March 15, 2010, Los Angeles, Calif. — TV Land announced today that legendary comedians Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner; the cast of Everybody Loves Raymond including Ray Romano, Brad Garrett, Patricia Heaton, Doris Roberts, Madylin Sweeten, Sawyer Sweeten and Sullivan Sweeten; Charlie’s Angels stars Cheryl Ladd, Jaclyn Smith and Glee cast members Jane Lynch, Dianna Agron, Jayma Mays, Jessalyn Gilsig and Kevin McHale are among the honorees at this year’s 8th Annual TV Land Awards with more talent to be announced soon. The gala is scheduled to be taped on Saturday, April 17, on the historic Stage 15 on the Sony Lot in Culver City. The show premieres on Sunday, April 25 at 9pm ET/PT.
The entire cast of Everybody Loves Raymond will reunite for the first time since the death of fellow cast member Peter Boyle to receive the Impact Award at this year’s show. Everybody Loves Raymond ran on CBS for nine successful seasons and joins the TV Land line-up on March 18. This year’s Future Classic Award will be bestowed upon Fox’s runaway hit, Glee. Previous future classic recipients include Desperate Housewives and Arrested Development. Mel Brooks (Blazing Saddles) and Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show and Ocean’s Eleven) — the Renaissance Men of Comedy who started out on Your Show of Shows — will each receive the Legend Award. This marks the first time that this award will be given to two recipients. Stars of the 1970’s 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 of cancer in June 2009.
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.
Previous honorees include Mike Myers, Garry Marshall, the cast of Desperate Housewives and the hilarious sitcoms Cheers, The Dick Van Dyke Show and M*A*S*H*. Past presenters include Academy Award©-winner Halle Berry, Justin Timberlake, Ray Romano, Steve Carell, Billy Crystal, Sharon Stone, Robin Williams and Academy Award©-nominee Robert Downey, Jr. to name a few. Past musical performers include Diana Ross, Willie Nelson and Lionel Ritchie.
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