CBS has a new show starting tonight, March 31st, at 9:30/8:30c based on the life of Tom Smallwood, laid off auto factory worker here in nearby Saginaw, MI that decides to take a risk and become a professional bowler.
I have no idea if the show will be good, but Tom is a good friend of mine so I wanted to at least make people aware of it! It sounds like it has at least a well known and decent cast and writers, so hopefully it will become a success for at least a little while. There is a lot of excitement around here because of it.
Tom is a super likable guy in real life, down to earth and humble and extremely talented. They have been trying to get his story as a movie or show for quite some time and with it being a comedy I am not sure how it will be received. Hopefully it will be a good fit!
Myself, being a close to pro level bowler with pro level knowledge of the game, the trailers make me cringe horribly, but maybe it will find a niche with some people and the family atmosphere I believe they are trying to put forth will carry it through.