Good Sports

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Good Sports
Genre Sitcom
Created by Alan Zweibel
Written by Larry Levin
Monica Johnson
Matt Wickline
Russ Woody
Ron Zimmerman
Alan Zweibel
Directed by Stan Lathan
Starring Ryan O'Neal
Farrah Fawcett
Theme music composer Andy Goldmark
Opening theme Good Sports
performed by Al Green
Composer(s) Robert Crew
Michael Tavera
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 15 (6 unaired)
Executive producer(s) Bernie Brillstein
Brad Grey
Alan Zweibel
Producer(s) Vic Kaplan
Ron Zimmerman
Cinematography Kenneth Peach, Jr.
Editor(s) Jerry Bixman
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) Boom Productions
Silly Robin Productions
Brillstein-Grey Productions
Original network CBS
Original release January 10 (1991-01-10) – July 13, 1991 (1991-07-13)

Good Sports is an American sitcom that aired on the CBS network in 1991, starring Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal. It was Fawcett's only scripted TV series after Charlie's Angels.


The show features the two main characters, Bobby Tannen (O'Neal), a once-famous former football player for the Green Bay Packers gone to seed and Gayle Roberts (Fawcett), an ex-Miss America, as mismatched anchors on an all-sports cable network, Mr. Downtown Bobby Tannen and Ms. Gayle Roberts. Bobby is a self-possessed jock, constantly worried about himself and his image. Gayle is the more down to earth and level-headed of the two. Both characters were concerned with the ratings of their sports show, outwardly disliking each other but nonetheless mutually attracted.[1]

Supporting cast[edit]

The premiere installment also included:

Reception and cancellation[edit]

Good Sports premiered as a mid-season replacement on January 10, 1991.[2] Reviews were generally mixed and ratings were low. After the ratings failed to improve, CBS canceled the series. The final episode, "A Class Act", aired on July 13, 1991.

Production notes[edit]

The 30-minute Brillstein-Grey production[3] was created by Alan Zweibel and directed by Stan Lathan. The series' theme song was performed by Al Green.


Episode # Episode title
1-1 "Pros and Ex-Cons"
1-2 "Gayle Wouldn't Do That"
1-3 "The Bigger They Are, the Harder They Hit"
1-4 "John McKinney Is a No Yes Man"
1-5 "The Reviews Are In"
1-6 "A Kiss Is Just a Kiss"
1-7 "The Cincinnati Kids"
1-8 "The Moody Blues Swing"
1-9 "A Book Is Just a Book"
1-10 "Electricity"
1-11 "Movin' In"
1-12 "Love Means Never Having to Say You're Happy"
1-13 "Bobby and Gayle Go on a Date"
1-14 "The Return of Nick"
1-15 "A Class Act"


  1. ^ Ken Tucker (January 25, 1991). ""Sports" Report". Entertainment Weekly. 
  2. ^ Chapman, Art (December 22, 1990). "Santa: Brings Mid-Season Replacements". Herald-Journal. pp. B5. 
  3. ^ "A Hollywood Hotshot Without a Hit Starmaker, Brad Grey is Struggling on the Production Line"., Marc Gunther, Henry Goldblatt, September 29, 1997. September 29, 1997. 

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