March 19, 2012 at 12:45 pm #241760
New York, NY – TV Land announced today that the beloved casts of “Laverne & Shirley” (Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, Michael McKean and David L. Lander) and “One Day At A Time” (Valerie Bertinelli, Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips, Glenn Scarpelli and Pat Harrington Jr.) as well as pop culture phenomenon “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” will be honored at the “TV Land Awards” 10th Anniversary celebration. The star-studded awards show, which honors classic television, film and music icons, will be held at the Lexington Avenue Armory at Gramercy Park on Saturday, April 14th and air on Sunday, April 29th at 9pm ET/PT. More honorees will be announced in coming weeks. They join previously announced honoree Aretha Franklin (Music Icon Award) and second-time host Kelly Ripa for the special decade ceremony.
“Laverne & Shirley” still lives in the hearts of viewers everywhere and is the recipient of this year’s Fan Favorite Award, which goes to a series that’s an All-American classic, with characters who became our friends, stories we could all relate to and irresistible laughs. This is the first time the cast of “Laverne & Shirley” will be reunited on television in nearly a decade. “Laverne & Shirley” aired on ABC for eight seasons from 1976-1983 and was a spinoff of the Garry Marshall hit “Happy Days.” But the show soon found its own avid fans, thanks to loveable stars Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, who play best friends and roommates working in a Milwaukee brewery. Constantly annoyed by their neighbors, Leonard “Lenny” Kosnowski (Michael McKean) and Andrew “Squiggy” Squiggman (David L. Lander), Laverne and Shirley learn to navigate their lives as two single young women in 1950s Milwaukee – and later in the series, 1960s Los Angeles.
“One Day At A Time” is being presented with the Innovator Award, which is given to a television series that carved out new territory, tackled important issues of its day and helped re-defined its genre. The series, which was a hybrid drama/comedy, addressed such taboo topics as pre-marital sex, suicide, sexual harassment and more, breaking barriers and paving the way for future shows to tackle these issues as well. Developed and written in part by TV visionary Norman Lear, “One Day At A Time” aired on CBS for nine seasons from 1975-1984. Starring Bonnie Franklin, Valerie Bertinelli and Mackenzie Phillips as Ann Romano, Barbara Cooper and Julie Cooper, the series revolved around a family headed by a single mother (Franklin) that relocates to Indianapolis, where their new apartment building super, Dwayne Schneider (Pat Harrington Jr.), befriends them. Also taking part in the cast reunion is Glenn Scarpelli, who joined the series in 1980 as the son of Ann’s boyfriend, Nick.
The 22-time Emmy® Award-winning children’s series, “Pee-wee’s Playhouse,” ran on CBS for five seasons from 1986-1991 and has been a staple in pop culture for over 25 years. The title character is portrayed by actor and comedy icon, Paul Reubens, who created what is widely considered one of the most innovative and ground-breaking children’s programs in television history. Reubens’ wonderfully diverse and colorful playhouse filled with puppets, genies, robots, cowboys and pterodactyls sparked countless imaginations and brought joy and laughter to children and adults alike. The show has been named one of “Top 25 Cult Shows Ever” by TV Guide Magazine, and Pee-wee is more popular than ever with a hit Broadway show, HBO Special, and enormous social media following with millions of followers on Twitter and Facebook. Fittingly, “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” will receive the Pop Culture Award at the “TV Land Awards” 10th Anniversary ceremony.
The “TV Land Awards” pays tribute to classic and contemporary luminaries of television, music and movies. The 90-minute telecast will feature exhilarating musical performances and will reunite some of the most iconic celebrity TV casts.April 3, 2012 at 10:09 am #241762
April 3, 2012 – TV Land announced today that the cast of the trailblazing FOX series “In Living Color” – Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey, David Alan Grier, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Tommy Davidson, Kelly Coffield Park, Kim Wayans and T’Keyah Crystal Keymah – will be honored with the Groundbreaking Award at the “TV Land Awards” 10th Anniversary celebration, taping Saturday, April 14 at the Lexington Avenue Armory at Gramercy Park in New York City. Additional cast members are expected to join. Previously announced honorees include “Laverne & Shirley,” “One Day At A Time,” “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” and Aretha Franklin. The “TV Land Awards” 10th Anniversary will air on Sunday, April 29 at 9pm ET/PT.
The Emmy(R) Award-winning series “In Living Color,” which aired from 1990 to 1994, was written by, created by and starred Keenen Ivory Wayans, and also featured Jim Carrey, Tommy Davidson, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Kelly Coffield Park, Kim Wayans, T’Keyah Crystal Keymah and David Alan Grier. Receiving the aptly-named Groundbreaking Award at this year’s “TV Land Awards” ceremony, the sketch comedy series was the first of its kind to break down barriers and feature a predominantly African-American cast. As the theme song suggested, the show where “you could do what you want to do” was full of unbridled creative energy, resulting in edgy and hilarious characters like Homey D. Clown, Fire Marshall Bill, Wanda, and Vera De Milo. The show coined as the first diverse hip-hop comedy, dance-sketch series on television by Entertainment Weekly also featured some of the greatest R&B and Hip-Hop musical artists of the 90s who frequently performed on the “In Living Color” stage. The series also starred gifted comedians Damon Wayans and Jamie Foxx.
The “TV Land Awards” pays tribute to classic and contemporary luminaries of television, music and movies. The 90-minute telecast hosted by Kelly Ripa will feature exhilarating musical performances and will reunite some of the most iconic celebrity TV casts.April 10, 2012 at 11:50 am #241763
10, 2012 – TV Land announced today that the cast and show creator behind the
cutting-edge and witty CBS series, “Murphy Brown” – Candice Bergen, Faith Ford,
Joe Regalbuto, Charles Kimbrough, Grant Shaud and Diane English – will be
honored with the Impact Award at the “TV Land Awards” 10th Anniversary
celebration, taping Saturday, April 14 at the Lexington Avenue Armory at
Gramercy Park in New York City. Previously announced honorees include “In Living
Color” (which now includes former Fly Girl Carrie Ann Inaba), “Laverne &
Shirley,” “One Day At A Time,” “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” and Aretha Franklin. The
“TV Land Awards” 10th Anniversary will air on Sunday, April 29 at 9pm ET/PT.
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Can’t wait to see it!April 16, 2012 at 11:59 am #241771
You can do what you wanna do, In Living Color…..
So great to see my faves from In Living Color again. Also Laverne and Shirley cast, Murphy Brown cast, and the cast of One Day at A Time. Everyone still looks so great.April 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm #241772
You can do what you wanna do, In Living Color…..
So great to see my faves from In Living Color again. Also Laverne and Shirley cast, Murphy Brown cast, and the cast of One Day at A Time. Everyone still looks so great.March 25, 2013 at 6:24 pm #241773
TV Land Awards 2013 not happening, network says
For the past 10 years, springtime has meant another addition of the TV Land Awards,
a nostalgia-packed gala that celebrates classic television and usually
is good for at least one blockbuster cast reunion. Yet the TV Land
Awards 2013 are not to be.
A spokesman for TV Land told me, “We love the TV Land Awards and
think there is great value in the franchise, but we will not be
producing the show this spring.”
Short and sweet, but a bitter pill for fans of a show that has brought such memorable moments as 2011′s Welcome Back, Kotter reunion, which probably stands as John Travolta’s most recent dignified public appearance. Then there was last year’s One Day at a Time
get-together, which takes on extra poignancy in light of star Bonnie
Franklin’s death earlier this month. The show also had brought back
casts from Family Ties, The Cosby Show, The Caroll Burnett Show, The Facts of Life, The Brady Bunch, In Living Color and several others.
No word yet on whether the TV Land Awards are gone for good, but
here’s hoping they get another shot. We’re always talking about how
there are too many awards shows, and that we could stand to lose a few
(Would country-music fans really feel cheated with one less awards
show?), but this is one we actually kinda liked. It allowed us to
indulge in that need for nostalgia but not feel all cheap about it. No
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