LOS ANGELES, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 9:00 p.m. 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.
Michael Levitt ("Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List," "Billboard Music Awards," "Scream Awards") is executive producer; Emmy 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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