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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Wouldn't Work Today
7 May 2012 | by notlobg68See all my reviews

Yes you're right it was a very entertaining show with a lot of eye candy on display (I can recall an SNL spoof calling it Battle of the T & A's). A version today would pale by comparison for two reasons. With all the bot-ox and implants on display, it would look like an endorsement for plastic surgery. The other reason is the most important, Howard Cosell is Dead. He had his detractors but no one could give more hyperbole to something that was sheer titillating entertainment than he could. He could make "Keeping with the The Kasdashians" must see TV. I would prefer watching the old shows minus the episode with Van Dyke and Van Ark as co-hosts. The series was a great piece of nostalgia.


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