Battle of the Network Stars could be next through ABC’s revival corridor, Variety reports:
The network is developing a rebooted version of the ’70s and ’80s television classic, which pitted teams of TV stars against one another in athletic competitions. ABC has begun a casting search for what would be a new event series airing this summer. According to a casting announcement obtained by Variety, the series will shoot in May.
The revival hails from ABC and IMG, which owns the program and will produce with Glassman Media. It will feature stars from across multiple television genres competing to raise money for charity.
The original Battle of the Network Stars survived 19 episodes on ABC from 1976 to 1988, along with an NBC-only revival in 2003.
Will Battle resume in 2017-18? Stay tuned…