I’ve added 45 new photos from Ryan’s episode of Battle of the Network Stars. It airs August 17th on ABC, 9/8c!
ABC is bringing back “Battle of the Network Stars” from the 1970’s, starting June 29, and Ryan is participating. The official release from ABC reads:
In an ode to ABC’s “Wide World of Sports,” 100 TV stars from 14 different network and cable companies will take their athleticism to a new level as they compete – to feel “the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat” – in the revival of “Battle of the Network Stars,” based on the ‘70s and ‘80s television pop-culture classic, premiering on THURSDAY, JUNE 29 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC. The new ”Battle of the Network Stars” will be a nostalgic throwback to the original series, where TV celebrities blended athleticism with hilarious antics while featuring an array of fan favorites from numerous TV series like “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.
The original series from ABC Sports began in 1976 and continued for 13 years. The 10-episode summer event will pit teams of current and classic TV stars from multiple eras and different genres against one another in a variety of athletic games. Viewers can look forward to seeing a fresh take at some of the classic show’s sporting events like Tug of War, Archery, Kayak Relay, Obstacle Course and Dunk Tank – all from the site of the original series, the beautiful campus of Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
For this new version, fielding of the teams will be based on the TV characters people love from over the years to the current day – cops vs. TV sitcoms, White House vs. lawyers, TV moms & dads vs. TV kids, etc. In this way, viewers will get to see everyone’s favorites from over the years, even if they spanned different networks at the time.
Ryan filmed this past weekend at Pepperdine University in Malibu, and he is on the “Cops” team that competes agains the “Sci-Fi Fantasy” team. His teams consists of Marisol Nichols, Roma Maffia, Adrian Zmed and Fred Dyer. They are competing against Lou Ferrigno, Vinnie Jones, Charisma Carpenter, Kevin Sorbo and Jill Wagner.
No word yet on when his episode airs. Follow @RyanPaeveyNet on twitter for speedy updates!
Ryan will once again AfterBuzzTV for an interview. This time with their GH Report show, live on Sunday May 15th. It’s on at 5:30 PM PST! You can watch it live on their YouTube channel and participate in the chatroom.
The ‘Nathan’ and ‘Maxie’ fan forum is hosting a watch party tomorrow for Ryan’s movie, Unleashing Mr. Darcy. Teri Wilson, the author of the book, provided them with bingo cards to play during the movie, and there will be prizes in the form of a Ryan calendar, a copy of the book etc.
No account on the board is necessary as the threads will be open to guests at 6 PM EST Saturday, but make an account anyway if you’re a fan — there’s a lot of fun going on there!