Mike Greenberg and Matt McGorry talk about 'Battle of the Network Stars'

ByJennifer Matarese via KABC logo
Thursday, July 13, 2017
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Jennifer Matarese interviews Mike Greenberg and Matt McGorry about White House vs. Lawyers week.

NEW YORK -- This week's episode of "Battle of the Network Stars" features "White House vs. Lawyers."

ESPN's Mike Greenberg serves as one of the hosts, alongside Joe Tessitore, and calls it an honor to follow in the footsteps of Howard Cosell.

"To have the opportunity to wear this jacket as he did and try to fill those shoes, as no one ever appropriately could, and do the best I can has been delightful," Greenberg said.

The show is a throwback to the popular series that ran for 13 years back in the 70's and 80's.

One of this week's competitors is TV lawyer Matt McGorry who stars on ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder."

Normally tackling a much more serious storyline, the star said he was nervous to be a part of on an unscripted sports competition show.

"It was really fun and it felt like it was an opportunity to kind of try it in a definitely, in some ways a more high stakes environment, but also a lower stakes environment as I didn't think that my social fitting in depended on how I did on this show," McGorry said.

His fellow TV lawyer teammates are Elisabeth Rohm, Corbin Bernsen, Romi Dias and Catherine Bell.

Competing on the "White House" side are Cornelius Smith Jr., Marlee Matlin, Joshua Malina, LaMonica Garrett, Mary McCormack.

The stars aren't flying solo in this endeavor, they have Super Bowl 50 winner DeMarcus Ware and MMA fighter/Olympian Ronda Rousey as their team captains and coaches.

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."

Don't miss this week's episode airing TONIGHT at 9/8c on ABC!