TV Land announced that Kelly Ripa, actress and co-host of the popular syndicated morning talk show LIVE with Regis and Kelly, will serve as host at the fifth annual TV Land Awards. The show will tape on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA before premiering on TV Land on Wednesday, April 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The announcement was made by Larry W. Jones, President, TV Land.

The TV Land Awards is the network's fifth annual salute to Classic TV stars, shows and the individuals whose work has endured the test of time. Several awards will be bestowed upon some of television's legendary series' and stars, which the network will announce in the coming weeks. Throughout the ninety minute telecast, TV Land will feature dozens of celebrated past and present TV performers as well as musical tributes, show parodies and reunions of some of the most iconic casts from televisions' most beloved shows.

"Kelly Ripa's high energy, vitality and passion for television make her the perfect host of this year's TV Land Awards," states Larry W. Jones. "She is a great talent and her personality is sure to resonate with our audience."

Since 2001, Kelly Ripa has been co-host of the popular morning syndicated talk show LIVE with Regis and Kelly. In her past five years hosting with Regis Philbin, she has received three Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Talk Show Host. The show has been nominated for three Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Talk Show and has received two TV Guide Award nominations for Favorite Daytime Talk Show.

Ripa starred as Hayley Vaughan in a 12-year stint on ABC's All My Children, where she won three Soap Opera Digest Awards -- two for Outstanding Younger Lead Actress and one for Hottest Romance, which she shared with her real-life husband and co-star, actor Mark Consuelos. Ripa also received three Daytime Emmy nominations, two for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and one for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series. Additional television credits include her starring role on ABC's Hope & Faith, a recurring role on the hit NBC series Ed as well as the telefilms Someone to Love and It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie. Ripa also co-starred in the acclaimed Miramax feature Marvin's Room in 1996. In 1999, she won the Best Actress award at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival for her work in The Stand-In. In 2001, Ripa was among People Magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People" and E! Entertainment's "Top 20 Entertainers of the Year."

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