or


[08/12/05 - 12:00 AM]
Emmy Award Winner Ellen Degeneres Set as Host for the 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

[via press release from The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences]

EMMY AWARD WINNER ELLEN DEGENERES SET AS HOST FOR THE 57TH ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

Live Telecast from Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on Sept. 18 on CBS Television

North Hollywood, CA, August 12, 2005 �Emmy Award winner Ellen DeGeneres has been set to host the 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards to be broadcast from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 18 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Nina Tassler, President of CBS Entertainment, and Dick Askin, Chairman and CEO, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, made the announcement today.

"You know me, any excuse to put on a dress," DeGeneres said in regards to this year's hosting duties.

"We are thrilled that Ellen DeGeneres is returning to host the Emmy Awards again on CBS," said Tassler. "She's an incredibly multi-talented performer whose comedic skills and energy promise to deliver an Emmy Awards broadcast to remember."

Askin added, "Ellen has demonstrated her extraordinary ability to connect with the television viewing audience. She will be the perfect compliment to the creative, exciting and entertaining show being planned for the Primetime Emmys. We are delighted to have her back."

"There is no more perfect choice to host this year's Emmy show than Ellen," said Executive producer Ken Ehrlich. "She brings her own distinct style and talent to everything she does, and this year in particular, with some of the most exciting nominations in years�and hopefully a show to match�we're thrilled to have her bring those talents to the show."

DeGeneres was lauded as the host of the The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS for giving the post-September 11 telecast audience a reason to laugh. She is an entertainment pioneer whose distinctive comic voice resonates with audiences from her stand-up comedy appearances, through her work on television, in film and in the literary world. DeGeneres has made a home for herself with her nine-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning syndicated talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which is embarking on its third season. This year, DeGeneres won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host.

Prior to the launch of her talk show, DeGeneres provided the voice for Dory in the blockbuster animated feature film Finding Nemo. She also crossed the country on a 35-city stand-up comedy tour, entitled the "Here and Now" tour. The series included a performance taped for a highly-rated cable comedy special which was subsequently nominated for two Emmy Awards. Last year, DeGeneres' second book, The Funny Thing Is... hit the New York Times' bestseller list, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for the audio version of the book. Her first book, My Point... And I Do Have One, debuted as #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

DeGeneres began her career as an emcee at a local comedy club in her hometown of New Orleans, which eventually led to her winning Showtime's Funniest Person in America. She went on to tape several acclaimed and award-winning cable specials. She began her acting career in television on the sitcom Open House and then on Laurie Hill before starring in These Friends of Mine, which was later renamed Ellen. Running from 1994-1998, Ellen garnered record ratings and numerous awards and nominations, including a Peabody and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. She followed with the CBS sitcom, The Ellen Show in 2001.

DeGeneres' other television credits include the Emmy nominated television movie If These Walls Could Talk II, which she also executive produced, and an Emmy nominated guest appearance on The Larry Sanders Show. Her feature film credits include EdTV, The Love Letter, Goodbye Lover, Coneheads and Mr. Wrong, among others. She has hosted such industry events as the 38th Annual Grammy Awards, for which she earned an Emmy nomination; the 39th Annual Grammy Awards; the 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, for which she received an American Comedy Award; VH1 Honors, which garnered her a Cable Ace Award; VH1 Divas Las Vegas; and a Saturday Night Live Christmas special.

On Monday, September 19, join Ellen for her very first ever live episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show as she dedicates the entire hour to the Primetime Emmy Awards including exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the broadcast. Fresh off its second consecutive Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show returns for its third season on Tuesday, September 6, 2005.

The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards is being produced by Ken Ehrlich Productions and is presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer; Michael B. Seligman and Renato Basile are the producers; Danette Herman is the coordinating producer and executive in charge of talent. Bruce Gowers will direct.





  [august 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)





[08/30/15 - 08:36 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Rides NFL Preseason to Another Victory
Coverage of the Seahawks and the Chargers tops the charts in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/30/15 - 08:31 AM]
Encore of "Saturday Night Live" Matches the Show's Highest Metered-Market Household Rating in 10 Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 29.

[08/29/15 - 08:37 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Climbs to Top Spot with NFL Preseason
Coverage of the Lions at the Jaguars leads the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/29/15 - 08:34 AM]
Encore of "America's Got Talent" Ties for #2 in Its Time Period Among the Big 4 Networks in Men 18-34 and Men 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, August 28.

[08/28/15 - 04:35 PM]
"#DanceBattle America," ABC's New Dance Competition Special, Premieres Monday, September 14
Alfonso Ribeiro and Jordin Sparks host the one-hour special, which will follow the season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars."

[08/28/15 - 01:00 PM]
Rowan Blanchard and Paris Berelc Star in the Disney Channel Original Movie "Invisible Sister," Premiering Friday, October 9 on Disney Channel
The film is set to premiere as part of "Monstober," Disney Channel's month-long Halloween-themed programming event.

[08/28/15 - 11:08 AM]
The Might of the Empire Grows and Fan-Favorite Clone Troopers Debut in New Episodes of "Star Wars Rebels" Season 2 Beginning Wednesday, October 14
In "Star Wars Rebels" Season Two, past lives will be revealed and the destiny of our heroes will be changed forever.

[08/28/15 - 10:40 AM]
Christina Applegate to Guest-Star on New Comedy "The Grinder"
Additional guest castings for the new series include Emmanuelle Chriqui and Nat Faxon.

[08/28/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Food Fighters" Matches Its Season High in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 27.

[08/28/15 - 08:38 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother," "Big Bang" Continue Win Streak for CBS
The Eye has won the past 11 Thursdays among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/28/15 - 07:05 AM]
USA Network Stars Support No More Campaign to End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Upcoming "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Marathon on August 30
Aaron Tveit, Gina Torres, John Cena, Mark Feuerstein, Patrick J. Adams, Rami Malek, Sarah Rafferty and Daniel Sunjata are all featured in the 11-episode stunt.

[08/28/15 - 06:17 AM]
Brooke Burke-Charvet Returns as Co-Host for the 95th Anniversary Broadcast of Miss America
She joins previously announced judges Brett Eldredge, Taya Kyle, Kevin O'Leary, Amy Purdy and Zendaya, as well as Nick Jonas who will act as the official music curator of the evening.

[08/27/15 - 05:10 PM]
FOX Gives Midseason Drama "The Frankenstein Code" New Title of "Lookinglass"
The Rob Kazinsky-led drama is due in 2016 on the network.

[08/27/15 - 03:47 PM]
Video: VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" Season 2 Super Trailer
Premiering on Monday, September 7, the new cast is willing to lay it all on the line, striving to leave a permanent mark on the music industry despite sacrifices they may be forced to make.

[08/27/15 - 02:37 PM]
FXX to Air Special Mini-Marathon of "Archer's" Greatest Loves
Sterling Archer is reflecting on some of his greatest loves from the past with a special mini-marathon airing Saturday, September 26 from 10 PM - 1 AM ET/PT.