Movie lovers have the Academy Awards and the music industry has the Grammys. But, the big event for fans of classic television is the annual TV Land Awards. This year’s event moves from the Barker Hanger at the Santa Monica Airport to the Gibson Amphitheater at Universal Studios. But, as per usual, it’s a great event to see stars of cancelled TV shows.
Though TV Land now produces new shows that aren’t directly related to classic TV, this yearly celebration is still focused on the stars and shows of years gone by.
Following in the footsteps of John Ritter, Brad Garrett, Megan Mullally, and Vanessa L. Williams, this year’s host is Neil Patrick Harris. He’s very popular these days from his work on How I Met Your Mother and the Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog web series. He’s also no stranger to classic TV, having starred in ABC’s Doogie Howser MD series 20 years ago. An accomplished musical theatre performer, Harris puts those skills to good use to kick off the show.