The Bad News Bears was a sitcom on CBS with 26 episodes, and was based on the movie with the same name. Jack Warden portrayed former minor-leaguer Morris Buttermaker, the coach of the Hoover Junior High Bears, a sorry bunch of youthful misfits and bumblers. 

The Bad News Bears  Comedy, Sport | 30min | TV Series (1979–1980) 6.8
Writers: Bob Brunner, Arthur SilverStars: Jack Warden, J. Brennan Smith, Tricia CastSummary: To avoid a year in jail, swimming pool cleaner Morris Buttermaker agrees to coach a Little League baseball team called the Bears. Unfortunately, the Bears are the worst team in the league, boasting a roster of the most inept and least disciplined players in school. Buttermaker, with the help of principal Rappant, eventually wins the respect of the Bears, and they even win a few games along the way.

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