Question: What was the name of the sports-based sitcom that starred Farrah Fawcett? It probably aired in the late '80s or early '90s. Thanks for your help.


Answer: No problem, Greg. The show was called Good Sports. It launched on CBS in January 1991 and featured Fawcett as a supermodel-turned-sportscaster on a ESPN-like cable network. Fawcett's character, Gayle Roberts, was paired with Bobby Tannen, a dim but charming ex-football star played by Ryan O'Neal.

The setup was that Gayle and Bobby had enjoyed a weekend fling in college, but he didn't recall it at all, which, of course, infuriated her. But that little complication didn't stop her from falling for him a second time, and the romantic tension, coupled with guest spots from real-life sports stars and a supporting cast that included such notables as Freaks and Geeks cocreator Paul Feig, Brian Doyle-Murray (Get a Life) and William Katt (The Greatest American Hero), made for a series that wasn't bad but didn't score enough points to survive. It was benched in mid-July.