New Peaches, new problems: ‘A League of Their Own’ makes a successful move to TV –

It’s 1943, and Carson Shaw is running as fast as she can.

Specifically, she’s running to catch a train that will take her to Chicago for the tryouts of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, meant to fill a gap in baseball created when men who played professionally went off to war. This is how we begin the new Amazon series A League Of Their Own. Carson is played by Abbi Jacobson, late of Broad City, who co-created the series with Will Graham, a writer who’s worked on projects as varied as Onion SportsDome and Mozart In The Jungle. It’s a loving descendant of the 1992 film of the same name, as well as an ambitious effort to address its conspicuous gaps.

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