Inside 2011 TV Land Awards: Tribute and Parody


Elza Bergeron, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter, Michael J. Fox, Tracy Pollan


Michael J. Fox reunited with his 'Family Ties' co-stars when receiving the Fan Favorite Award from comedian Ben Stiller.

Celebrities from television, film and music came together to celebrate 2011 TV Land Awards which was held for the first time in New York on Sunday, April 10. The ceremony was filled with tributes to iconic shows such as "Family Ties", "The Cosby Show", "Welcome Back, Kotter" and "The Facts of Life".

To mark the change of venue, Liza Minnelli performed "New York New York" as the opening. The event went on honoring Regis Philbin with Legend Award, Daryl Hall and John Oates with Music Icon Award, and the aforementioned TV shows. Jane Lynch, Barbara Walters, Jane Leeves, and Ben Stiller were among the presenters.

Stevie Wonder performed his hit "Higher Ground", followed by Billy Vera who sang the songs from "Family Ties". In the middle of the show, a parody of "The King's Speech" was slipped along with a tribute for television housewives by the cast of "The Real Housewives of New York City".

The show will be aired in its entirety on Sunday, April 17 at 9 P.M. ET/PT.



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