Should TV Land still exist a generation from now, there's a decent chance its viewers will get to wax nostalgic over the lives and loves of those pretty interns at Seattle Grace Hospital.
"Grey's Anatomy," the show about said interns, was designated a "Future Classic" at Sunday's fourth annual TV Land Awards. The show joins its Sunday-night ABC cohort, "Desperate Housewives," which won the honor last year, in receiving the award.
Of course, TV Land being the often-cheeky enterprise it is, "Grey's" got a little ribbing along with its award during Sunday's ceremony. A number of actors from past shows about doctors and nurses -- including Ed Begley Jr., Chad Everett, Diahann Carroll, Loretta Swit and Jane Seymour -- took part in a parody of the show.
Other honorees at Sunday's ceremony included "Cheers," which won the Legend Award, and Sid Caesar, who was presented the Pioneer Award by Billy Crystal. The awards, hosted by "Will & Grace" star Megan Mullally, will air Wednesday on TV Land, with a simulcast on Nick at Nite.
TV Land's Future Classic honor predates the awards show itself. In addition to "Desperate Housewives," past honorees include "Arrested Development," "Scrubs" and "Malcolm in the Middle."