TV Classics Honored At The TV Land Awards

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The 2010 TV Land Awards, hosted by Tim Allen, was a star studded event featuring some of television's most beloved actors and actresses. Favorite stars from across generations were in attendance, from Betty White to the cast of the recent hit series Glee. Popular television shows were honored in a variety of categories, such as the Fan Favorite Award and the Future Classic Award.

The cast of the classic television series The Love Boat was honored this year as the TV Land pick for Fan Favorite. The Love Boat, which starred Gavin MacLeod and Bernie Kopell, centered on a cruise ship called Pacific Princess and the lives of the people on board. During its run, the show was nominated for several awards, including two Emmy Awards and four Golden Globes.

Younger television enthusiasts were surely thrilled to see the new favorite Glee honored with the Future Classic Award. Glee, which focuses on a high school Glee club on a mission to take a national title, was the biggest breakout television hit of 2009. TV Land surely honored it for its quirky one-liners and show stopping musical numbers, which make it unlike any other show on television.

The prestigious Legend Award was given this year to men who are both comedy icons, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks. Reiner secured his place in television history by writing the classic sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Brooks has written numerous classic comedies, such as Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs and the Broadway smash, The Producers. This is the first time the Legend Award has been given to two recipients.

The award for the show that has made a huge impact on Pop Culture was given to the cast of the 1970's classic Charlie's Angels. Not only was Charlie's Angels a hugely successful television show, but it spawned two blockbuster films starring Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore. The award was accepted by Cheryl Ladd and Jaclyn Smith, sadly without their recently deceased co-star, Farrah Fawcett.

The cast of the popular comedy Everybody Loves Raymond was honored with the TV Land Impact Award, with stars Brad Garrett and Ray Romano on hand to accept. They were lucky enough to be presented with their award by TV legend Bob Newhart. During its nine year run, the show was nominated for over one hundred awards and won forty-nine of them.

On the TV Land Awards, the show that was honored for its 30th anniversary at the ceremony this year was the 1980's sitcom Bosom Buddies. Jay Leno was there to present the award to the show, which ran on ABC from 1980 to 1982 and in reruns on NBC during the summer of 1984. Accepting the award was the show's decided breakout star, Academy Award winner Tom Hanks.

The TV Land Awards was an eclectic show featuring television favorites old and new from a variety of different genres. An impressive caliber of stars was in attendance, from comedy legends to Academy Award winning actors. This show was a wonderful tribute to those we have grown to love as they came into our living rooms over the years. Video of this event and others, like Idol Gives Back 2010, can be seen at celebrityfootage.com.

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