21st Century Fox media mogul Rupert Murdoch, “Ally McBeal” creator David E. Kelley and former ABC executive Brandon Stoddard are also being inducted into the hall of fame. Dolby Laboratories founder Ray Dolby, who died in September at age 80, will be inducted posthumously.
The induction ceremony will take place March 11 at the Beverly Wilshire hotel, produced in partnership with the Television Academy Foundation. Phil Gurin (whose credits include “Oh Sit!” and “Shark Tank”) will executive produce the gala.
“The six individuals being inducted into the Hall of Fame have all made a profound impact on the landscape of television, leaving their own mark within our industry and with audiences around the world,” Television Academy chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum said of the latest group of inductees. “Their groundbreaking contributions will last for generations, making them true icons who could not be more deserving of the Television Academy’s highest honor.”
Since its inception in 1984, the Hall of Fame has inducted more than 130 individuals.