February 18, 2009 12:54 PM
The seventh annual TV Land Awards will be taped April 19 at a new venue, Universal Studios' Gibson Amphitheatre, for telecast on April 26 at 9 p.m.
In the past years, the ceremony—always winningly (and cleverly) presented—was taped at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.
One wonders if the new venue will be as hospitable to the high-wire acts that have characterized the ceremony's spectacular past opening numbers. (Remember Kelly Ripa dropping in as "The Flying Nun's" Sister Bertrille in 2007 and the assorted classic TV stars who descended from the rafters last year?)
More details about this year's ceremony are yet to come. The awards show is again being executive produced by Michael Levitt ("Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List," "Billboard Music Awards," "Scream Awards") and directed by Jeff Margolis, a veteran of the Oscars, American Music Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards telecasts. Greg Sills (“VH1 Rock Honors,” “The Teen Choice Awards,” “Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards”) is supervising producer and Sal Maniaci and Larry Jones are executive producers for TV Land.