TOM HANKS AND PETER SCOLARI AMONG NEWEST HONOREES AT "8TH ANNUAL TV LAND AWARDS" TO CELEBRATE THE ANNIVERSARY OF "BOSOM BUDDIES"
April 4th, 2010, Los Angeles, CA - TV Land announced today that Academy Award(R)-winner Tom Hanks and Emmy(R) Award-nominee Peter Scolari are among the newest honorees at the "8th Annual TV Land Awards." The network will salute the ground-breaking sitcom "Bosom Buddies" with the "Anniversary Award" at this year's show, which will be hosted by Tim Allen. Taping on Saturday, April 17 on the historic Stage 15 on the Sony Lot in Culver City, it will air on TV Land on Sunday, April 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari will reunite to accept the Anniversary Award for the 30th anniversary of the comedy, "Bosom Buddies," along with fellow cast members Donna Dixon, Thelma Hopkins and Holland Taylor, marking the first time that the cast has been together publically since the show went off the air. The series helped to launch the acting careers of the two up-and-coming actors in 1980.
The ABC sitcom centered around two bachelors, Kip and Henry, who move into a hotel for women after their apartment is condemned. The pair of advertising designers must live as Buffy and Hildegarde in wigs and heels in order to keep a roof over their heads. Previous honorees for this award have included "Knot's Landing," "Batman" and "Roots."
Now in its eighth year, the "TV Land Awards" pays tribute to classic and contemporary luminaries of television, music and movies. The ninety-minute telecast will feature exhilarating musical performances and will reunite some of
the most iconic celebrity TV casts.
Michael Levitt ("Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List," "Billboard Music Awards," "Scream Awards") is executive producer; Emmy Award(R)-winning Jeff Margolis is director ("Academy Awards(R)," "American Music Awards," "Screen Actors Guild Awards"); Greg Sills serves as supervising producer ("VH1 Rock Honors," "The Teen Choice Awards," "Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards") and TV Land's Larry W. Jones and Sal Maniaci are executive producers.
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