Programming note: TV Land airing “The Best of The American Comedy Awards” tonight

We're still more than a week away from the multi-channel premiere of The Comedy Awards, but TV Land is offering a nostalgic look back at the previous editions of "The American Comedy Awards" with an hourlong special tonight called The Best of The American Comedy Awards: A Retrospective of Past Award Shows from 1987-2001.

That's fairly self-explanatory, don't you think?

It airs tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific. 

Among the performers featured in the recap of George Schlatter's awards show, which used to air on ABC, are Roseanne Barr, George Carlin, Jim Carrey, Tim Conway, Billy Crystal, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine, Don Rickles, Ray Romano, Jerry Seinfeld, Red Skelton, Jonathan Winters and Betty White.

As for the new edition of The Comedy Awards, it'll air on April 10 on Comedy Central as well as sister networks TV Land, Spike, Vh1, CMT, Logo and Nick at Nite.

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