A true TV sex symbol

It must be true; Rosa Blasi was on a team called “TV Sex Symbols” for the 2017 revival of Battle of the Network Stars, at the tender age of, um, forty-three. Of course, she’s been all over the small screen: first seen on the CBS soap The Bold and the Beautiful, she landed herself a long-term gig (seven seasons) on Lifetime’s Strong Medicine as a doctor running a free clinic on the wrong side of town.

Doctor Lu’s polar opposite, perhaps, is Barb Thunderman on the only-just-wrapped Nickelodeon sitcom The Thundermans, about a family with super-ish powers living unnoticed in a quiet suburb. (Of course, if all suburbs are quiet, none of them are.)

Rosa Blasi on the red carpet

Rosa Blasi stretches out

Rosa Blasi at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards

Rosa Blasi with a copy of her book

The book she’s holding in that bottom photo is her comic memoir Jock Itch: The Misadventures of a Retired Jersey Chaser (2011), which possibly may contain a reference to her first husband, New York Giants fullback Jim Finn; they had split in 2008.

Barb Thunderman’s maiden name, should you be curious, is “McBooger.”


  1. McG »

    5 September 2017 · 11:51 am

    the 2017 revival of Battle of the Network Stars

    First I’ve heard of it, and I used to watch the originals the way my dad and brother watched football on TV.

    Network marketing ain’t what it used to be.

  2. fillyjonk »

    5 September 2017 · 12:38 pm

    First I’ve heard of it, too. (And I can’t hear the name without thinking of the – I think it was SNL? – parody, the “battle of the network T’s and A’s.” Though I guess the “jiggle tv” era is long gone, or at least has become more subtle.)

  3. Roger Green »

    5 September 2017 · 7:53 pm

    The Thundermans. Gah! My daughter watched it, and just a little bit of me died each time I was stuck in the room…

  4. CGHill »

    5 September 2017 · 9:17 pm

    At least it’s out of production.

  5. ETat »

    6 September 2017 · 6:08 am

    Ay, a unibrow
    and she forgot to put on her dress (how I understand her…that’s my secret fear @ morning rush)

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