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TV Land Awards to Honor 'Glee,' Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 16th 2010 10:02PM
carl_reiner_mel_brooks_1963TV Land will be honoring some of the greats of television, some from the golden age of TV, some from just a few years back, and even the greats of tomorrow? How's that? Well, look at the line up: Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner, the creators of 'The 2000 Year Old Man' among other comic gems, the cast of 'Everybody Loves Raymond,' a salute to Farrah Fawcett by the other 'Charlie's Angel' stars, and with a wink toward the future, a celebration of 'Glee.'

The Annual TV Land Awards will be taped in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 17, for broadcast the following Sunday, April 25 at 9 PM ET on TV Land. Scheduled to appear are the 'Raymond' gang -- Ray Romano, Brad Garrett, Patricia Heaton, Doris Roberts; two of the 'Angels' -- Cheryl Ladd and Jaclyn Smith; and 'Glee' cast members Jane Lynch, Dianna Agron, Jayma Mays, Jessalyn Gilsig and Kevin McHale.

It's kind of cool that 'Glee' will be honored with that Future Classic Award, following in the footsteps of previous winners 'Desperate Housewives' and 'Arrested Development.' And the salute to Farrah should be poignant, and hopefully make up for the Oscar slight.

But the award that excites me the most is the Renaissance Men of Comedy honor for Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner. The two comic legends have probably made more people laugh than anyone since Charlie Chaplin. Their credits apart and together include 'Your Show of Shows,' 'The Dick Van Dyke Show,' 'Get Smart,' 'Blazing Saddles,' 'Young Frankenstein,' 'The Producers' and 'The 2000 Year Old Man.' If you want to know who did what, treat yourself to their biographies or spend some time on YouTube. You'll laugh till your sides hurt.

By the way, this is the eighth year, the TV Land Awards, and since the 90 minute show includes "exhilarating musical performances" -- according to the press release -- we can count on the 'Glee' cast to do something special.

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That's a little premature but I guess that's what the awards all about.

Would rather see it go to Modern Family but still a good choice.

March 16 2010 at 10:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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