Picks and Pans Review: Good Sports
CBS (Thursdays, 9:30 P.M. ET)
A spry, slightly addled, new sitcom about battling co-anchors at an all-sports cable television network stars Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal. (Has anyone noticed how much O'Neal has come to resemble Doug McClure?) She's a former model; he's a dissolute ex-receiver for the Jets.
Neither Fawcett nor O'Neal is an adept comic, but each possesses inexhaustible charm. Curiously, there isn't much chemistry evident between them.
The humor gets goofy at times, but the supporting cast is quite strong, including Brian Doyle-Murray, Cleavant Derricks and Lane Smith, who, as the glib station owner, steals the show. Best of all there's a spine-tingling theme song sung by the Rev. Al Green.
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