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April 7, 2011

NEW YORK, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — TV Land announced today that some of television and film’s most iconic names will be presenters at the “TV Land Awards 2011.” Barbara Walters, Ben Stiller, Paul Reiser, Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick, and Marlo Thomas in addition to the cast of “The Real Housewives of New York City” – Cindy Barshop, Kelly Bensimon, LuAnn de Lesseps, Alex McCord, Sonja Morgan and Jill Zarin – will be on hand to salute some of television and music’s biggest stars at the annual award show. The “TV Land Awards 2011″ tapes on Sunday, April 10 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City and airs on TV Land on Sunday, April 17 at 9 pm ET/PT.

Now in its ninth year, the “TV Land Awards 2011″ pays tribute to classic and contemporary luminaries of television, music and movies. The ninety-minute telecast will feature exhilarating tributes to some of the most iconic television casts and musical performers.

Previously announced honorees include: Regis Philbin who will receive the Legend Award; the full cast of “Family Ties,” (Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Justine Bateman, Tina Yothers, Marc Price, Tracy Pollan and Billy Vera) who will be honored with the Fan Favorite Award and “The Cosby Show” cast (Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tempestt Bledsoe, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Sabrina LeBeauf and Raven Symone) who will be honored with the Impact Award. TV Land will also honor the entire cast of “Welcome Back Kotter” (John Travolta, Gabe Kaplan, Ron Palillo, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Robert Hegyes, Marcia Strassman and Ellen Travolta) with the 35th Anniversary Award and the cast of “The Facts of Life” (Lisa Whelchel, Nancy McKeon, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn, Charlotte Rae, Cloris Leachman and Geri Jewell) with the Pop Culture Award. Additionally, Daryl Hall and John Oates will receive the Music Icon Award and will perform some of their most popular hit songs.

Michael Levitt (“Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List,” “Ask Oprah’s All Stars,” “Scream Awards”) is executive producer; Glen Weiss is director (The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards,” “BET Awards,” “The 64th Annual Tony Awards”); Greg Sills is supervising producer (“VH1 Rock Honors,” “The Teen Choice Awards,” “Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards”) and TV Land’s Larry W. Jones and Casey Patterson are executive producers.

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