MARK BURNETT RETURNS AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF "PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2016"
Awards Show Will be Broadcast Live Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 on CBS
Award-winning producer Mark Burnett will return as executive producer of PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2016, which will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2016 will kick off the 2016 awards show season.
Jane Mun, Fred Nelson and Kimmie H. Kim will join Burnett on the production team. Mun and Nelson will serve alongside Burnett as executive producers, with Kim as co-executive producer of the telecast.
"Every year, we set the bar higher on how we can deliver the biggest show that engages fans," said Burnett. "Last year, the fans cast hundreds of millions of votes to choose the winners. In my seventh year, we are looking forward to entertaining the fans and engaging them like never before."
"We are thrilled to have the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS return for its seventh year at Microsoft Theater," said Lee Zeidman, President, Microsoft Theater. "Since 2010, it has always been a great way to kick off the new year at our venue with some of the biggest stars of music, television and movies, along with all of their devoted fans."
The PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS is the only major awards show where fans choose the nominees and winners across multiple genres of movies, music and television. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) will distribute the show internationally. Voting to determine the nominees begins Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 (10:00 AM, ET) at www.PeoplesChoice.com through Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 (11:59 PM, ET). The nominations announcement press conference, to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, will reveal the final nominees in all categories and launch the second phase of voting on the website and social platforms. Voting to determine the winners will remain open until Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. Voting for the Favorite New TV Comedy and Drama categories will begin Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 and run throughout the first hour of PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2016 on Jan. 6.
ABOUT PEOPLE'S CHOICE
Now in its 42nd year, the People's Choice Awards is the only major awards show voted on entirely by the public for fan favorites in movies, music and television. The People's Choice official website at www.PeoplesChoice.com houses the voting platform where fans determine the nominees and winners for the annual awards show. Every year, potential nominees are determined by national ratings averages, box-office grosses, music sales and PeoplesChoice.com data, then vetted through E-Poll Market Research. Fred Nelson is the President of People's Choice, and serves alongside Mark Burnett and Jane Mun as Executive Producers of the awards show. The awards show, and digital, mobile and social extensions of the brand are owned by Procter & Gamble, and produced by United Artist Media Group (UAMG) a joint venture among MGM, Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and Hearst Corporation.
People's Choice Awards Twitter: https://twitter.com/PeoplesChoice