Bravo reveals remaining 'Battle Of The Network Reality Stars' competitors, releases exclusive video clip
By Reality TV World staff, 08/15/2005
Bravo has revealed the identities of the final eight former reality television participants who will be competing on its Battle Of The Network Reality Stars series that premieres Wednesday, August 17 at 9PM ET/PT.
A reality-based homage to the classic 70's TV series that featured some of network television's biggest stars, Battle Of The Network Reality Stars will consist of six hour-long episodes that will feature reality stars competing in a tournament held at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
Bravo had previously disclosed the identities of twenty-four of the competition's thirty-two participants in late June.
In addition to the competing contestants, Battle Of The Network Reality Stars will utilize three additional former reality stars as "sideline reporters." Joining play-by-play host Mike Adamle in covering the event's action will be original The Apprentice villainess Omarosa Manigault Stallworth, The Bachelor 4 star Bob Guiney, and former The Real World: Las Vegas castmember Trishelle Cannatella.
Bravo has also teamed with Reality TV World to make an exclusive Battle Of The Network Reality Stars video clip available to Reality TV World readers. While the network has not yet disclosed the exact roster makeup of the four competing teams, the exclusive clip does reveal some of the team roster compositions, as well as the team colors and each team's leader.
Despite airing on a NBC Universal network, Battle of the Network Stars will feature a decidedly Viacom feel, with over half of the competitors having previously appeared on CBS, UPN, MTV, or Spike TV reality television programs.
CBS' The Amazing Race tops the field with six former contestants, while the network's Survivor and Big Brother reality shows also feature four and three contestants respectively. Rounding out the Viacom roster are three former The Real World castmembers, a former Road Rules participant, one of UPN's previous America's Next Top Model competitors, and the star of Spike's original The Joe Schmo Show series.
NBC itself is only represented by four former reality contestants -- two each from its The Apprentice and Average Joe series. Even Fox is represented more generously than NBC Universal's flagship network, with five of the competitors having previously appeared on American Idol, Joe Millionaire, Temptation Island, and The Swan.
Rounding out the competition's roster are a token ABC representative from The Bachelor and, as the broadcasting network, two obligatory former participants of Bravo's own Showbiz Moms & Dads and Project Runway reality series.