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.