The TV Land Awards Celebrates The Best Of Yesteryear

April 11th, 2011 // Leave a Comment

The TV Land Awards were held a the Javits Center in New York last night, paying tribute to the television talent of the bygone era.  Michael J. Fox reunited with Family Ties co-stars Meredith Baxter, Justine Bateman, Tina Yothers and Michael Gross to accept the Fan Favorite Award from Ben Stiller.

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Paul Reiser (very excited about his upcoming NBC sitcom) presented one of the most magical duos ever, Hall & Oates with the Music Icon Award because they rule.  Barbara Walters presented Regis Philbin with the Legend Award for his 50+ years in showbusiness, while Stevie Wonder presented the cast of The Cosby Show with the Impact Award.

The list of 2011 TV Land Winners are after the jump.

35TH ANNIVERSARY AWARD
Emmy Award-winner Glee actress Jane Lynch, presented the cast of Welcome Back, Kotter with the 35th Anniversary Award. Golden Globe winner and two-time Academy Award nominee John Travolta reunited with co-stars Gabe Kaplan, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Robert Hegyes, Ellen Travolta and Marcia Strassman to accept the award.

THE IMPACT AWARD
Presented by musical prodigy Stevie Wonder, The Impact Award went to The Cosby Show cast – Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Tempestt Bledsoe, Sabrina LeBeauf, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Raven Symone, Geoffrey Owens and Malcolm-Jamal Warner.

THE LEGEND AWARD
A legend herself, Barbara Walters presented this award to Regis Philbin (LIVE! with Regis and Kelly, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?), whose career in television has spanned over 50 years.

THE MUSIC ICON AWARD
Paul Reiser presented this award to Daryl Hall and John Oates. The duo received the award for their contribution to music, having sold over 60 million albums worldwide and eight number one singles throughout their long and successful careers.

THE POP CULTURE AWARD
Stars of Hot In Cleveland presented The Facts of Life cast, including Charlotte Rae, Mindy Cohn, Kim Fields, Nancy McKeon, Lisa Whelchel, Cloris Leachman and Geri Jewell, with The Pop Culture Award.

THE FAN FAVORITE AWARD
The Fan Favorite Award was presented to the Family Ties cast by comedian extraordinaire Ben Stiller. Cast members Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter, Justine Bateman, Tina Yothers, Tracy Pollan and Marc Price accepted.

By Kelly Lynch
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