When ABC’s Battle of the Network Stars premieres on Thursday, June 29th (9/8C) it will carry on in the same cheerily cheesy manner as the original series in the ’70s & ’80s – opening round competition finds Team Sitcoms vs. TV Kids (pictured), for example.
One hundred TV stars past and present will participate – names like: Joey Lawrence, Gabriel Carteris, Keegan Allen and Jack Osbourne.
The teams will be coached by former MMA champiopn Ronda Rousey and Super Bowl champion DeMarcus Ware – with ESPN’s Mike Greenberg and Joe Tessitore hosting, and Cassidy Hubbarth and Cari Champion reporting from the sidelines.
Acomplete list of competitors and their teams follows.
Arrow fans got their first look at Season Three in a dazzling trailer that features almost every character of note and introduces Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), who is better known in the DC Universe as The Atom but might first be a bit of a problem for Oliver Queen.
Check it out after the jump. Arrow returns to The CW on October 8th.
Sing Your Face Off (ABC, Saturdays, 9/8C) is not your typical singing competition. It’s more of transformative experience for its competitors – five celebrities who will be transformed into different iconic performers each week for the run of the series. By transformed, I mean down to their walk, their talk, their style – and then they will perform as their subject. Adding to the zest of the series, it is hosted by John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Arrow) and primary judges are Debbie Gibson and Darrell Hammond.
The show’s first set of competitors includes: Sebastian Bach/from the band Skid Row; Landry Fields/NBA’s Toronto Raptors; Jon Lovitz/comedian, actor, singer; China Anne McClain/Disney Channel’s “How to Build a Better Boy”, “A.N.T. Farm;” Lisa Rinna/”Days of Our Lives”). For more on this unique format, follow the jump. Sing Your Face Off premieres on Saturday, May 31st.
During this past weekend’s New York Comic-Con, The CW unleashed a sizzle reel that teased the appearance of a number of cool guest stars, including (but not limited to) Torchwood’s John Barrowman (as the cryptically entitled Well Dressed Man) and Kelly Hu (as DC Comics villainess, China White) and gave us another look at Deathstroke’s mask – only on the assassin, this time!
If you can’t get enough of Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper, then you’re going to love this: BBC Worldwide and Starz have announced the production of an interactive app – to made available for downloading special components of the Torchwood: Miracle Day experience, beginning with the first of ten three-minute motion comic narratives that provide clues to the ongoing mystery of the series. For details on the range of downloadables that will be made available, check out the official press release following the jump.
With the premiere of Torchwood: Miracle Day a mere seven weeks away, Starz has announced the 10-episode event’s guest cast – a cast that includes Wayne Knight, C. Thomas Howell, Ernie Hudson, Nana Visitor, John DeLancie, Mare Winningham and Frances Fisher.