Get Ready For Another Television Reboot on ABC


The network that is giving us new episodes of Roseanne, American Idol, Match Game, The Gong Show, Pyramid and even a remake of Dirty Dancing is taking recycling to the next level.

The next show that is coming back is Battle of the Network Stars.

I’ll be honest, I don’t even remember this show ever being on before, because it hasn’t been on TV for about 30 years.

The premise, 100 stars will be split into teams to compete against each other in a set of athletic challenges (like tug of war, archery, obstacle course, and more).

Here’s a look at the teams & match-ups according to Entertainment Weekly:

  • TV Sex Symbols (Keegan AllenTraci BinghamRosa BlasiBrant DaughertyGalen Gering) vs. Variety (Joanna KrupaNick LacheyVanessa LacheyGilles MariniJack Osbourne)
  • TV Sitcoms (Todd BridgesLeigh-Allyn BakerDave FoleyWillie GarsonJenna von Oy) vs. Cops (Erik EstradaLarry WilcoxKelly HuJodi Lyn O’KeefeLorenzo Lamas)
  • TV Moms & Dads (Chad LoweGreg EviganTed McGinleyLesley FeraJackee Harry) vs. TV Kids (Jimmie Walker, Mackenzie Phillips, Jonathan Lipnicki, Krista Marie Yu, Jeremy Miller)
  • Famous TV Families (Danny Bonaduce, Barry Williams, Beverley Mitchell, Willie Aames, Charlene Tilton) vs. Doctors (Danny Bonaduce, Barry Williams, Beverley Mitchell, Willie Aames, Charlene Tilton)
  • TV Lifeguards (David Chokachi, Brande Roderick, Parker Stevenson, Nicole Eggert, Gena Lee Nolin) vs. Troublemakers (Vivica A. Fox, Paul Johansson, John Barrowman, Julie Benz, Catherine Bach)
  • Sci-Fi Fantasy (Lou Ferrigno, Vinnie Jones, Charisma Carpenter, Kevin Sorbo, Jill Wagner) vs. Cops (Marisol Nichols, Roma Maffia, Adrian Zmed, Fred Dryer, Ryan Paevey)
  • TV Sitcoms (Bronson Pinchot, Tom Arnold, Dave Coulier, A.J. Michalka, Tracey Gold) vs. TV Kids (Joey Lawrence, Corbin Bleu, Nolan Gould, Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields)
  • Primetime Soaps (Ian Ziering, Josh Henderson, Gabrielle Carteris, Donna Mills, Mischa Barton) vs. ABC Stars (Olivia d’Abo, Shari Belafonte, Michael Fishman, Jason Hervey, Anson Williams)
  • White House Shows (Cornelius Smith Jr., Marlee Matlin, Joshua Malina, LaMonica Garrett, Mary McCormack) vs. Lawyers (Elisabeth Rohm, Corbin Bernsen, Matt McGorry, Romi Dias, Catherine Bell)
  • Variety (Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, Adrienne Houghton, Cameron Mathison, Kelly Osbourne) vs. ABC Stars (Ted Lange, Troy Gentile, Jill Whelan, Denise Richards, Joely Fisher)

Battle of the Network Stars will return to ABC on June 29th.  Set your DVR now!


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