Parents' Guide to

Battle of the Network Stars

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Revival of campy, classic competition is fun for families.

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This fun, lighthearted revival features celebs doing their best to show that they can survive, if not excel at, events resembling athletic activities. Participants exhibit a competitive spirit and a sense of humor as they compete in the equivalent of a high school field day. Commentators pay homage to the original series and its famous host, Howard Cosell, by donning classic ESPN jackets. They also add to the fray with their brand of deadpan, deprecating humor.

Those who watched the original show will probably feel a bit nostalgic, especially when seeing Battle veterans such as Kim Fields and Lisa Whelchel competing. But audiences will see lots of popular actors new to the scene, such as Modern Family's Nolan Gould and High School Musical's Corbin Bleu, also battling their way toward glory. But regardless of whom you root for, Battle of the Network Stars offers lots of entertaining moments the whole family can enjoy.

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