TV Land to Honor Spelling


TV Land will pay tribute to late TV producer and show creator Aaron Spelling on both its linear network and Web site (

Spelling died last Friday at the age of 83.

The network will rebroadcast two installments of its 2004 six-part special, TV Land Moguls -- exploring the biggest moguls from the 1970s and spotlighting Spelling's rise to prominence during the period in which he created TV hits including Charlie's Angels, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island and Starsky & Hutch -- Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon (EST/PST).

And will showcase of variety of Spelling-related highlights that online visitors can access beginning immediately.

“Aaron Spelling was an enormous talent whose keen eye, sharp wit and deep understanding of why people love television made him one of the greatest sources of beloved TV shows in the history of the medium," TV Land and Nick at Nite president Larry W. Jones said in a prepared statement.

"Mr. Spelling exuded charm and worked tirelessly to entertain us all,” he added. “Many of us at TV Land feel so honored to have known him, and our deepest condolences go out to the Spelling family, friends and fans as we all mourn the loss of this incredibly gifted man.”