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“Battle of the Network Stars XVII” (December 20, 1984)

BRIEF PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Competetive games with teams comprised of actors from different television networks. These programs aired when there were only three big public networks: ABC, CBS and NBC.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

GENRE: Competitive Sport
STATION: ABC
AIR DATE: December 20, 1984

CREW AND OTHER TECHNICAL INFORMATION

DIRECTOR: Andy Young
PRODUCER: Bill Garnet
DISTRIBUTOR: ABC

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APPEARANCES BY

Host…Howard Cosell
Host…Shari Belafonte-Harper

ABC TEAM

William Shatner-Team Captain
Douglas Barr
Mary Cadorette
Tony Danza
Tony Lo Bianco
Heather Locklear
Tracy Scoggins
Brenda Vaccaro

CBS TEAM

William Devane-Team Captain
Constance McCashin
Jennifer O’Neill
Tim Reid
Doug Sheehan
Deborah Shelton
Parker Stevenson
Charlene Tilton

NBC TEAM

Mark Harmon-Team Captain
Jane Badler
Teri Copley
Kim Fields
Michael J. Fox
Stepfanie Kramer
James Sikking
Marc Singer

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EVENTS RUNDOWN

Swimming relay – Winner: NBC
Kayak race – Winner: ABC
Football – Winner: NBC
Baseball dunk – Winner: ABC
Obstacle course
Tandem bicycle relay – Winner: NBC.
Tug of War final between NBC and ABC – Winner: NBC

FINAL RESULTS

1st: NBC
2nd: ABC
3rd: CBS

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EXTRAS

Trivia

Tony Danza of the ABC Team lost control of his kayak and went into the CBS lane.

Tracy Scoggins was the major reason ABC won.

The CBS team protested their loss.

Ponderings

Why is William Shatner always the Captain?

Entertainment References (Link to IMDB)

A Brief History of “Battle of the Network Stars” (Link to MentalFloss.com)

Video

Kayak Race

Running Relay

Picture Gallery