TV Land's Top Ten Celebrates Everything We Love About Television Beginning In May With Special Mother's Day Installment
Series of Specials Kicks off on Wednesday, May 10 at 10 p.m. with Top Ten:
Andy Griffith, Cher, Dennis Franz, Diahann Carroll, Ed Asner, James Denton,
Jane Kaczmarek, Kelsey Grammer, Marion Ross, Ray Romano, Robert Guillaume,
Roseanne, Sally Struthers, Smokey Robinson and William Shatner Among
Celebrities Featured Throughout Series
NEW YORK, April 25 -- Was Carol Brady or Clair Huxtable
your favorite TV mom? Was it the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show or Michael
Jackson doing the moonwalk that ranks highest on your list of favorite
musical TV moments? Whose TV wedding still makes you smile? Viewers can
find out the answer to these and other probing questions when TV Land's Top
Ten returns to the network with seven new specials beginning Wednesday, May
10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT with Top Ten: TV Moms.
TV Land's Top Ten: TV Moms takes a look at the most popular moms from
sitcoms over the last fifty years. From Clair Huxtable to June Cleaver to
Carol Brady, this May 10 installment features interviews with Ray Romano,
Roseanne, Jimmy Walker, Aida Turturro, Jerry Mathers, Malcolm Jamal Warner,
Sherwood Schwartz, Christopher Knight and David Cassidy -- who lend their
insights and thoughts into some of their favorite TV moms.
In addition to the premiere of this new original, TV Land will
celebrate Mother's Day with five nights of episodes featuring TV Land's
best moms, from Monday, May 8 through Friday May 12, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
ET/PT. Each night will celebrate a different TV mom -- from June Cleaver to
Carol Brady to Marion Cunningham and more -- with TV Land showcasing some
of their most memorable episodes.
TV Land's Top Ten series celebrates television for the passionate TV
viewer. By culling the best moments from hit TV shows and commentary from
stars, experts and those in the know, each special counts down a different
Top Ten. The specials are being produced for TV Land by TV Land Productions
in conjunction with Robert Small Entertainment.
Viewers logging onto tvland.com after each episode of Top Ten will be
able to watch exclusive video footage not seen on-air.
Among the celebrities interviewed for the series include: Abe Vigoda,
Andy Griffith, Andy Richter, Angie Dickinson, Ashanti, Carol Kane, Carol
Leifer, Cedric The Entertainer, Cher, Christopher Knight, Delta Burke,
Dennis Franz, Diahann Carroll, Ed Asner, Ed McMahon, Gavin MacLeod, George
Wallace, Gordon Clapp, Howard Hesseman, James Denton, Jane Kaczmarek, Jerry
Mathers, Kelsey Grammer, Loni Anderson, Marion Ross, Mya, Paul Anka, Penn
and Teller, Ray Romano, Rhea Perlman, Robert Guillaume, Roseanne, Sally
Struthers, Sherwood Schwartz, Smokey Robinson, The Smothers Brothers,
Vivica A. Fox, William Shatner and more.
The complete Top Ten rollout includes:
May 10: TV Moms - What better way to celebrate Mother's Day, then with
a countdown of the greatest TV Moms? Invited to the celebration are Clair
Huxtable, Carol Brady and many more of your favorites.
May 31: Dynamic Duos - Who says TV doesn't teach good values? Teamwork
is the bedrock of these relationships such as Batman and Robin, Laverne and
Shirley and Lucy and Ethel.
June 7: TV Spin-offs - Sometimes a character is so good they need their
own show. This episode celebrates the greatest spin-off series of all time.
June 14: TV Weddings - There's no better place to get married than on
TV. And there's nothing easier to get hooked on than a good wedding story.
This episode crashes the best TV Weddings of all time. Happy couples
include Joe and Rhoda, Daphne and Niles, and Luke and Laura.
July 22: Brady Bunch Episodes - You grew up with them and you know the
episodes almost by heart. But which episodes, made our list? The road trips
to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon? Special appearances by Davy Jones and Joe
Namath? From getting caught smoking to pork chops and apple sauce and
everything in between, there's so much to choose from!
August 16: Musical Moments - Some of the greatest musical moments of
all time have been captured on TV. This episode highlights the best of the
best from the Beatles and Elvis to Madonna and Michael.
August 23: TV Cops - Whether cracking open a case or cracking you up,
the TV Cop is one of the most beloved TV characters. In this countdown, we
list our favorite men and women in blue. Squad members include Andy Taylor,
Lennie Briscoe, Sgt. Suzanne "Pepper" Anderson, Joe Friday and that strange
man in the rumpled rain coat.
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