TV Land to Bow Awards Show

TV Land will throw its hat into the awards-show arena with the March debut
of TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV.

TV Land and Nick at Nite will simulcast the show March 9, which will pay
homage to the legends, innovators, pop-culture favorites and unsung heroes of
television's past, the network said.

Former Three's Company star John Ritter will host the award show. TV
Land is expected to announce categories in the near future.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.