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Battle of the Network Stars (1976)

Television stars are the contestants as the three major networks ABC, NBC and CBS battle each other in a variety of games including the tug-o-war and the obstacle course.

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Roger Goodman
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Howard Cosell ... Himself - Host
Gabe Kaplan ... Himself - ABC Team Captain
Darleen Carr ... Herself - ABC Team (as Darlene Carr)
Lynda Carter ... Herself - ABC Team
Farrah Fawcett ... Herself - ABC Team (as Farrah Fawcett-Majors)
Richard Hatch ... Himself - ABC Team
Robert Hegyes ... Himself - ABC Team (as Bobby Hegyes)
Ron Howard ... Himself - ABC Team
Hal Linden ... Himself - ABC Team
Penny Marshall ... Herself - ABC Team
John Schuck ... Himself - ABC Team
Telly Savalas ... Himself - CBS Team Captain
Adrienne Barbeau ... Herself - CBS Team
Gary Burghoff ... Himself - CBS Team
Kevin Dobson ... Himself - CBS Team
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Television stars are the contestants as the three major networks ABC, NBC and CBS battle each other in a variety of games including the tug-o-war and the obstacle course.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1976 (USA) See more »

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Battle of the Network Stars See more »

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A Slice of Nostalgic Heaven
8 October 2005 | by SquabbloSee all my reviews

This was an absolutely amazing concept. Imagine getting different TV stars from the various networks and having the network stars team up against the other networks. The competition was funny, exciting, and challenging. The stars were just that, "Television Stars" in their own right.

It was great watching the tug-of-war, relay races, and obstacle course (to name a few of the events). It was a chance to see the stars outside of their characters that they played on TV. It was also great publicity for the stars, shows, and networks alike. It made the stars appear more approachable and normal, yet it also gave you more of an appreciation for their willingness to get "down and dirty".

In an era of one reality show after another, not to mention the endless paparazzi frenzy, "Battle of the Network Stars" was indeed the original "Reality Show". It would be great to bring back this show. Hey, if anyone out there is interested, I will even consider producing it.


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