Joan Rivers, Shonda Rimes, original ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast voted into TV Academy Hall of Fame – Orange County Register
NORTH HOLLYWOOD — The late comic icon Joan Rivers, writer and producer Shonda Rhimes, producer John Wells and the original cast of “Saturday Night Live” have been voted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame, the academy’s selection committee announced today.
Rhimes is best known for creating the shows “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.”
Wells has been a producer and/or showrunner for “ER,” “The West Wing” and “Shameless,” among others.
Late comedian Joan Rivers, left, and prolific TV producer Shonda Rhimes are among those voted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be Nov 15, 2017, at the TV Academy in North Hollywood. (Getty Images)
The original “Saturday Night Live” cast is being inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in a Nov. 15, 2017 ceremony in North Hollywood. They are Laraine Newman, left, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd, Garrett Morris and Chevy Chase. (NBC photo)
File – Producer John Wells attends the Turner Network 2016 Upfronts at Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in New York. Wells is being inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in a Nov. 15, 2017 ceremony in North Hollywood. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
File – Academy Awards production designer Roy Christopher reveals the set design for the 80th Academy Awards ceremony at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, AMPAS, in Beverly Hills, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008. Christopher is being inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in a Nov. 15, 2017 ceremony in North Hollywood. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman, and Gilda Radner will be honored for their groundbreaking work on “SNL” in the mid-1970s.
The 24th Hall of Fame class also includes 10-time Emmy-winning art director and production designer Roy Christopher.