That Was Then - new show on ABC
About the show.
Travis Glass is about to turn 30 and his life couldn't be worse. He's a door-to-door door salesman. He lives at home with his mom, Mickey, a widowed homemaker with a caustic wit. Meanwhile Claudia, the girl of his dreams, is married to Gregg, his obnoxious older brother.
Travis' descent into loserdom dates back to a fateful and humiliating week in high school. Now, on the eve of his birthday, Travis tells his best friend, Pinkus, that he wishes he had a second chance. Even though the quirky Ms. Frisch, his former English teacher, advises him to just enjoy the life he has, Travis wants to go back in time to win over Claudia …
That night, while lying on his bed listening to the '80s song "Do It Again" by The Kinks, a bolt of lightning hits the house. An electrical jolt sends Travis back in to 1988 — when he was 16 and hope was still alive, as was his dad, Gary "Double G" Glass.
But things don't go entirely as planned. With his first foray into the past, Travis manages to win then lose Claudia's affections, save a life, jeopardize his parents' marriage and inspire his class with his newfound wisdom. And Claudia and Gregg break up. Just when it seems that Travis will get his dream girl, he again hears The Kinks' tune and is immediately transported back to the present day.
Only this time he awakens to his smothering wife (not Claudia), their twin girls and his career as town mayor! Pinkus is no longer his buddy. Gregg and Claudia aren't married, but Travis' beloved nephew, Ethan, does not exist.
For Travis this new scenario is even worse than the life he started with. Now all he wants to do is go back in time once again and try to make everything right. But how can he put things right when every move he makes results in a new and totally unexpected future?