Tim Allen Will Host 8th Annual TV Land Awards

Tim Allen arrives for the 2nd Annual National Kidney Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic at Lakeside Golf Club on May 4, 2009 in Burbank, California Tim Allen arrives for the 2nd Annual National Kidney Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic at Lakeside Golf Club on May 4, 2009 in Burbank, California

Tim Allen has been tapped to host the “8th Annual TV Land Awards” which are scheduled to tape on April 17 on the Sony Lot in Culver City, Calif. The show premieres on Sunday, April 25 at 9 PM ET.

Allen was previously honored last year, when his award-winning show, “Home Improvement” was given the Fan Favorite Award.

“Tim Allen is a versatile and hilarious performer who fits perfectly into the plans for this year’s TV Land Awards,” said Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. “We are thrilled to have him as our host this year.”

Allen will next be heard reprising his role as Buzz Lightyear in the Disney/Pixar animated film “Toy Story 3” scheduled for release on June 18. He was last seen on screen in his feature film directorial debut, the independent comedy “Crazy on the Outside” in which he starred opposite Ray Liotta and Sigourney Weaver.

Honorees previously announced include the entire cast of “Everybody Loves Raymond” who will reunite for this year’s TV Land Awards for the first time since the death of fellow cast member Peter Boyle to receive the Impact Award.

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 1970s 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 from cancer in June 2009.

Now in its eighth year, the “TV Land Awards” celebrates 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.

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