“Come aboard… We’re expecting you…” For nine seasons, The Love Boat was a welcome escape for TV viewers and a staple of ABC’s Saturday night schedule.
The show went off the air in 1986, but members of the cast reunited for a series of TV movies, including 1990’s The Love Boat: A Valentine Voyage. In 1998, as part of the short-lived The Love Boat: The Next Wave series, members of the cast reboarded the Pacific Princess for a journey down memory lane.
Now, the cast is set to reunite for the upcoming TV Land Awards. Scheduled to appear are Gavin MacLeod, Fred Grandy, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Ted McGinley, Lauren Tewes, and Jill Whelan. Frequent guest star Charo will also take part. The cast will be presented with the Fan Favorite Award.
This is the latest classic TV event to be added to the event. Last week, it was announced that the surviving cast of Bosom Buddies (Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Donna Dixon, Telma Hopkins, and Holland Taylor) would reunite for the first time in many years.
The Everybody Loves Raymond cast (Ray Romano, Brad Garrett, Patricia Heaton, Doris Roberts, Madylin Sweeten, Sawyer Sweeten, and Sullivan Sweeten) will also come together for the night. Other events include a tribute to Charlie’s Angels with Cheryl Ladd and Jaclyn Smith, the cast of Glee accepting the Future Classic award, and veteran show creators Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner receiving the night’s Legend awards.
Hosted by Tim Allen (Home Improvement), the TV Land Awards will air on Sunday, April 25th, at 9pm.