The Television Academy will induct sound pioneer and innovator Dolby Laboratories Ray Dolby*, Emmy Award-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, prolific writer-producer David E. Kelley, late night legend Jay Leno, media mogul and FOX Broadcasting Company founder Rupert Murdoch, and iconic ABC Network executive Brandon Stoddard, into the 23rd Hall of Fame. Tom Bergeron has also been named to host this year's ceremonies taking place at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel Tuesday, March 11th.
Presenters named to honor this year's previously announced inductees include:
- Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) presenting to Julia Louis-Dreyfus
- Bill Maher (Real Time with Bill Maher) presenting to Jay Leno
- Bill D'Elia (Executive Producer & Director of The Crazy Ones) presenting to David E. Kelley
- Chris Cookson (Former President, Sony Pictures Technology) presenting to Ray Dolby*
- Joe Morgenstern (Film Critic, The Wall Street Journal) presenting to Brandon Stoddard
- Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy) presenting to Rupert Murdoch
*Ray Dolby will be inducted posthumously.
The 23rd Annual Hall of Fame Gala will be produced by Phil Gurin (NAACP Image Awards, The Singing Bee, Shark Tank and Oh Sit!) and scripted by Primetime Emmy Award-winning writer Dave Boone (63rd & 64th Annual Tony Awards).