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Battle of the Network Stars Reboot Brings New Blood, Upgraded Dunk Tank and a Hulk With Something to Prove

22 June 2017 1:35 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The obstacle course of red, white and blue tires is the same, but the dunk tank is a bit more extreme as ABC wages a new Battle of the Network Stars starting Thursday, June 29 at 9/8c.

RelatedBattle of the Network Stars Cast Announced: The 10 Celebs We’re Most Psyched to See Throw Down

For the unfortunately uninitiated of you, gather ’round as I spin a yarn about the original intra-network “field day” competition that aired on ABC during the 1970s and ’80s, pitting the Alphabet network against CBS and NBC and… well, that was it, kids. PBS and the »

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Battle of the Network Stars Full Cast Announced: The 10 Celebs We’re Most Psyched to See Throw Down

12 June 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

This is either going to be really good or so bad, it’s great. But either way, ABC’s relaunch of Battle of the Network Stars (premiering Thursday, June 29 at 9/8c) is looking like the summer’s must-see — especially since on Tuesday the full list of competitors was released. The celebrities we’re most psyched to see throwing down in events like the kayak relay race and dunk tank:

RelatedSummer TV Calendar: 90+ Premiere and Finale Dates to Save for June/July

Lou Ferrigno: Don’t we all want to believe that, even at age 65, the Incredible Hulk is invincible? »

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'Facts of Life' Star Charlotte Rae Diagnosed With Bone Cancer at 91

28 April 2017 9:15 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Charlotte Rae reveals she's been diagnosed with bone cancer, seven years after battling pancreatic cancer.

"Last Monday, I found out I have bone cancer," the 91-year-old actress, who played Edna Garrett on Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life, tells People. "About seven years ago, I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer -- which is a miracle that they found it because usually it’s too late. My mother, sister and my uncle died of pancreatic cancer. After six months of chemotherapy, I was cancer-free. I lost my hair, but I had beautiful wigs. Nobody even knew."

Exclusive: Shannen Doherty Gives Health Update After Completing Chemo Treatment

Rae just celebrated her 91st birthday on Saturday, and, according to People, was to start treatment on Thursday, but decided to cancel. “I wanted to think about it first,” she explains. “I think I’m going to go for it. The side effects were not too bad when I did it »

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Facts of Life Star Charlotte Rae Diagnosed With Bone Cancer at 91

28 April 2017 5:44 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Charlotte Rae is fighting another battle. The Facts of Life star reveals to People that she has been diagnosed with bone cancer at the age of 91. "Last Monday, I found out I have bone cancer," Rae tells the magazine. "About seven years ago, I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer—which is a miracle that they found it because usually it's too late. My mother, sister and my uncle died of pancreatic cancer. After six months of chemotherapy, I was cancer-free. I lost my hair, but I had beautiful wigs. Nobody even knew." Rae, who was known for playing Edna Garrett on Different Strokes and The Facts of Life, says her age plays a role in making the difficult decision to receive treatment or »

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The Facts of Life’s Charlotte Rae Has Been Diagnosed with Bone Cancer at 91

27 April 2017 4:48 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Charlotte Rae has been diagnosed with bone cancer.

“Last Monday, I found out I have bone cancer,” the actress, who played the beloved Edna Garrett on Different Strokes and The Facts of Life, exclusively reveals to People. “About seven years ago, I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer — which is a miracle that they found it because usually it’s too late. My mother, sister and my uncle died of pancreatic cancer. After six months of chemotherapy, I was cancer-free. I lost my hair, but I had beautiful wigs. Nobody even knew.”

“So now, at the age of 91, I have to make up my mind. »

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Howard Leeds, Writer and Producer on 'Brady Bunch,' 'Facts of Life' and 'Silver Spoons,' Dies at 97

1 March 2017 9:51 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Howard Leeds, the sitcom veteran who developed The Facts of Life and produced and wrote for The Brady Bunch, Diff'rent Strokes and Silver Spoons, has died. He was 97.

Leeds died Feb. 11 at his home in Los Angeles following a long illness, his family announced.

In the late 1970s, Leeds was a producer on the hit Diff’rent Strokes, starring Conrad Bain and child star Gary Coleman, when he was asked by NBC head Fred Silverman and producer Norman Lear to come up with a spinoff.

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- Mike Barnes

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