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Jun122017

One hundred TV celebrities past and present face off in ABC's "Battle of the Network Stars" 

ABC/Byron Cohen(MALIBU, CA) -- Back in the '70s and '80s, ABC aired Battle of the Network Stars, which pitted TV stars against one another in a variety of fun head-to-head games like Tug of War, Obstacle Course and Dunk Tank.  Well, since everything else is coming back -- from Roseanne to Twin Peaks to American Idol -- ABC is bringing the battle back, too.

Starting June 29, 100 stars from 14 different TV and cable networks will face off against one another at the site of the original series: Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. 

This time around, there are 20 teams competing against each other in separate episodes. The stars on each team have been grouped by theme: TV Kids, Cops, Lawyers, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, White House, TV sitcoms and more.  Some of them are veterans of the original Battle of the Network Stars, which ran for 13 years on ABC starting in 1976.

The stars taking part are alumni of both current shows and classics, including Modern Family, Scandal, Melrose Place, Beverly Hills, 90210, The Goldbergs, How to Get Away with Murder, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Incredible Hulk, The West Wing, Dallas, CHiPs, Law & Order and many more.

Here's a rundown of which teams will compete against each other, and who's on each team:

TV Sitcoms -- Bronson Pinchot, Tom Arnold, Dave Coulier, AJ Michalka, Tracey Gold
vs.
TV Kids -- Joey Lawrence, Corbin Bleu, Nolan Gould, Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields

Primetime Soaps -- Ian Ziering, Josh Henderson, Gabrielle Carteris, Donna Mills, Mischa Barton
vs.
ABC Stars -- Olivia d’Abo, Shari Belafonte, Michael Fishman, Jason Hervey, Anson Williams

Variety -- Joanna Krupa, Nick Lachey, Vanessa Lachey, Gilles Marini, Jack Osbourne
vs.
TV Sex Symbols -- Keegan Allen, Traci Bingham, Rosa Blasi, Brant Daugherty, Galen Gering

Cops -- Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Kelly Hu, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Lorenzo Lamas
vs.
TV Sitcoms -- Todd Bridges, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Dave Foley, Willie Garson, Jenna von Oy

White House -- Cornelius Smith Jr., Marlee Matlin, Joshua Malina, LaMonica Garrett, Mary McCormack
vs.
Lawyers -- Elisabeth Rohm, Corbin Bernsen, Matt McGorry, Romi Dias, Catherine Bell

TV Moms & Dads -- Chad Lowe, *Greg Evigan, Ted McGinley, Lesley Fera, Jackee Harry
vs.
TV Kids -- Jimmie Walker, Mackenzie Phillips, Jonathan Lipnicki, Krista Marie Yu, Jeremy Miller

Famous TV Families -- Danny Bonaduce, Barry Williams, Beverley Mitchell, Willie Aames, Charlene Tilton
vs.
Doctors -- Thomas Calabro, Taye Diggs, Rachelle Lefevre, *Deidre Hall, Benjamin Hollingsworth

Troublemakers -- Vivica A. Fox, Paul Johansson, John Barrowman, Julie Benz, Catherine Bach
vs.
TV Lifeguards -- (David Chokachi, Brande Roderick, Parker Stevenson, Nicole Eggert, Gena Lee Nolin

ABC Stars -- Ted Lange, Troy Gentile, Jill Whelan, Denise Richards, Joely Fisher
vs.
Variety -- Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, Adrienne Houghton, Cameron Mathison, Kelly Osbourne

Cops -- Marisol Nichols, Roma Maffia, Adrian Zmed, Fred Dryer, Ryan Paevey
vs.
Sci-Fi Fantasy -- Lou Ferrigno, Vinnie Jones, Charisma Carpenter, Kevin Sorbo, Jill Wagner

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