What the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is to rock music, The TV Land Awards are to television -- an opportunity to enshrine the best of an entertainment legacy. Last night's 2012 edition was the 10th visit to the video vault.
The Host: Kelly Ripa
The inescapable Kelly Ripa dropped into the ceremonies dressed as Batman's Catwoman. "I'm gonna be honest with you," she told the audience of familiar faces. "We had 400 different cat jokes, absolutely none of them suitable for TV Land." Then she was less than honest, calling the gathering "TV's hippest party." Gimme a break. The TV Land Awards are flat out retro, and proud of it.