GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - ABC's revival of Battle of the Network Stars has one thing the original didn't: nostalgia value.
Twenty performers who participated in the specials that ran from 1976 to 1988 are among the 100 competitors who engage in everything from tug-of-war to archery to kayak relay.
MMA Fighter Ronda Rousey and Super Bowl Champ DeMarcus Ware are among the show's new faces and are also team captains.
Stars from shows such as “Modern Family,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “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 will take part in the throwback to the classic series.
The hosts are Mike Greenberg and Joe Tessitore of ESPN. Cassidy Hubbarth and Cari Champion of ESPN will be the sideline reporters.
Battle of the Network Stars airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET.
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