Last weekend, husband-and-wife Tracy Pollan and Michael J. Fox got together with some of the most beloved actors on television at the taping of the TV Land Awards 2011, which the nostalgic cable network will televise Sunday (April 17). Pollan played Ellen Reed to Fox’s Alex P. Keaton at the end of NBC’s “Family Ties,” one of the shows that was celebrated.
The event was “surreal,” Pollan maintains. “I mean, there’s no other way to qualify it. I didn’t know what to expect, and it was a huge deal. I’ve been to the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes, and this was definitely as big. I haven’t experienced that many photographers and that much press in a long time, and Michael said the same thing. It really brought everybody out.
“Plus, you had these amazing shows (as honorees, also including ‘The Cosby Show,’ ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ and ‘The Facts of Life’). What was exciting about our award was that it was the Fan Favorite Award, so just to know that the fans are still out there and so crazy about the show, it was really kind of a special thing.”