back in the Game,' 'Super Fun Night' Receive Script Orders


Super Fun Night


They were both shows that people expected to receive an early axing, this season. Now, against expectations, two ABC comedies--'Super Fun Night' and 'Back in the Game'--have received script orders to increase their seasons. ABC has only ordered two more scripts of each series; this isn't like they have been renewed, or anything. Still, the order puts the writers and the actors back to work and shows a great deal of confidence from the ABC brass. 'Super Fun Night' and 'Back in the Game' are being given the opportunity to prove themselves. 

This announcement follows ABC's order last week for three more scripts from both 'The Goldbergs' and 'The Trophy Wife.' This is a network that is proud of its new batch of comedies. Still, logic would dictate that at least one of these four series will fail to see the light of a second season. Place your bets, ladies and gents!

'Super Fun Night' is a comedy vehicle for feature film character actor Rebel Wilson as Junior Attorney Kimmie Boubier. Kimmie and her two best friends, Helen-Alice and Marika, have hadBack in the Game a standing date every Friday night for the last 13 years. They even have a motto for what they call "Friday Night Fun Night": "Always together! Always Inside!" Now that Kimmie has been promoted, she tries to convince her friends to take their super fun night on the road. 

'Back in the Game' is a series that failed to impress, early on. Terry (Maggie Lawson) is a single mother reeling from a messy divorce, forced to move her and her son into her father's house. Terry's father--who still goes by his old baseball nickname, The Cannon (James Caan)--is a gruff, stereotypical sports-dad who was tough on Terry and forced her to play baseball. Terry hates the game and doesn't want The Cannon putting her son through the same fate... but is drawn back into the sport by coaching Danny's (Griffin Gluck) little league team. The team that Terry takes over is comprised of the misfit kids rejected from the town's competitive team. 

Have either of these shows captured your attention? Which would you most like to see survive for Season 2? 


- Super Fun Night
- Back In The Game
- Rebel Wilson
- James Caan

Written by: bad_subject
Oct 23rd, 2013, 5:56 am

Images courtesy of ABC


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Message Posted On Oct 24th, 2013, 11:04 am

I like them all :) (then, I usually like most everything, I give them a chance). My favorite of the four is Back in the Game. It has heart, it's gotten better, and it has comedy potential long term. Super Fun Night is promising, but it feels like a gimmick at times (trying so hard to be be a misfit comedy that it becomes a formula). Trophy Wife and The Goldbergs come next for me. 


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Message Posted On Oct 23rd, 2013, 7:44 pm

"shows a great deal of confidence from the ABC brass"


Hummm. Seems we have different points of view. To me, if the ABC brass had "a great deal of confidence" in either show, they would have given the show a full season order, not just two additional scripts. Two additional scripts says "We're about to cancel you, but we're generous enough to give you two more chances to prove yourselves. Good're going to need it."



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Message Posted On Oct 23rd, 2013, 5:29 pm

'Super Fun Night' is way over the top... 'Back in the Game' has gotten better and stepped back from the kids and started to go in the right direction, dealling with the family...


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Since: 02/Apr/13
Message Posted On Oct 23rd, 2013, 5:16 pm

Cant help but feel ABC simply dont have anything in reserve,bar suburgatory (thats looking like a great move to hold that one over given how poorly these 4 seem to be doing),i just cant see any of these comedies coming back for season 2 without series work being done to them,a really poor fall so far.


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