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[06/12/17 - 08:03 AM]
ABC Announces the 100 TV Stars in Pursuit of Athletic Glory With the Premiere of "Battle of the Network Stars" on June 29
The 10-episode summer event will pit teams of current and classic TV stars from multiple eras and different genres against one another in a variety of athletic games.

[05/30/17 - 10:31 AM]
ABC Announces the Hosts, Reporters and Team Captains for the Return of "Battle of the Network Stars," Premiering on June 29
The hosts will be Mike Greenberg and Joe Tessitore; Cassidy Hubbarth and Cari Champion will be the sideline reporters; plus DeMarcus Ware and Ronda Rousey will be the team captains.

[04/13/17 - 12:37 PM]
ABC Announces Summer Premiere Dates
Highlights include the new dramas "Somewhere Between" and "Still Star-Crossed" on Monday nights.

[03/02/17 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 2
Updates include: "The Big Bang Theory" prequel finds its leads; Starz pulls out of "The One Percent"; and Alice Eve to star in "Hannah Royce's Questionable Choices" at CBS.







BATTLE OF THE NETWORK STARS (ABC)
Premieres Thursday, June 29
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/29/17 - ???
STATUS:
new this summer (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) The '70s and '80s television pop-culture classic, "Battle of the Network Stars," is revived when it returns to television this summer. "Battle of the Network Stars" is a nostalgic throwback to the original series where TV celebrities blended athleticism with hilarious antics. The 10-episode summer event will pit teams of current and classic TV stars from multiple eras and different genres against one another in a variety of athletic games. Viewers can look forward to seeing a fresh take at some of the classic show's sporting "events" like Tug o' War, the Obstacle Course and the Dunk Tank. In the original "Battle of the Network Stars," TV stars representing the three major networks at that time - ABC, CBS and NBC - teamed up to compete in physical challenges that were originally broadcast on ABC starting in 1976 and continuing for 13 years. Legendary sports broadcaster Howard Cosell hosted all but one of those 19 episodes, commenting on the action with a semi-serious version of the style for which he was famous.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Cari Champion as Reporter
· Cassidy Hubbarth as Reporter
· DeMarcus Ware as Captain
· Joe Tessitore as Host
· Mike Greenberg as Host
· Ronda Rousey as Captain
CREW INFORMATION:
· Andrew Glassman as EP
· Chris Carlson as EP
· Michael Antinoro as EP
· Will Staeger as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Glassman Media
· IMG Media