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(VIDEO) Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Laverne and Shirley, and Aretha Franklin Among the 2012 TV Land Award Winners

The red carpet was rolled out Saturday night for the TV Land Awards 10th anniversary celebration. Dozen of stars from TV, movies, and music made the trip to the Lexington Avenue Armory for the festivities.

Named this year’s Pop Culture Award winner, Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Paul Reubens was recognized for his alter ego Pee Wee Herman. The Saturday morning children show, Pee Wee’s Playhouse was a multiple Emmy winner during its five years on CBS. Reubens created the character and program at the Los Angeles improv troupe, the Groundlings. The TV show featured the late Phil Hartman, Lawrence Fishburne, and S. Epatha Merkerson, a future Emmy winner for her work on Law and Order.

Reubens tells FishbowlNY in the video clip that it was an easy transition making Pee Wee’s Playhouse children-themed.

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TV Land Awards to Honor Regis Philbin in New York

At this year’s TV Land Awards, the first held in New York City, broadcasting icon Regis Philbin will receive the Legend Award.

The awards will take place April 10 at the Jacob Javits Center, and debut on the channel April 17.

“Regis Philbin is an adored television icon,” said Larry W. Jones.  “A native New Yorker, he has given a slice of the city to all of his loyal viewers.  TV Land is thrilled to have an opportunity to honor him.”

Earlier this month, Philbin, 79, announced his retirement from Live with Regis and Kelly. He is planning to stay with the program through the summer.