Watch the Pilots of New ABC Sitcoms The Goldbergs, Trophy Wife, and Back in the Game Now (VIDEO)

ABC has decided to get a jump-start (read: cheat) on its fall premieres by releasing three of its new pilots online ahead of their scheduled debuts. The pilots of The GoldbergsTrophy Wife, and Back in the Game are all available to stream online (via Hulu) RIGHT NOW. But instead of making you surf the internet looking for them, we've kindly gathered all three episodes right here. Give 'em a look-see and then let us know what you think in the comments!


The Goldbergs (September 24 at 9pm)


Trying to recapture the spirit of the long-lost 1980s, including the feel-good nature of that decade's television, The Goldbergs hits all the right marks, with a classic overbearing matriarch (Wendi McLendon-Covey), a hot-tempered father (Jeff Garlin), a wacky grandparent figure (George Segal), and three children who have nothing in common but their genes. Ahh, I can smell the nostalgia already.


Trophy Wife (September 24 at 9:30pm)


Malin Akerman helms Trophy Wife as reformed party girl Kate. She marries Bradley Whitford's Pete after meeting him where all true love stories begin: in a bar, while singing karaoke. The only problem is that Pete's been married a couple of times before, so Kate soon finds herself with a large extended family that includes three stepchildren and two ex-wives. And one of those ex-wives is played by Marcia Gay Harden, so Kate's got her work cut out for her. With help from her best friend Meg (Natalie Morales), Kate must figure out how to navigate her new family.


Back in the Game (September 25 at 8:30pm)


Back in the Game stars Psych's Maggie Lawson as Terry, a good old-fashioned tomboy who was raised by a father who clearly wanted a son instead of daughter. Her full name is Terry Gannon, Jr., so don't try to fight me on this. Terry was an all-star softball player in her youth, but now she's living the life of a single mother who's forced to move back in with daddy (James Caan) after finalizing her divorce from a lousy, cheating husband. Her son, Danny (Griffin Gluck), apparently has no baseball skills whatsoever (poor guy), but he's determined to play anyway. When Danny and his equally-terrible-at-baseball group of friends don't make their local team, Terry reluctantly agrees to coach a second team made up of all the outcasts. 


What'd you think? Did you like any of these pilots enough to stick around for Episode 2?

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Back in the Game writers need their mouths washed out w/soap for such an early timeslot - put them on after 11pm and it might be OK - offensive material for a sitcom.
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I just watched the Trophy Wife pilot and I didn't expect to be that entertained! Sure, there were some predictable scenes and situations but I didn't feel overwhelmed with the cast. There were about 8 main characters I think but it felt really natural to see them interact. And that last scene with the hide-a-key was really, really funny.
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the trohpy girls is the only one i see it will have a future, back in the game has one of my favorite actor James Caan, but lets see what it has for the next episode.
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Goldbergs pilot was decent, but not good as The Wonder Years. I lived through the (19)80s ;)
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Trophy was pretty good, predictable but funny, it has potential, the wife that was I guess the zen type pacifist mother was annoying; but other than that no complaints.

The Goldbergs: I watched for Wendy M. she was very funny during her time on Reno 911 and in Bridesmaids. but this show already had one strike against it with me, I'm not a fan of period comedies that includes Everybody Hates Chris and The Carrie Diaries; I like my comedy in the present but I gave it a chance and it just was predictable and unfunny. I did not laugh once. It will most likely be cancelled.

Back in the Game made me laugh but I'm on the fence; it made me uncomfortable at times and has the potential to be a racist, prejudice, stereotypical nightmare. I don't have a problem with gays "at all" but two kids kissing "For no apparent reason" made me feel like a pedophile. Even the actors and characters couldn't seem to make sense of the moment. Also a show that seems primed for Diversity has a sever lack of black characters. Even Lenora Critchlow (the black mom) has a white kid. He doesn't even look biracial. I know I loved Lenora in BBC's Being Human; but this here is a complete miss. Other moments I didn't like included the fat kid being made fun of by James Caan; I'm a personal trainer so I help people lose weight everyday but pointing out that someone is fat as a joke seems more cruel than funny. Then there's the minagerie of kids, so the Latino kid is an outcast cause he's Latino? The list goes on and on. I had my fingers crossed for bad news bears and just got bad news. However because I laughed I think the show has potential; but just like shows like Glee; what happens when the kids grow up? Will the show then coach college baseball? They also showed no potential so are we going to see them lose games every week, how fast will that get old? It's just a pilot so fingers crossed for episode 2 but I'm only giving it 3 episodes for improvement. 2 if the ratings signal it's cancellation.

So all in all I give Trophy Wife 7 out of 10, Back in the game 5 out of 10 and the Goldbergs a 1 out of 10, the 1 is for showing the real family at the end. That was the only surprise. Not sure how one of the sons will feel being replaced by a fictional daughter.
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I actually enjoyed Trophy Wife and Back in the Game more than I thought that I would. I couldn't even finish The Goldbergs. I just hated it. Not sure if either will make it on the watch list permanently yet, but there is no chance I could watch The Goldbergs.
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I loved The Goldbergs but people hating on it in the comments makes me think it will probably get cancelled. The other two are just meh, nothing special to me.
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The Goldbergs isn't a perfect show by far (my god, I can't stand the brother), but it gave me that warm-fuzzy feeling, so it was good enough for me to stick around for when it starts airing.
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thanks. trophy wife isn't even featured on hulu's front page currently and I also wouldn't have had a reason to visit their site until tomorrow night.
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I couldn't watch them through Hulu, but I just saw the Trophy Wife pilot (through other means) and it was okay. I know having it be hectic and frantic is a part of the plot (3 step kids and 2 ex wives and 1 best friend), but I could do with less of it... I got a headache in a couple scenes with about 7 different characters all talking over one another. But assuming they find a good pacing and a way to involve these characters without involving them all at once, I can imagine myself kinda liking it.

I guess Marcia Gay Harden's character is a necessary contrast to the flake ex-wife and the current young-n-hot wife but she was boring and kinda annoying. Then again, the flake ex-wife was kinda annoying too. I could do with less of them, despite the fact that the end tag was pretty funny.
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And of course we'll have to wait for The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D! Sadistic jerks!!!!!!!!!!!
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Back in the game - 7/10 =Will probably improve,
James Caan was very good, timing and delivery were spot on
Maggie Lawson was ok, she didnt have much to work with, was more of a foil than a leading character.
None of the supporting cast stood out yet

Trophy Wife - 6/10
Bradley Whitford's character and the 2nd wife have good chemistry
Malin Akerman tries, but her parts arent funny enough or awkward enough to be memorable.
If they try more for a warm family comedy vibe and less culture clash, it may improve
The final scene with the 2nd wife in the garden was the best scene

The Goldbergs - 4/10 = probably cancelled
No stand outs and no charm. They try and mix Malcolm in the middle and the Wonder Years, but fail - poor acting, poor writing and poor directing.
This lacks the warmth of the other pilots
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I LOVED the hide-a-key scene too.

I agree with your ratings, except The Goldbergs. I would give it a 2.
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I think the 2nd wife could become an audience favorite in Trophy Wife

Upon reflection I agree with your rating of The Goldbergs
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The whole time watching the Goldbergs I was hoping too see a Fred Savage cameo. See Wonder Years for nostalgia done right. Also, was it Richard Dreyfus on the voiceover? Cuz that was the only thing good about it.
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I just watched part of The Ferris Buehler episode and I was thinking Richard Dreyfuss as well. :) Glad my mind isn't the only one that went there.
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It was Patton Oswalt on the voiceover. And he couldn't even make me stick with it.
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I can't watch a single trailer :( Out of area.
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Watched the first two, I think ABC might be in trouble comedy-wise, though the Neighbors did pleasantly surprise me last year. I think the Goldbergs is the most promising of the two, mainly because Marcia Gay Harden in Trophy Wife instantly reminds me of her horrible character in "the Mist." Where's Toby Jones when you need him?
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Haha, I hated her character in The Mist too. She plays that stuck-up role really well... but I hate it.
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I may giver all the of them a shot.
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All gonners!
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They all sound like meh.
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I must say I'm thoroughly surprised to have enjoyed all three of these! The Goldbergs and Back in the Game had me genuinely laughing at some points, and Trophy Wife was the one I laughed at the most! And since I've said I've probably screwed myself over considering the comedies on ABC I like the most either get cancelled (Happy Endings, I may or may not still be bitter), or get shitty treatment suddenly (Suburgatory). Hope they do well though! I'll give each of them the 4 episode test!
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I read a report a while back that the step-daughter had been recast in Trophy Wife, yet its the same actress that was in the promos from back in May. Is this the pilot ABC will air when it premieres later this month?
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Goldbergs wasn't as awful as I'd expected, but still wasn't good. Back in the Game was a little on the mediocre side, but has heart, so I'll give it a chance. Trophy Wife seemed a little hectic and had too much going on for a first episode, but I love the cast and LOL'd a few times, so I'm in.
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Have seen the Trophy wife and will most certainly not waste anymore time with that show.
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The Goldbergs sounds like a Jewish version of The Wonder Years...which I'm pretty sure Fox already had and cancelled.

We don't want Oliver Beene 2.0, ABC.
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Thin i'll be tuning in to Back in the game...its twistedly funny.Plus,i like Maggie and James.Looking forward to seeing how the Angles turn out lol.
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Yeah, James Caan killed me.
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Yay early pilots to watch. Now can we please have early previews for pilots we actually want to watch. Last year we got revolution how about the S.H.I.E.L.D one or Being Human or Blacklist or Tomorrow People or anything but these 3.
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My exact thought. Don't want to wade through their crappy series, just want the interesting ones.
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I watched all 3. The Goldbergs was okay I guess but it wasn't for me. I wanted to like Back in the game because of Maggie Lawson but I didn't like the pilot that much but i will give it the 4 episode test. I hope it gets better. I really didn't think I was going to like Trophy Wife but out of all 3 I like this one the best. I don't know if I liked it enough to watch the whole season but also going to give this the 4 episode test too.
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I enjoyed Trophy Wife more than I thought I would. Back in the Game too. I will give them a shot. The Goldbergs, for me, it was just terrible. I can't give it the 4 ep test, because I couldn't even watch the entire pilot.
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People, please! When are you going to realise that in the 21st century and at this level of global information exchange, it is beyond ridiculous to restrict a simple video based on geographical location...Come on! The Internet is available all over the world, not just in the USA...Have mercy on the rest of us who don't live there!
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They are already posted on other websites tha upload tv show websites you just have to look for it. Go to tv links, project free etc.
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Thanks, I know that. But I still don't find it adequate that there should be restrictions for such things. It is inconvenient and unfair, at the very least, that I am reading an article and want to click the link embedded on it, just as everyone else would, only to find that "quelle surprise", it's not available in your region, because it is outside US. Anyway, thank you for the suggestion.
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i'm from outside the US and it doesn't bother me at all
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I can't watch them cause I'm not in US but the only one that sounds remotely interesting is Back in the Game.
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It was funny.
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Good move, ABC.
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You know where my next click is going to take me after reading this article, don't you? ;)
I ease my conscience by telling to myself that since i'am from Argentina i can give a good "word to mouth" before the shows are even scheduled to air in Latin america (which i do for many of them), but that only happens whe i like the shows i get to watch "in advance"
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Nobody in Canada can watch any of these pilots before they air, so it's up to you Yanks to let me know how they are, so.....go!
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They are already posted on other websites tha upload tv show websites you just have to look for it. Go to tv links, project free etc.
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