The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the inductees for its 21st Hall of Fame class on Monday.
Producers Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray of Bunim-Murray (Real Word, Road Rules series), former CEO of The Walt Disney Co. Michael Eisner and television producer Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly, The Big Bang Theory) will be honored at the March gala.
Also to be inducted will be: Don Francisco (Mario Kreutzberger), host of Univision's venerable Sábado Gigante; Sherman Hemsley, actor most known as George Jefferson on The Jeffersons; lighting designer Bill Klages; and Vivian Vance & William Frawley, who played Fred and Ethel Mertz on I Love Lucy.
"The group of inductees for this year's Hall of Fame has had a remarkable impact in all areas of the television industry, from performers and hosts to producers and executives," said WME board member Mark Itkin, who headed the selection committee. "It is a tremendous privilege to chair this committee and be able to honor this group with the recognition that they so greatly deserve."
The 21st annual ATAS Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held March. 1 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.