• Bob Newhart to Receive Icon Award at Critics’ Choice Television Awards


    LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Comic and long-time small-screen presence Bob Newhart will receive an Icon Award during the third annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards ceremony, the Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced today.

    “Bob Newhart has entertained us for more than five decades, not only as a fixture on our TV screens, but as someone who has placed an indelible stamp on the entertainment business,” according to Joey Berlin, president of the BTJA. “He is truly a legend, and we’re thrilled that he will be the recipient of the 2013 Critics’ Choice Television Icon Award.

    “His humor has endured and he continues to surprise us, which is no doubt why he is also a nominee this year for guest performer in a comedy series in addition to being our Icon honoree.”

    Newhart, with his deadpan comic delivery, became a star playing psychiatrist Bob Hartley on “The Bob Newhart Show” in the 1970s. He returned to television in 1982 as an innkeeper in “Newhart.” That series ended in 1990 with a sequence some critics have called one of the most memorable finales in television history, with Newhart’s character being knocked unconscious and waking up next to his “The Bob Newhart Show” co-star, Suzanne Pleshette.

    The BTJA also announced its honorees as Most Exciting New Series — “The Bridge,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Masters of Sex,” “The Michael J. Fox Show,” “Ray Donovan” and “Under the Dome.”

    The awards will be presented Monday at the Beverly Hilton, with the ceremony streamed live on Ustream.

    1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)


    Loading ... Loading …

    Comments are closed

     
  • The Ice House will present two nights of gut-busting laughter, when Frank Nicotero and Frances Dilorinzo co-headline on August 15 and 16....
    Happy New Year! Rose Parade Float Trophy Winners...
    The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District issued a warning to San Gabriel Valley residents to be on the lookout for an invasive species of insect called the Asian Tiger Mosquito (Ae. albopictus) which could be carrying a debilitating virus...
    It takes something extraordinary to keep me in San Marino at 8:00 p.m. on a Friday – a student performance or sporting event being the most common – but I admit to being a little bit of a curiosity seeker last weekend....
    Local fine artist Sam Nicholson is donating 25 percent of any of his paintings purchased by supporters of the Pasadena-headquartered non-profit Hillsides....
     
     
     
    Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin