Picks and Pans Review: And More...

updated 05/27/1985 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/27/1985 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>BATTLE OF THE NETWORK STARS ABC (Thursday, May 23, 8 p.m. ET) That beloved American tradition comes back for the 18th time.

GREAT PERFORMANCES: BEST OF BROADWAY PBS (Friday, May 24, 9 p.m. ET) Ethel Merman, Mary Martin, Nell Carter and more sing their hits.

BOB HOPE'S HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOMECOMING NBC (Tuesday, May 28, 9 p.m. ET) Hope returns to his native England to blow out his birthday cake bonfire with Sir Laurence Olivier, Brooke Shields and Julio Iglesias.

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