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'Freaks and Geeks' reunion, Jennifer Hudson performance planned for TV Land Awards

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Karen Butler
Cast members James Franco (L) and Seth Rogen arrive for the premiere of the motion picture comedy The Interview at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on Dec. 11, 2014. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Cast members James Franco (L) and Seth Rogen arrive for the premiere of the motion picture comedy "The Interview" at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on Dec. 11, 2014. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, April 9 (UPI) -- The cast of Freaks and Geeks will be honored at the 2015 TV Land Awards, the cable television network announced.

Terry Crews is to host the event at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. The ceremony will be taped Saturday and will air April 18 on TV Land with simulcasts on Nickelodeon and NickMom.

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"Freaks and Geeks, which will receive the 15th Anniversary Award, is a cult comedy series that aired on NBC for only one season from 1999-2000, yet continues to find new fans every year," a news release said. "Starring actors who have gone on to A-list stardom, Freaks and Geeks revolves around Lindsay Weir, her brother Sam, and their two entirely different groups of friends: the 'freaks' -- druggies and delinquents -- and the 'geeks' -- the socially awkward who are just trying to get through high school."

Confirmed to attend the TV Land reunion are series creator Paul Feig and executive producer Judd Apatow, along with stars Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Linda Cardellini, Busy Philipps, Samm Levine, Martin Starr, David Gruber Allen and Steve Bannos. Missing from the list is the constantly working James Franco.

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The TV Land Awards ceremony will also feature a performance by Grammy- and Oscar-winning musician and actress Jennifer Hudson. She is to sing "Whatever Makes You Happy" from the soundtrack to the TV series Empire.

This year's awards will honor as well the casts and creative teams behind the beloved shows Parenthood, The Wonder Years and Ally McBeal.

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