TV LAND ANNOUNCES AN ALL-STAR LINE UP OF PRESENTERS FOR THE "8TH ANNUAL TV LAND AWARDS"
BILLY CRYSTAL, JANE LEEVES, JAY LENO, WENDIE MALICK, BOB NEWHART AND BETTY WHITE AMONG OTHERS TO BESTOW HONORS
Award Show Premieres Sunday, April 26 At 9 pm ET/PT
Los Angeles, CA, April 14, 2010 - TV Land announced today that some of television and film's most iconic names will be presenters at the "8th Annual TV Land Awards." Billy Crystal, Jane Leeves, Jay Leno, Wendie Malick, Bob Newhart and Betty White will be on hand to salute some of television biggest stars - Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner; the casts of "Everybody Loves Raymond," "The Love Boat" and more. The "8th Annual TV Land Award" tapes on Saturday, April 17 at Sony Studios on the historic Stage 15 in Culver City, it airs on TV Land on Sunday, April 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Honorees previously announced for the "8th Annual TV Land Awards" include the entire cast of "Everybody Loves Raymond" who will receive the Impact Award, "Glee" which will receive this year's Future Classic Award and Mel Brooks ("Blazing Saddles") and Carl Reiner ("The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "Ocean's Eleven") who will each receive the Legend Award. Stars of the 1970s TV phenomenon "Charlie's Angels" will be on hand to receive the Pop Culture Award and to pay tribute to their cast member Farrah Fawcett, who passed away in June 2009. Also scheduled to appear are Academy(R) Award-winner Tom Hanks and Emmy(R) Award-nominee Peter Scolari who 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 cast of " The Love Boat" will be on hand to receive the Fan Favorite Award , which was executive produced by Aaron Spelling and set on a cruise ship where the boat's crew encouraged its weekly guest stars to find romance on the high seas, usually on its voyage between Los Angeles and Puerto Vallarta.
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(R) Award-winning Jeff Margolis is director ("Academy Awards," "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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