Air Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#2J5341) "Pilot"
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"Pilot" - A legendary entrepreneur in the sports retail world, Hank Pryor, and his wife, Tilly, have been living the high life in New York City. That is until Hank is forced out of his CEO job and has to downsize and move his family back home to the small town of River Bend, Virginia, on the premiere of "Hank," WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

A self-made man, Hank is used to being the boss. But now that he's lost almost everything, is he up for the even bigger challenge of being a husband and father? While Tilly regrets having to leave the glitz of New York City to move back to her hometown, Hank is gung-ho to relaunch his career in the place where it all began for him. Unfortunately this also means having to spend way too much time with his brother-in-law, Grady, who delights in Hank's recent misfortunes. Hank struggles to find common ground with his kids -- offbeat son Henry, who would rather play with action figures than toss a baseball with his dad, and daughter Maddie, a hip, New York City teen in whose eyes Hank can do no right. But every great businessman knows that the key to success is to turn setbacks into opportunities. It may take a while for this corporate giant to figure out how to mingle with the little people -- like his family -- but Hank's up for the challenge, a man who feels he is destined to return to greatness. And he is. It's just not the greatness he imagined.

"Hank" stars Kelsey Grammer as Hank Pryor, Melinda McGraw as Tilly Pryor, David Koechner as Grady Funk, Jordan Hinson as Maddie Pryor and Nathan Gamble as Henry Pryor.

"Pilot" was written by Tucker Cawley and directed by Andrew Weyman.

The series is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with McMonkey Inc., Grammnet Productions, Werner Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television. It is written by Tucker Cawley. Tom Werner, Tucker Cawley, Kelsey Grammer and Mike Clements serve as executive producers.

For more information on "Hank," visit ABC.com.

"Hank" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's Selected HD Format, with 5.1 channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.

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