Battle of the Network Stars

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Battle of the Network Stars is a series of competitions in which television stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC would compete in various sporting events.wikipedia
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Battle of the Network Reality Stars

All-Star Reality Reunion
In 2005, Bravo premiered a revived version of the show named Battle of the Network Reality Stars.
Based on the popular 1970s and 1980s television competition Battle of the Network Stars, the show consisted of thirty-three competitors from several different reality television shows.

Battle of the Gridiron Stars

Also in 2005, ESPN premiered a short-lived, sports-themed spinoff version of Battle of the Network Stars as Battle of the Gridiron Stars where it features twenty players from the AFC and NFC competing in a variety of tasks that had nothing to do with football.
The program, which takes its inspiration from the likes of Battle of the Network Stars and The Superstars, is produced by IMG, the world's leading sports management firm.

Mike Greenberg

When ABC revived the program as a weekly series in 2017, Mike Greenberg and Joe Tessitore took over the hosting duties.
He also co-hosts Battle of the Network Stars with Joe Tessitore.

Adrienne Barbeau

Barbeau was cast in numerous television films and series such as The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Valentine Magic on Love Island and Battle of the Network Stars.

Tug of war

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After the regular events were over, the lowest scoring network was eliminated from further competition and the two remaining networks determined the day's winner with the final event, the Tug-Of-War.
Between 1976 and 1988 Tug of War was a regular event during the television series Battle of the Network Stars.

Gabe Kaplan

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From 1976–78 and again in 1981, Kaplan participated in the ABC celebrity athletic competition Battle of the Network Stars.

LeVar Burton

Aftermath
Burton played a role as a visitor to Fantasy Island, was a participant in Battle of the Network Stars, a guest of the Muppet Show's televised premiere party for the release of The Muppet Movie, and a frequent guest on several game shows.

Robert Hegyes

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While on the show, he was the key force of the winning tug-of-war team on the 1976 edition of Battle of the Network Stars.

Kristy McNichol

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She appeared on talk shows such as The Mike Douglas Show and Dinah!, and made several appearances on Battle of the Network Stars and other celebrity-based sports shows.

Lou Ferrigno

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In November 1978 and again in May 1979 Ferrigno appeared in Battle of the Network Stars.

Scott Baio

From 1979 to 1984, Baio made seven appearances on Battle of the Network Stars; six as a competitor for the ABC team (once as team captain) and one as co-host with Howard Cosell.

Charlene Tilton

Tilton also appeared on game shows, such as Family Feud, Battle of the Network Stars, Hollywood Squares, Pyramid, 1 vs. 100 and Catch 21 including being a panelist on the 1979–1982 syndicated version of Match Game.

Howard Cosell

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Sports broadcaster Howard Cosell hosted or co-hosted all but one of the first nineteen competitions (he did not host the 1985 edition due to a falling-out with ABC, but he returned for the final edition in 1988), and commented on the action with a semi-serious version of the style for which he was famous.
Beginning in 1976, Cosell hosted a series of specials known as Battle of the Network Stars.

Robert Conrad

In the late 1970s, he served as the captain of the NBC team for six editions of Battle of the Network Stars.

Susan Richardson

In her Eight Is Enough heyday, Richardson appeared in two installments of Battle of the Network Stars (May 1979 and December 1980), as well as numerous appearances on The $20,000 Pyramid, Password Plus, and Match Game, in addition to a one-hour All-Star episode of Family Feud in 1978 and a three-episode celebrity tournament on the daytime version in May 1979.

Danielle Brisebois

Brisebois appeared in several episodes of Battle of the Network Stars and Circus of the Stars in the early 1980s and played the daughter of William Devane's character on Knots Landing in the series' fifth season.

Joe Tessitore

When ABC revived the program as a weekly series in 2017, Mike Greenberg and Joe Tessitore took over the hosting duties.
In 2017, he became the co-host of ABC's Battle of the Network Stars, a reboot of the Howard Cosell led celebrity classic from the 1970s and 80s.

Melissa Gilbert

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Gilbert had met Boxleitner as a teenager when they both were on Battle of the Network Stars when Gilbert introduced herself, and she had a pin-up of him in her locker.

Pepperdine University

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The venue remains Pepperdine University, as was the original.
* Battle of the Network Stars (1976–1988; 2017–) and Zoey 101 (2005–2008) were filmed on the campus.