Literally so many of your ’90s and ’00s faves are competing on “Battle of the Network Stars”
Well, now that Bachelor in Paradise probably won’t be airing this summer, we assume you’re looking for a new show. Boy, do we have something for you. It’s called Battle of the Network Stars, and it’s an Olympic-ish competition featuring — you guessed it — famous actors, actresses, and singers who have been featured across a variety of different TV networks over the past few decades. And the cast? NOSTALGIA EPICNESS.
For the ’90s and aughts faves, we’ve got:
and Lance Bass (to name a few).
YAS. Some other stars? Nolan Gould, Kelly Osbourne, Keegan Allen, woke bae Matt McGorry, and so many more. Oh yeah, and Ronda Rousey is going to be a coach.
Battle of the Network Stars is actually a reboot. The original ran biannually in the ’70s and ’80s and featured people like David Letterman, Farrah Fawcett, Tom Selleck, Michael J. Fox, and Billy Crystal.
The producers have split the stars up based around a fun common theme, like being a sex symbol or playing a doctor. Never thought you’d see Nick Lachey and Jack Osbourne on the same screen? Yeah, we didn’t either.
Check out the full list here, via Vulture. It’s bananas!
“—TV Sitcoms (Bronson Pinchot, Tom Arnold, Dave Coulier, A.J. 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)
—White House Shows (Cornelius Smith Jr., Marlee Matlin, Joshua Malina, LaMonica Garrett, Mary McCormack) vs. Lawyers (Elisabeth Rohm, Corbin Bernsen, Matt McGorry, Romi Dias, Catherine Bell)
—Variety (Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, Adrienne Houghton, Cameron Mathison, Kelly Osbourne) vs. ABC Stars (Ted Lange, Troy Gentile, Jill Whelan, Denise Richards, Joely Fisher)
— TV Moms & Dads (Chad Lowe, Greg Evigan, Ted McGinley, Leslie Fera, Jackee Harry) vs. TV Kids (Jimmie Walker, Mackenzie Phillips, Jonathan Lipnicki, Krista Marie Yu, Jeremy Miller)
— 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)
— 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)
— 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)”
Battle of the Network Stars will air on June 29th on ABC.