“Battle of the Network Stars”

Battle of the Network Stars was a fun, very 70s show that presaged the celeb-obsessed culture to come. The premise was not complicated–get a bunch of famous, good-looking celebs and have them run and goof around for the camera. The celebs liked it for the exposure and the extra pay check (winners took him $20K). With a reboot on the horizon The A.V. Club gathers many of the principals to talk about their experiences on the show, including how seriously they took it and impressive/embarrassing events. Interviewees include Jimmy Walker, Jamie Farr, Scott Baio, Todd Bridges, LeVar Burton and Adrienne Barbeau.

A Battle Royale Revisited: An Oral History of Battle Of The Network Stars

AVClub.com, 8.14.17