When Battle of the Network Stars hit the airwaves in 1976 the world was a simpler place. We still really only had three channels - NBC, CBS and ABC - and the American people were willing to watch sitcom actors compete against each other for glory and cash prizes like modern-day gladiators. If you look back fondly on days spent watching TV stars play Tug of War, we have some exciting news for you.
Battle of the Network Stars is finally getting a long-overdue reboot. Since the competition went off the air 30 years ago there has been a slew of celebrity competition shows, but none have measured up to this one.
In even better news, some familiar faces will returning to the new series.
The new series will feature MMA star Ronda Rousey and NFL player DeMarcus Ware as celebrity coaches, with ESPN announcers Mike Greenberg and Joe Tessitore replacing Howard Cosell in the iconic yellow jackets.
But while there are a handful of new celebrities competing, most of the 100 stars are competitors from the original show, who are most famous for their roles in the 70s and 80s.
The Incredible Hulk's Lou Ferrigno, Barry Williams from the Brady Bunch and Jimmie Walker from Good Times are all returning guests. Lorenzo Lamas, Danny Bonaduce and Erik Estrada will also make appearances.
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