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[04/15/10 - 10:35 AM]
Blondie, Rock 'N' Roll Legends, to Perform and Receive the Icon Award at the "8th Annual TV Land Awards"
In addition to receiving the Icon Award, the band will be performing one of their classic hits.

[via press release from TV Land]

BLONDIE, ROCK 'N' ROLL LEGENDS, TO PERFORM AND RECEIVE THE ICON AWARD AT THE "8th ANNUAL TV LAND AWARDS"

Award Show to Premiere on TV Land on Sunday, April 25th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

April 15, 2010, Los Angeles, CA -- Blondie, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, and the pioneers of rock and new wave, will be honored at the "8th Annual TV Land Awards" that will be held on Saturday, April 17th, 2010 on the historic stage 15 of the Sony Studios Culver City lot. The band will receive the Icon Award for its contributions to music and pop culture through their long and successful career in the music industry. In addition to receiving the Icon Award, the band will be performing one of their classic hits. The TV Land Awards premieres on Sunday, April 25th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, music, style and pop culture icons and best selling recording artists, Blondie emerged from the late '70s new wave punk scene in New York City and defied easy categorization. With great rock hooks and brilliant, ironic lyrics, they were also known for their hip clothes and the cool hair. Lead singer, Debbie Harry went from the pages of Punk magazines to the cover of just about every mainstream publication on the newsstands. With multiple #1 smash hits like "Heart of Glass," "One Way Or Another," "Call Me," "Rapture" and "Maria," the band has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. Their "Maria" made Blondie the only artist to have a #1 hit in the UK in each of 3 decades, further proving their relevance and staying power. Blondie is currently finishing a brand new album to be released later this year, their first release with new music since The Curse of Blondie in 2003.

Blondie will be heading out on a world tour beginning in June. For more information on Blondie, please visit http://www.blondie.net/.

TV Land announced yesterday that some of television and film's most iconic names -- Billy Crystal, Jane Leeves, Jay Leno, Wendie Malick, Bob Newhart, Betty White and more will be presenters at the "8th Annual TV Land Awards."

The following honorees were announced to participate in the "8th Annual TV Land Awards" including the entire cast of "Everybody Loves Raymond" who will receive the Impact Award, "Glee" which will receive this year's Future Classic Award and Mel Brooks ("Blazing Saddles") and Carl Reiner ("The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "Ocean's Eleven") who will each receive the Legend Award. 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 in June 2009. Also scheduled to appear are Academy� Award-winner Tom Hanks and Emmy� Award-nominee Peter Scolari who will reunite to accept the Anniversary Award for the 30th anniversary of the comedy, "Bosom Buddies," along with fellow cast members Donna Dixon, Telma Hopkins and Holland Taylor, marking the first time that the cast has been together publicly since the show went off the air. The cast of " The Love Boat" will be on hand to receive the Fan Favorite Award, which was executive produced by Aaron Spelling and set on a cruise ship where the boat's crew encouraged its weekly guest stars to find romance on the high seas, usually on its voyage between Los Angeles and Puerto Vallarta.

Now in its eighth year, the "TV Land Awards" pays tribute to 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.

Michael Levitt ("Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List," "Billboard Music Awards," "Scream Awards") is executive producer; Emmy� Award-winning Jeff Margolis is director ("Academy Awards," "American Music Awards," "Screen Actors Guild Awards"); Greg Sills serves as supervising producer ("VH1 Rock Honors," "The Teen Choice Awards," "Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards"); and TV Land's Larry W. Jones and Sal Maniaci are executive producers.

TV Land and all related logos and titles are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

About TV Land PRIME and TV Land

TV Land PRIME is TV Land's programming destination designed for people in their forties and the exclusive home to the premieres of the network's original programming, contemporary television series acquisitions and movies. TV Land PRIME is part of TV Land, a network dedicated to presenting the best in entertainment on all platforms for Adults 25-54. Consisting of original programming, acquired shows, hit movies and full-service Web site, TV Land is now seen in over 95 million U.S. homes.

About MTV Networks

MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company's portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 400 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, SPIKE, TV Land, Atom, GameTrailers and Xfire.





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[04/25/15 - 08:42 AM]
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[04/25/15 - 08:33 AM]
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[04/24/15 - 12:32 PM]
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[04/24/15 - 11:17 AM]
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[04/24/15 - 10:35 AM]
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[04/24/15 - 10:31 AM]
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[04/24/15 - 10:26 AM]
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