Day: September 30, 2019

Wrestling begins its new “crazy time”

Cody Rhodes fondly recalls the years when his dad’s crashy/smashy world soared.
That was when Dusty Rhodes was a World Championship Wrestling star. “From 1995 to 2001, it was the highest-rated show on TNT …. It was a crazy time for wrestling,” Cody said.
Now this may be Crazy Time II. Suddenly, wrestlers are filling up our TV sets.
That peaks Friday, when WWE’s “SmackDown” — which was confined to cable for two decades – moves to Fox. It’s a chance for WWE “to be a part of this talented, sports-obsessed network,” said Charlotte Flair (shown here), who (like her dad, Ric Flair) has been a pro-wrestling champion. Read more…

Best-bets for Oct. 2: Comedy, drama and an octopus

1) “Almost Family” debut, 9:01 p.m., Fox. For the first eight minutes, this seems like a pretty good romantic comedy. Julia (Brittany Snow, shown here) is an amiable redhead, racing (via bike) between a dating hook-up and a tribute for her dad. Then, suddenly, her world collapses. This is one of those rare shows that leaps between two kinds of drama – one gentle, the other packed with rage – plus comedy. It pulls it off, thanks to good writing and great acting, especially from Snow, Tim Hutton and Emily Osment. Read more…