When Tim Allen was asked to host this year’s “8th Annual TV Land Awards,” his biggest concern was the opening number.
He’d watched Neil Patrick Harris sing and dance his way through a grand opening for last year’s show and told producers, “I could never do as big a song-and-dance opening.”
But he does hint at some song and dance for what he calls “a little odd” opening to this year’s show, airing Sunday on the cable channel.
Odd is acceptable. The TV Land Awards aren’t treated with the same reverence as the Emmys or Golden Globe Awards. The show is considered more of a celebration. This year’s ceremony will honor “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “The Love Boat,” “Bosom Buddies” and “Charlie’s Angels.” And the Future Classic Award will go to “Glee,” an honor previously given to “Desperate Housewives” and “Arrested Development.”